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Our Printing Methods:
Plastisol ink is our most common method of screen printing ink. The reason being is plastisol ink is extremely durable, ensures amazing color quality, works great on most materials and allows for precise color matching.
Water based ink is commonly used for printing on papers and posters, but is also great when printing on a lightly colored garments. This is because the ink gives you a very smooth feeling print that almost feels apart of the garment. Water based ink is great when printing on lightly colored garments however the ink is not opaque which can cause for difficulties when printing on darker colored fabrics.
CMYK printing is the ability to print full color designs using the colors, cyan, magenta, yellow and black. This is great for printing photographic images on lightly colored garments.
Halftones are a screen printing process in which a design is made up of single or multiple colored gradients. Halftones are comprised of little dots to make up an image and are great for photographic images.
Simulated process printing is a technique where you can create numerous colors from just a few screens. Instead of producing only one color per screen, simulated process utilizes halftones and gradients to offer a wider range of colors on the print. This process is great for printing on darker colored garments while CMYK printing is great for lightly colored garments, as mentioned above.
Stretch/Low Cure is a printing technique when screen printing onto stretchy materials such as polyester, nylon, rayon or spandex, it is important to make sure you have the correct additives that are meant for allowing the ink to stretch and cure properly.
Crystalina shimmer is similar to glitter ink and it's semitransparent ink contains tiny opalescent beads, giving a shimmery appearance when printed. This can be added to an ink or printed on top of an ink.
Screen printed heat transfers is a process that allows you to print onto challenging objects such as hats, fanny koozies, backpacks and facemasks. For example, since hats do not have a smooth printing surface, you could screen print a transfer sheet, and then apply that sheet to the cap, using heat.
Puff prints are a specialty ink that allows the ink to puff as it is cured onto a substrate. Puff ink is great when printing a simple design or are looking for a simple raised aesthetic to a garment. However puff print is not great for designs with large amounts of details or areas of space.
Water Based Ink: