Discharge Printing Method
Have you heard of the discharge printing method for decorating garments before? If you haven’t, I imagine it must sound like quite an odd way to print! The reason behind where the discharge printing method gets its name from is the discharge agent that is present in the ink. You see, the only difference between water based ink printing and discharge printing is that the discharge agent is added to the water based ink! Now all this talk about discharge printing, but what does that really mean?
The discharge printing method is meant to remove the existing color from the fabric, thus discharging it, so that you can replace it with your desired color. Why would you want to print this way? There’s a bunch of reasons why some garment designers prefer to use the discharge printing method! One of the top reasons is how soft the prints turn out. Water based inks leave behind amazingly soft prints unlike the industry standard plastisol inks because they contain a liquid solvent, typically water. Since discharge and water based inks are so fluid, you can print over seams in a garment which makes them great at all over printing!
So for flowy and lightweight clothing, don’t weigh them down with heavy plastisol prints, use the discharge printing method instead and watch how your customers ‘ooh and aah’ over how soft and flexible your custom prints are! It’s easy to get started if you come to us at AMBRO Manufacturing. We are a contract screen printing, sublimation and embroidery company with everything you need for top quality printing. We offer discharge printing alongside many other garment decoration methods that you can select from as well. If you would like to place an order, or if you would like to find out more about us and our services, you can contact us by email or by calling at (908) 806-8337.