Screen Printing (Silk Screening) A technique that uses stencils and ink to create designs on garments. It is the most economical method for producing large quantities that involve cotton or cotton- blend garments.
Discharge Printing This form of screen printing uses a water-based catalyzed (activator) ink. The discharge agent neutralizes the color in the garment while also adding the new color. Discharge base (without colorant) will discharge many garments to a soft natural color.
Foil A premiummethod that combines heat and pressure to transfer foil to a garment. Foil is available in a variety of colors and patterns and can be used to create dramatic accents or overall designs on all colors and weights of fabrics.
Hot Split Transfer Printing Combines heat and pressure to transfer images to garments. The transfer paper is peeled away while still hot resulting in the majority of the ink melting into the fabric for a softer, lighter feeling print. This is a great option for detailed prints, customization, shorter runs and quick turnaround times.
Puff Ink Printing A method for creating a raised rounded effect by screen printing with an ink containing a unique foaming agent or puff additive that expands when heated. Ideal for simple designs.
Mixed Techniques Depending on the look to be achieved, it may be necessary to employ more than one technique to achieve the desired result. Screen printing and embroidery can be combined along with a shiny appliqué to produce a garment with a higher perceived value.
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