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CCI Color Matching System (CMS) Starter Kit w/ Waterbase Base

CCI Color Mixing System (CMS) Starter Kit w/ Waterbase Base


This CMS kit works seamlessly with CCI's free CMS software. Click the link below to play around with the software and see how easy it is to use!

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CCI Color Mixing System (CMS) Starter Kit w/ Waterbase Base

CCI's CMS is a 14 color water based color mixing system for brilliant and accurate color matches. When combined with the included Clear Waterbase Base , the result is bright, vivid colors with an amazingly soft feel. When printing on white 100% cotton fabrics the cost per print is less than that of plastisol. This is a PVC free pigment system designed for printing on 100% cotton fabrics. With this kit, you can start mixing extremely accurate pantone matches for your customers, while simultaneously offering them the super soft hand feel they desire. The kit includes 14 8oz. bottles of super concentrated mixing pigments, and a gallon of clear mixing base. The kit also works seamlessly with CCI's free online CMS software , which will give you perfect mixing formulas for whatever PMS color you desire.

What's Included

  • Pigment Blue 072
  • Pigment Green
  • Pigment Mixing Black
  • Pigment Mixing White
  • Pigment Orange
  • Pigment Purple
  • Pigment Process Blue
  • Pigment Red 032
  • Pigment Reflex Blue
  • Pigment Phodamine Red
  • Pigment Rubine Red
  • Pigment Violet
  • Pigment Warm Red
  • Pigment Yellow
  • 1 Gallon Clear Waterbase Base

Product Details and Usage

Usage: Use a PMS mixing color guide or the CCI Color management software to mix the pigments into a base. Mix 10% pigment to 90% base. If using the PMS color guide, move the decimal point in the guide one digit to the left, bringing it from 100 to 10. Then follow the formula in the guide and mix 10% pigment to 90% base.

45.20g of ink, move the decimal one place to the left to be 4.520. You now have 10% of the formula. Scale these #'s up to the size of the container. If you want to make 800 grams of ink, then 80 grams will be pigment, and take the rest of the formula and multiply by 8.
Do not over concentrate the pigment any more than 30% by weight, this can cause problems curing and wash fastness issues.

Example Color Recipe for PMS 285:

RFU/Reference Formula CMS Method
Reflex Blue 37.50 3.75
Pro Blue 12.50 1.25
Mixing White 50.00 5.00
Base 90.0
Total 100%

Curing Temperature: 320 Degrees (160 C)
Fusion Time: Approximately 90 seconds depending on the base. Times may be longer depending on the curing rate of your dryer.
Maximum Pigment load: Not to exceed 30%
Finish Appearance: Matte
Bleed Resistant: None
Squeegee: 70 to 80 Durometer
Squeegee Angle: 45 Degrees
Print Stroke: Maximum speed, lighter pressure
Emulsion: Use TX-Discharge or any water resistant emulsion
Underlay:Discharge White or Discharge Base with 4 to 6% activator
Mesh Count: 86 to 305 mesh
Thinner: Water
Clean Up: Use Aqua Wash or soap and water
Color Range: Pigments and Fluorescents
Substrate Type: 100% Cotton
Substrate Color: Lights work best.

Recommended Printing Techniques

The screen should have an ample amount of ink in the frame to flood the screen after each print. Always flood the screen to prevent drying in the screen. We recommend using Water Base and Discharge Retarder to slow down the air drying process of the ink. To test best fusion of the garment, wash test to see if you are getting a complete cure from your dryer. Always put a lid on your ink even when you are printing to keep the ink fresh and keep it from drying, especially on hot days.

Product Accessories
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