While the technology has come a long since it was first invented in 960 A.D., the basics of screen printing remain the same; an image is printed onto a garment by pushing ink through a screen that acts as a stencil. Multiple screens and ink colors are used to create a full-color design. Our experienced team is highly trained in the art of screen printing, ensuring perfect results every time. Explore the many types of screen printing we offer, and let’s get started!
There are a few considerations to take into account when deciding on the type of ink you need. The final outcome will differ depending on the color and material makeup of your selected garments. Check out some of the options we offer, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Plastisol: The industry standard in screen printing, Plastisol inks are mixed using the Pantone Matching System (PMS) to deliver consistent branding throughout your product line. We use a “soft hand” technique to ensure a comfortable, wearable printed garment.
Water Based: An eco-friendly option for those looking to keep it green. These inks are formulated to dye into the garment, giving it a super soft hand. Water based inks use the PMS color match system.
Discharge: Similar to the water-based process, this technique removes the original color from the garment and replaces it with special ink, giving it a unique look and feel. Our customers love this option for creating a worn, vintage appearance. The discharge process does not result in 100% accurate PMS color.
Performance Ink: Ink that moves with the wearer, this durable ink is formulated to deliver the ultimate stretch and feel. We recommend this option when printing on performance or poly-blend garments.
Metallic Inks: This type of ink gives the print a shiny, metallic appearance. Some of our most popular choices are Gold and Silver.
Glitter Inks: This ink is made with small flakes of reflective foil or plastic suspended in a plastisol base. They come in many colors and add a festive element to your finished garment.
Glow-in-the-dark Ink: The photoluminescent effect is achieved by using a special pigment that absorbs daylight or artificial light. This glowing ink creates a glowing effect in the dark or under UV light.
Fluorescent Ink: Fluorescent inks are super bright and give your design a spectacular glow. These colors will also glow in the presence of black-light. These colors are recommended to be screen-printed directly on white or light-colored materials. Fluorescent inks (also referred to as Neon) are very soft and transparent to provide better color clarity.