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Title : MIR-51000 Mirror Silver
 (Mirror effect screen ink for polycarbonate and pre-treated PET)
Vol. 145 2009.04

MIR-51000 Mirror Silver is an excellent mirror screen ink which is superior in printability on polycarbonate and pre-treated PET.

Since this mirror ink is free of chlorine vinyl acetate copolymer, it is safe and eco-friendly. Applicable for home appliances, cellular phones, and other products it is economic and is environmentally friendly.

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Special Futures

1.Excellent Mirror Finish:
Can you tell the difference between the real flower and the fake flower?

Superior in forming an excellent clear mirror finish without blurring.

 

Reference (1): Case (1) for Superior Mirror Finish

This is an example of MIR-51000 Mirror Silver with a flower printed sample.
With excellent mirror effect, the reflected image of printed material on the MIR-51000 Mirror Silver looks almost as good as the original.

 

 

Reference (2): Case (2) for Superior Mirror Finish

This is an example of Cherry blossom on the material printed with MIR-51000 Mirror Silver similar to the above example.

From the picture it is almost impossible to distinguish the difference between the real and the reflected flower on the material printed with MIR-51000 Mirror Silver.

The following picture shows the difference between the real flower and the reflected image on MIR-51000 Mirror Silver by means of a red outline.

 

 

2. Superior Printability

Compare MIR-51000 with our MIR9100 Mirror Silver, it has excellent printability with good viscosity and thixotropic characteristics.

It is typically usable for designs employing convex and solid lettering.

3. Environmental Friendly

Eco-friendly ink since no hazardous substances involved in metal plating nor any chlorine vinyl acetate copolymer are used.

 

 

- Comparison Chart for MIR 51000 Mirror Silver -

The following chart illustrates results from tests done by Teikoku for purposes of comparing MIR 51000 with Teikoku's MIR Series inks and another company's ink.

Rating: 5 Superior ←→  1 Inferior

 
Mirror Finish
Printability
No blur when printing
Printing Condition
Conveyer Drying
Conveyer Drying
Good printing under High humidity and temperature
MIR-51000
5
4.5
5
5
5
MIR-41000
4.5
4
5
4.5
5
MIR-31000
3.5
3.5
3.5
4
5
MIR-8100
4
3.5
3
4
3
Another Company's
ink similar to MIR-8100
3
3.5
2
4
4

 

 

Reference(3): Compare with other company's product(1)

Comparing the mirror effect of the printed sample of MIR-51000 Mirror Silver and another company's product. You will notice a clear differentiation.

Other company's product has a poor Mirror effect which generates a whitish hazy coloration.

The reflected image of MIR-51000 Mirror Silver generates a clear specular reflection.

 

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Application

- Generates a mirror-like effect on polycarbonate and/or treated PET film suitable for the substitution of metal plating, metalized film or hot stamp.

- Applicable for display panels on home electric appliances, numeric keypads for cellular phones, membrane switches and other products.

 

Regarding questions about the drying process.

 

Reference(4):Compare with other company's product(2)

This is a reflection of a flower on a printed sample of MIR-51000 Mirror Silver. The sample illustrates a clear and sharp image without cloudiness.

 

This is a reflection of a flower on a printed sample of another company's product. The reflected image is whitish and looks hazy. It has a poor mirror effect.

 

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