Plastisol ink is the industry standard for screen printing. It is the most commonly used ink and the most popular choice.
Benefits include bright colors, high opacity, and easier Pantone color matching.
Cons: Can have a heavier feel. Large prints on dark garments are less breathable.
Waterbased inks create super soft prints that are extremely breathable. This means the print is more in the fabric than on top of it.
Benefits include super soft prints, more comfortable wear-ability, and bonus points for being more eco-friendly versus plastisol ink.
Cons: Colors can have a matte look and be less vibrant, and Pantone matching can be challenging. Waterbased inks tend to work best on White and light color garments.
Metallic inks contain a metal flake which adds a sparkle to the print. Metallic inks are printed through a course mesh to allow the glitter-like flakes through and therefore they are not recommended for finer detail designs. Metallic inks are available in a wide variety of colors, however, Gold and Silver are the most popular.+$0.50 additional per location.
Halftone printing is the process of converting smooth gradients such as shading or photographs into a series of printable dots. This technique is also used with multi-tonal artwork designs, and with both Simulated Process and True Color Process (CMYK) printing.
Halftone can sometimes be used to decrease the colors of design to make it more cost effective. For best results, the highest resolution artwork available should be supplied.
INSIDE TAG PRINTING
Inside Tag Printing adds the final touch to your print job.