CHOOSING AN INK TYPE
- Vibrant Colors: Plastisol inks offer bright and vibrant colors, making them ideal for eye-catching designs.
- Durable and Long-Lasting: Prints made with plastisol ink are known for their durability and longevity, even after multiple washes.
- Versatility: Plastisol inks work well on various types of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, and blends.
- Opacity: Plastisol ink provides excellent coverage, even on dark-colored garments, ensuring that the design stands out.
- Colours: Colour matching more accurate however, we cannot guarantee a 100% Pantone match
- Thick Feel: Plastisol ink sits on top of the fabric, resulting in a thicker feel compared to other ink types, which may not be suitable for some designs or preferences.
- Limited Breathability: Due to its thicker nature, plastisol ink can reduce the breathability of the fabric, making it less comfortable in hot or humid conditions.
- Not Environmentally Friendly: Plastisol inks contain PVC and phthalates, making them less environmentally friendly than water-based or eco-friendly alternatives.
- Environmentally Friendly: Water-based inks are non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals, making them a more sustainable and eco-friendly choice.
- Soft Feel: Prints made with water-based ink have a softer and more breathable feel on the fabric, making them comfortable to wear.
- Ideal for Light-Colored Fabrics: Water-based inks work exceptionally well on light-colored fabrics, as they retain the fabric's natural texture and appearance.
- Limited Opacity: Water-based inks are less opaque, which can be a disadvantage when printing on dark-colored fabrics. Additional layers may be needed for better coverage.
- Less Vibrant: Colors on Dark Fabrics: When printing on dark fabrics, water-based inks may not produce colors as vibrant as plastisol inks.
- Colours: Colour matching is less accurate
Despite the challenges, water-based inks' eco-friendliness, soft feel, and suitability for intricate designs make them a popular choice for environmentally conscious customers and those seeking a more unique and comfortable print.