Maxi Set Vehicle is a product specially designed as an economical
alternative to traditional small offset rubber-based vehicles.
While Maxi Set Vehicle is for use on sheetfed lithographic presses,
it is important to understand that Maxi Set is a rubber-base substitute, and not a traditional
oil-based vehicle. Thus, Maxi Set Vehicle is not quite as drier-reactive as our
other quickset vehicles, and when drier is added, the resultant
dried ink film is very brittle.
Maxi Set Inks and inks made with Maxi Set Vehicle dry by
penetration of the solvent portion of the vehicle into the paper
substrate and by adhesion of the resin-pigment layer left on top of
the paper surface. Maxi Set vehicle is very press-stable, enabling
inks to be left on the press overnight. Also, Maxi Set vehicle can
be used to make inks that produce stable emulsions, very important
on some small offset presses with integrated dampening systems.
Usually, all that is necessary to make a small offset ink with Maxi
Set vehicle is flush (quickset or heatset), about 2% PTFE powder
(Very helpful if you are making an ink for coated stocks.), and
52-type solvent to set the tack. Maxi Set vehicle can also be used
to make business forms inks if the tack is reduced to the web
offset range with oil or solvent. Maxi Set vehicle can be used to
produce high tack small offset inks with measured VOC's of about
17% using Method 24.
Please refer to our product FAQ for more information about Maxi Set
Tack: 18 points @ 400 RPM @ 90 F
Viscosity (Laray): 525 Poises, yield value: 9,100 Dynes/CmSq
Resin Type: Special Hydrocarbon 140C MP
Solvent Percentage: 20%
VOC percent (method 24) 17.7%
Solvent Boiling Range: 375-675 F
Drying Oil Content: 0%
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