WATER BASED

Water based screen prints have a super soft handle. The ink is absorbed by the fabric, effectively re-dyeing it a new colour.

Best used on:

Light coloured t-shirts

Avoid using on:

Dark coloured t-shirts, sweatshirts

Colour on light:

Colour on dark:

Washability:

Hand-feel:

Finish:

Very Good

Poor

Good (will fade)

Superb (soft)

Matt

DISCHARGE

Discharge printing is similar to water based printing, however it is designed to work on dark garments by bleaching the fabric.

Best used on:

Dark colours (black, navy, grey)

Avoid using on:

Bold colours (red, royal, green, etc)

Colour on light:

Colour on dark:

Washability:

Hand-feel:

Finish:

Ineffective

Good

Ok (will fade)

Very good (soft)

Matt

PLASTISOL

Plastisol printing is bright and hard-wearing, however it has a harder handle to water based printing. It is also seen as less eco than w/b.

Best used on:

Bold, text-based images & logos

Avoid using on:

Distressed, fine graphics

Colour on light:

Colour on dark:

Washability:

Hand-feel:

Finish:

Excellent

Good (underbase)

Excellent

Very soft

Slightly shiny

3D PUFF (RAISED)

3D Puff printing is an effective method of adding relief to your graphic. It has a soft, pillow-like handle, and expands under heat.

Best used on:

Light-coloured text & line-work

Avoid using on:

Highly detailed images, bold colours

Colour on light:

Colour on dark:

Washability:

Hand-feel:

Finish:

Good

Good

Very Good

Good (raised)

Matt, textured

HIGH DENSITY (RAISED)

High Density printing is a premium technique, created by producing an extra-thick stencil, and printed with multiple layers. Requires underbase.

Best used on:

Chunky text and minimum 3mm lines

Avoid using on:

Fine detail/text & linework

Colour on light:

Colour on dark:

Washability:

Hand-feel:

Finish:

Excellent

Excellent

Very Good

Hard (raised)

Matt

GEL (TRANSLUCENT)

Gel prints offer a glossy, wet-look, translucent finish.

Best used on:

T-Shirts, as an accent colour or texture

Avoid using on:

Melange fabrics

Colour on light:

Colour on dark:

Washability:

Hand-feel:

Finish:

Bright (translucent)

Clear (translucent)

Very Good

Rubbery

Glossy

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