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VersaBase™ BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue

A very large range of pigment dispersions is made by Kerley Ink Above, rubine red pigment  is being milled. We have what you are looking for in colorants for many different inks...

VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue is a high tint strength, red shade, multi-purpose dispersion of 37% Carbazole Violet 23 & Blue 15:3 (Phthalocyanine Blue) pigment in a very low VOC multipurpose vehicle for conventional paste inks. VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue  can be used alone for making many types of fade-proof, chemically-resistant Red Shade Reflex Blue inks.


Typical Reflex Blue formulas call for 30 to 50% loading of VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue. VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue is acceptable for making Reflex Blue inks for color blends, but VersaBase BIO 1040 GS has a more green tone which is preferable for making reflex blue blending base.


Additionally, VersaBase BIO 1037 PERM Reflex Blue can be used to "tone" many black inks, using approximately 3 to 10% for most paste inks. ​ Helpful note: To minimize bronze reflex, use high gloss letdown vehicle with maximum hard resin content. For maximum bronze reflex, use low resin, high filler content letdown vehicle.

Chemical Resistance: 5% HCl: Excellent 5% NaOH: Excellent

Bleed Resistance:
Water: Excellent Ethanol: Excellent Hot Paraffin: Excellent Soap: Excellent Lacquer Solvents: Excellent Linseed Oil: Excellent Diethylene Glycol: Very Good Mineral Spirits: Excellent

Lightfastness: Full Strength: Excellent Tint: Very Good-Excellent


Pigment type: Carbazole Violet 23/Phthalocyanine Blue 15:3 blend

Color Index No: 51319/74180 -Red Shade

Pigment Content: 37%

Solvent Content: 7 max%

Solvent Boiling Range: 520 to 750F

Bio/renewables content: 30%

Vehicle type: Quickset/Heatset Multipurpose

Appearance: Thick, tacky blue paste

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