Screen Printing Options

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Waterbased Ink

Vibrancy
Colour Accuracy
Softness Of Print
Washability
Environmentally Friendly

Waterbased screen printing inks are perfect for printing on to light coloured garments. The results are superb and the soft hand of the print is something that you often find used on the high street by leading fashion brands. The process is great for large printable areas as the ink allows the fabric to breath – unlike a conventional plastisol print that I’m sure you all know, recognise and perhaps despise!

As one of the UK’s only Soil Association approved screen printers, we love printing (and cleaning up) with waterbased ink.

Suitable For …..

  • Light Garments

  • 100% Cotton

  • Cotton / Poly Blends

  • Dark Garments

  • 100% Polyester

Waterbased Discharge Ink

Vibrancy
Colour Accuracy
Softness Of Print
Washability
Environmentally Friendly

Waterbased discharge inks are an increasingly popular way to print dark shirts and fabric – no need for a white underbase, which results in prints with hardly any feel, and they’re perfect for that vintage/distressed look. Simply put, the discharge ink evaporates the dye from the fabric, replacing it with the pigment in the ink. The technology of the inks has moved on since the 1970’s, when discharge contained formaldehyde and printers used to wear masks. Discharge inks nowadays are the environmental option – no solvents to clean up.

Suitable For …..

  • Light Garments

  • Dark Garments

  • 100% Cotton

  • Cotton / Poly Blends

  • 100% Polyester

Plastisol Ink

Vibrancy
Colour Accuracy
Softness Of Print
Washability
Environmentally Friendly

Traditionally the majority of t-shirt printers use plastisol ink. It’s a ‘general purpose’ ink that can print on pretty much any fabric substrate. If you’re looking for a vibrant satin finish then plastisol is the ink for you. The downsides are that the print can feel heavy and have a plastic finish due to the PVC and plasticisers in the ink. More brands, especially retail, are increasingly opting for waterbased prints, both for the softer hand feel and the better environmental credentials.

Suitable For …..

  • Light Garments

  • Dark Garments

  • 100% Cotton

  • Cotton / Poly Blends

  • 100% Polyester

Four Colour Process

Vibrancy
Colour Accuracy
Softness Of Print
Washability
Environmentally Friendly

Traditionally the majority of t shirt printers use Plastisol ink.  It is a “general purpose” ink that can print on pretty much any fabric substrate.  If you are looking for a vibrant satin finish that Plastisol is the ink for you. Downsides are that the print can feel heavy and have a plastic finish due to the PVC and plasticisers in the ink.  More brands, especially retail are preferring the softer hand feel of a waterbased print.

  • Light Garments

  • Dark Garments

  • 100% Cotton

  • Cotton / Poly Blends

  • 100% Polyester

Simulated Process

Vibrancy
Colour Accuracy
Softness Of Print
Washability
Environmentally Friendly

Traditionally the majority of t shirt printers use Plastisol ink.  It is a “general purpose” ink that can print on pretty much any fabric substrate.  If you are looking for a vibrant satin finish that Plastisol is the ink for you. Downsides are that the print can feel heavy and have a plastic finish due to the PVC and plasticisers in the ink.  More brands, especially retail are preferring the softer hand feel of a waterbased print.

  • Light Garments

  • Dark Garments

  • 100% Cotton

  • Cotton / Poly Blends

  • 100% Polyester

If you would prefer to talk to us or have a detailed enquiry, it maybe easier just to give us a call us on 01637 879873