SFXC® Sprayable Liquid Crystal InkSFXC
This is a water based sprayable ink that can be used through any standard spray equipment or airbrush to give the perfect finish.
Watch High-Grade SFXC® Liquid Crystal Ink change through a spectrum of colours when touched with warm hands or another heat source.
At room temperature, this liquid crystal coating appears to be colourless. However, as the temperature rises the coating will change from red, to green and finally blue. Our liquid crystal has a bandwidth of 24°C to 29°C. This means that the ink starts to change at 24°C and completes its change at 29°C.
Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Ink has the brightest colour change out of all the liquid crystals. Sprayable Liquid Crystal ink can be applied via any standard spray equipment or airbrush onto most surfaces.
Liquid crystal looks its best on a black background. However, the liquid crystal ink does work well on other colours such as blue and red. Please avoid coating light colours.
Ink coverage = 35ml per square meter.
Use a topcoat to protect the sensitive crystals in this material. Otherwise, it can scratch off. A water-based clear coat or lacquer should be used. Do not use with solvent based products. It will damage the Liquid Crystal. We recommend using our Sprayable Lacquer.
This ink is mainly used in LCD displays but can also be used for education, printing, design, and arts and crafts. Liquid crystal ink has been used in hundreds of innovative applications including, jewellery, footwear, CD covers, packaging, business cards, thermometers, hot warning labels, thermochromic sheets, thermal mapping, interior design, automotive coverings.
Since Liquid Crystal is one of the most expensive smart material available, we stock a cheaper option: adhesive liquid crystal sheets. These have been coated with four layers of liquid crystal and can be cut and applied to most substrates.
For screen printing, you can purchase our Liquid Crystal Ink.
The pumps shown in the image gallery were designed by one of our customers! The shoes are made of leather and were coated with Liquid Crystal.
You can find more of Heather's work here.
We worked with renowned design studio Bompass and Parr to create an incredible colour changing flower. Read more about the project in this blog post...
This short video shows our Liquid Crystal Ink applied to black polyester sheeting:
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Contact us for custom and bulk orders. Please bear in mind, these orders have a 5 -10 day lead time.
Shelf life is about 6 months, when stored in a cool dark place.
The information supplied in this product description is for guidance only
Please fully test our products before print runs, projects, installations and production.
Colours and packaging may vary.