Custom Ink Mixing: Nazdar 2700 + Matsui

Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 6.28.29 PM

I ventured in to mixing Nazdar 2700 for sticker printing with no idea what I was doing and ended up with a big old tub of gross army green/olive that I’m trying to now use up where I can. Here’s my new process to save you a head ache in the future and save you some $$$.

Nazdar 2700 is a water based ink and Matsui NEO pigments are designed for water based ink so they seem like they should be perfect for each other and are relatively inexpensive compared to other color matching systems.

Materials:

Quart containers with lids
Nazdar 2700 clear over print
Nazdar 2700 super opaque white
Matsui starter NEO pigment kit

Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 6.28.29 PM
Head over to Matsui CMS page to get your formula. I wanted to mix up some neon pink for a 2 color sticker that mimics a neon sign (still in the design stage).
IMG_8696
Start with clear since you need the most.
IMG_4319
Add a little pigment. WARNING: THIS SHIT GETS EVERYWHERE SO GET TOPS FOR THEM OR PREPARE TO CLEAN.
IMG_0704
Some white to round off the Neon Pink.
IMG_6147
Mix it on up.
IMG_3517
Double check it in the light.
IMG_2267
Label it with the (wrong) code, color and date you mixed.

Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 6.43.46 PM

This is actually supposed to be PMS 806 but I wrote down 802 since I thought about doing neon green. I’ll fix it when I get a chance but it’s Friday so I’d rather relax a little bit.

Questions, comments, concerns? Shoot me an email!

-Matt

Leave a Reply