The 411 on Discharge Screen Printing
To properly print water based inks you must require skill, experience, and the proper equipment. Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered!
What you should know:
Water-Based Ink: The industry term “hand” is used to describe how soft the print feels on the decorated apparel. Water-based inks are printed into the shirt as opposed to on top of the shirt like our standard inks. Printing into the apparel with the super soft inks results in an extremely soft hand. If you are seeking a soft, breathable print, then water based inks are the best option.
Discharge Ink: Discharge ink is a water based ink that is used on apparel that is darker than the ink that is printed. Discharge ink removes the dye of the shirt and leaving the natural color of the garment once screen printed. Pigment additives can be added to the water based discharge ink leaving the color of the pigments in replace of the original color of the garment. Discharge ink is going to leave the softest feel for a colored print on dark apparel.
Pantone Matching: Due to the nature of water-based and discharge screen printing we cannot guarantee exact pantone color matches.