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Screen Printing

The Need To Know About Screen Printing

When it comes to choosing a decorating method, screen printing is one of the most versatile and common used methods in the apparel industry. Screen printing is most cost effective for larger orders. In Your Face Apparel has the equipment to fulfill high volume orders up to 18 colors, but we can print as little as 48 pieces. We offer a wide variety of specialty inks and application methods so you can achieve any look you desire.

Screen printing has 3 main types of print methods: Plastisol, Water-based, & Discharge:

•Plastisol is the most common method used. Within the plastisol family, there are many different ink variations. Click on “SPECIALTY INKS AND EFFECTS” to get more info.

•Water-based ink is a special type of ink that soaks into the fabric instead of sitting on top like plastisol. You can achieve a bright print that really stands out, with a soft-hand feel.

•Discharge is a water-based ink that will still leave the fabric feeling soft. When printing lighter colored water-based inks on a darker shirt, a discharge agent is added to the ink. This agent removes the dye from the fabric before the ink dyes that area.

PLASTISOL PRINT ADVANTAGES

  • Great color vibrancy and precise PMS color matching
  • Most cost effective ink
  • Versatile for ALL fabric types
  • Available in a wide variety of colors, textures, and special effects
  • Combine water-base or discharge with your print to create a stand out design

WATER-BASED PRINT ADVANTAGES

  • Better for the environment
  • Inks is part of the fabric, leaving you with a soft-hand feel
  • Fabric will be more breathable
  • Great for creating a vintage distressed look
  • Great for ALL fabric types
  • Combine with any other print or embellishing, like rhinestones

DISCHARGE PRINT ADVANTAGES

  • Use to print light water-based ink on dark fabric
  • You can only discharge on 100% cotton fabric.
  • You can add additional layers of inks to add a colorful variety to your design
  • Combine with embellishments for a unquiet design

SPECIAL PRINTING TECHNIQUES, SPECIALTY INKS & EFFECTS

• SIMULATED SPOT COLOR
• BELT PRINT
• PANEL PRINTING
• JUMBO PRINT

• METALLIC
• REFLECTIVE
• GLITTER
• SIMULATED STITCHING

• PRINTED FOIL
• CRACKLE
• HIGH DENSITY
• FLOCK

• GLOW IN THE DARK
• LIQUID GOLD OR SILVER
• LEATHER
• FAUX SUEDE

SPECIALTY INK PRINTING

 Create a unique looks by adding special effect inks

PLASTISOL PRINT

 We offer low minimums, standard and jumbo size, & unlimited print locations, including side-seam printing

WATER-BASE AND DISCHARGE PRINTING

 Soft hand feel and can be combined with any specialty inks or heat applied transfer