ABOUT

About SURIMACCA Inks

Inks jointly developed by Turner Colour Works × SURIMACCA

SURIMACCA inks are water-based inks developed in cooperation with Turner Colour Works Ltd., made easy to use for those who are new to screen printing.

Features of SURIMACCA Inks

01.Less likely
to clog

Normal water-based inks dry quickly and clog up the screen if left for a short period of time. It is hard to produce clean prints with clogged screens, because it will be difficult for the ink to pass through. To prevent clogging, SURIMACCA inks have been developed to slow down the drying speed to the utmost limit so that even first-time users can print with ease.

*The KOTTERI series inks are thicker and dry faster than regular SURIMACCA inks as they are made with an emphasis on creating strong and vibrant outcomes even on dark backgrounds.

02.Cures without
heat

Normal water-based inks need to be heat cured at the end but SURIMACCA inks can be fixed without any heat by just drying it.

However, since the drying time of the inks are delayed to prevent clogging, it takes about one day for the ink to dry naturally, although the drying time varies depending on the season. If you want the ink to set quickly, you can use a hair dryer or iron and it will dry straight away.

03.Printable on
polyester

SURIMACCA inks are printable on polyester as well as natural fibers like cotton and linen*. Of course it can be printed on paper other than fabrics too.

*Only if they have not been treated with a water-repellant finish

04.Mix your own
color

You can choose from more than 20 different color variations, and can even mix and match inks. You can create and print with your very own colors.

Color Variations

*Colors may vary depending on your browser. Please use this sample as reference.

● 100ml bottle

JPY 600

● 300ml bottle

JPY 1,600

*All prices are tax excluded.
*300ml bottles are available with limited colors.

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Clear ink

Clear inks are a special kind of ink that can be mixed with other colors to adjust the opacity.

If you dilute a color with white ink, it will inevitably become a pastel color, but if you dilute it with clear ink, it will look like the color itself has been watered down. It is possible to create transparent colors, which could not be done before, so try mixing it with various inks to create your own colors.

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KOTTERI series

In contrast to normal SURIMACCA inks, which emphasize the ease of printing, the KOTTERI ink series are made with an emphasis on achieving strong prints even on dark backgrounds. Because of this, they are more viscous and dry faster than normal SURIMACCA inks.

They can be mixed with regular SURIMACCA inks, so you can enjoy printing with pastel colors on dark materials.

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Metallic series

These metallic inks are mixed with glitter and prints vibrantly even on dark backgrounds.

The viscosity and drying speed are the same as regular SURIMACCA inks, so they are easy to print with. To print with the metallic inks, you must use 70 mesh (with a cleaning).

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MIX series

A series of speciality inks to be mixed with SURIMACCA inks. The ink will behave differently when it is mixed. MOKE MOKE Mix was the first MIX series ink to be released. It rises up and becomes puffy and fuzzy once heated.

*We do not recommend using the ink on its own.

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Features of Other Inks

MOKO MOKO Ink

This is a puff ink that slightly raises once heat is applied after being printed.

When printed on its own, the ink looks transparent, but it will turn white and have a raised effect once heated. The ink itself will print white, so when mixed with other colors, it will turn into a pastel color. The color becomes whitish once ironed.

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TSUYAPURI Powder

By sprinkling TSUYAPURI powder directly on the freshly-printed surface and heating with a special heater or toaster oven, the surface will become glossy and three-dimensional. The powder itself does not have any color, so the print color will result in a raised effect.

*For paper only. Cannot be used on fabrics.

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Adhesive

This is an adhesive for transferring foil film or flock sheet to fabrics or other materials with a heat press method.

After printing in the same way as regular inks and drying, the foil film or flock sheet is heat pressed with an iron. The adhesive itself has no color and is translucent.

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Metallic Foil

Foil can be transferred by placing it over the areas printed with the adhesive, and heat pressing it with an iron. Several kinds of foils are available at JAM.

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Flock Transfer Sheet

With this sheet you can transfer flock. By placing the sheet over areas printed with the adhesive and heat pressing it with an iron, flock will be applied.

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Plastisol(Oil-based Inks)

An oil-based ink with strong colors and durability. It can print vibrantly even on dark surfaces and gives the printed surface a rubbery texture.

It does not cure unless it is heated to a high temperature and is difficult to handle, so they are limited to our open access studios. At our studios (Osaka and Tokyo), we sell by the gram, so you only pay for what you use.

OPEN ACCESS STUDIOS HOW TO USE PLASTISOL INKS

*The above are the colors available at the studio in JAM Osaka.
*Colors may vary depending on your browser. Please use this sample as reference.