Aside from being environmentally friendly and easy on the eyes, water based inks sink into the garment and allow it to breathe (opposed to standard plastisol inks that sit on top of the fabric, creating a rubbery film). Water based prints are so soft that most of the time you can’t feel the difference between the print and whatever garment the print is on and they typically last as long as the garment does without cracking/peeling.
These inks are water based inks but with a few different properties that when activated react with pigments in cotton fibers. Plain discharge will turn the fabric back to its natural off-white color but when mixed with pigments, it can create vibrant prints that are essentially part of the fabric. Discharge printing is a method best used on darker colored garments that contain at least 50% cotton.
Specialty Inks & Processes
Compound the visual interest of your apparel with custom inks and specialty print processes like metallic and glow-in-the-dark inks and split-fountain printing. If you’d like to explore you specialty options, just make sure to mention it on our quote request form. Or, if you'd like more information about what those things even are, please don't hesitate to ask!
We offer various apparel finishing services, the most popular form of which is inside tag printing. If you’re interested in getting even more custom with your apparel, simply mention it in your quote request.