A lot goes into apparel printing. Picking the right garment, print locations, color separation…the list goes on and on. Choosing the right apparel ink for the job is a crucial step in making the final product look exactly how you want it to. The pros here at Jakprints are here to break down your options so your apparel can look its best.
Traditional ink, or Plastisol, is the most durable and cost effective ink option. This ink looks great on any color garment and produces bright, vivid colors. It’s a high quality ink that can be used for the widest variety of screen printed apparel. This ink option is most likely what comes to mind when you think of a screen printed shirt.
This alternative to traditional ink lets you keep the natural feel and softness of the garment you choose. We offer two kinds of soft inks: Soft Vintage and Soft Vibrant.
Soft Vintage ink lets you achieve a vintage look without having to alter your image. This ink allows the color of your apparel to show through and creates that worn out look of your most beloved t-shirt.
Soft Vibrant ink lets you print bright colors on both light and dark garments without losing the feel of the fabric. This ink uses a range of water base inks and pigments to stain the garment instead of sitting on top of the fabric like Plastisol. This makes the print about as soft as your apparel.
The softest ink around for black and dark garments, this ink creates an off-white, bleached color. When discharge agents are combined with heat, the graphic area is entirely void of any ink left on the garment.
Eco Inks are the perfect choice for clothing lines that have the environment in mind. These water-based inks print with the lowest impact on the environment and produce a soft, natural feel.
Trying to print green? Looking to pull off a vintage vibe? There’s an ink for that. If you’re looking to jazz up your design then check out our Screen Printing Effects to take your apparel to the next level.