SolarFast Thickener

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SolarFast Thickener

SolarFast Thickener is used to increase the viscosity of SolarFast Dyes for screen printing applications. This is the easiest dye based system for screen printing available.


  • No heat setting required
  • No steam setting or chemical fixing required
  • Leaves fabric completely soft
  • Lightfast, washable and permanent
  • Cleans up easily with water
  • Never permanently dries in screen
  • Beautiful print surface compared to traditional pigment-based inks
  • Zero relief on paper
  • Process allows for unique effects *That cannot be achieved with any other ink system


 4 fl oz/118.29 ml  (Item JSD1901)
 8 fl oz/0.24 L   (Item JSD2901)
 1 gal/3.79 L   (Item JSD5901)

In a separate container, slowly add SolarFast Thickener to SolarFast dye, stirring vigorously. Use up to 1 tablespoon/14.79 ml thickener per 4 fl oz/118.29 ml dye or until desired consistency is achieved. Do not add water. Print as usual. While still damp, expose print to sunlight or UV light, as directed in SolarFast dye instructions. After Exposure, wash in hot water with SolarFast Wash, as directed.

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