One of our new working binders for our lab. It really is a solvent system. The real binder is in the powder and this liquid is just the solvent to activate the binder (the concept was partially developed by B. Utela). It was developed to aid the educational users that have difficulty with the Vodka based binder.
Drugstore Brand 91% Isopropyl – 280 ml
Distilled Water — 920 ml
Food Coloring — 45 ml (depending on color saturation)
We have found that this binder seems to work with 400 class machines since it employs Cannon bubblejet technology. Bubblejet technology likes very low viscousity inks with low surface tension.
DO NOT SUBSTITUTE DENATURED ETHANOL as it contains various chemicals that end up plugging the print head