Reflective Screen Printing Ink
3M 8010 Gray Reflective Ink for Textiles is a water-based screen print ink packaged in three separate containers:
- Part A is the water-based ink.
- Part B is the reflective elements.
- Part C is a coupling agent.
Parts B and C are packaged together in the B container, along with an eye dropper for dispensing part C. Correct proportions of the three parts must be thoroughly mixed prior to use (see Application and Mixing Instructions).
When correct proportions are mixed and appropriately applied to an absorbent fabric, 3M reflective ink for textiles – 8010 gray will provide a low-intensity reflective material intended for consumer fashion use. It may be used as supplemental visibility enhancement when combined with reflective materials that are certified for occupational use, and is not intended to be used alone on occupational workwear. This low-intensity material utilizes the principle of retroreflection. The retroreflective elements are exposed, wide-angle lenses that when illuminated by a light source, such as automobile headlights, returns a portion of light back toward the original source reaching the automobile driver's eye. A limited amount of light is returned due to random orientation of the lenses after screen printing onto a garment.