Resistad is the world's top performing water-based gutta resist!
Developed by John Mitchell of Procolour in New Zealand, the formula was acquired and further improved upon by Jacquard Products in early 2017.
Resistad's unique chemistry offers all the advantages of both permanent and removable resists plus more, without any of the disadvantages. This is what has made it the almost universally favored resist of silk painters all over the world.
8 fl oz/0.24 L (Item JAC2870)
"Jacquard sent me a test sample of their new Resistad brew. According to my tests their brew will thrash the pants off the old stuff....... After I get over the dent to my manufacturing ego, at least I'll be able to Retire In Peace!" (John Mitchell, Procolour)
These are some of the advantages of Resistad over other resists:
Concentrated for maximum control. Resistad is offered by Jacquard in a "Medium Viscosity" formulation that should be thinned with water or liquid dye to the desired consistency for the method of application. The recommended ratio for hand pipetting is 1:1 Resistad to water, but the ratio may be adjusted to taste. This concentrated approach also gives artists better economy and is much less costly to ship.
Resistad is easily colored. Mix the resist with dye instead of water to create crisp colored lines instead of white ones. Resistad makes for an excellent delivery system for Silk Colors and other dyes. This means artists can create an infinite palette of colored guttas--clear, full strength, or pastel--all from a single concentrate, thus extending and liberating gutta creativity! Colored Resisatd resists just as well as non-colored resist.
Superior hydrophobicity. Resistad resists better than any other water-based resist. This means you can achieve better detail in your work and can be much freer with the way you apply liquid color. If it is heat set, it becomes so resistant to water that you can even brush color over it. (Heat setting activates the gutta's water repellent properties, transforming it from water miscible to water resistant. The degree of heat setting determines the resistivity of the Resistad to a large extent, though air-dried Resists resists reasonably well, too!)
Excellent for printing applications such as screen printing, block printing, stamping and sponging. Because of its high viscosity, Resistad prints as well as any other printing paste, and holds fine detail extremely well. This simply cannot be achieved with other resists. Printing Resistad means line work may be achieved with much higher precision than hand-applied lines and in a fraction of the time, making it great for commercial artists and production runs.
Resistad washes out of the silk quickly & easily and does not change the feel, drape or luster of the fabric. Resistad resists as well or better than permanent solvent and water based resists, but does not change the hand of the fabric the way a permanent resist does. It is the best of both worlds!
Utensils are easily cleaned with water, and there are no noxious fumes associated with using Resistad.
To make gutta: thoroughly mix one part Resistad with one part water (or concentrated liquid dye), or to the desired consistency for your method of application. Allow to rest for at least one hour and then remix to ensure a smooth, lump-free and bubbleless gutta paste.
1. Apply the gutta to the silk using an applicator, silk screen, brush, stamp or stencil.
2. Rapid dry the gutta design for maximum sharpness, if possible.
3. For optimum resist performance, heat set with an iron (set on silk temp.), or any other convenient heat appliance (heat press, heat gun, etc.). Otherwise, allow to completely air dry.
4. Color in the gutta design using liquid dyes or paints.
5. Once the color is set according to the manufacturer’s instructions, remove the resist by first soaking in cool water and then rinsing with Synthrapol.