Have you heard about garments customized with discharge prints? I’m sure you’ve probably heard about screen printing, or at the very least, you’ve seen it on custom clothing before, so you’re not too far off. Many screen printed garments are printed using plastisol inks, but there are more options than just plastisol inks! Let’s take discharge prints for example: Discharge ink is a type of water based ink that has different properties than plastisol ink which gives you different printing results.
The biggest difference between the inks is the use of a solvent. Plastisol inks are easy to reuse over and over again because they lack a solvent which prevents them from drying up when exposed to air. The trade-off for easy storage and reuse is that plastisol inks tend to dry stiff and heavy which won’t work for every garment. Water based ink printing doesn’t have to worry about that because the inks contain a solvent that allows you to print softer. Of course, when working with a solvent you have a time limit on the ink before it expires so printing with them can be a bit trickier.
Discharge prints take water based inks a step further because a special discharge agent can be mixed into the pigmented ink so as to allow you to remove the existing color from the garment while depositing the desired color in its place. Since you don’t even need to print an underbase layer the resulting print will be ultra soft, as though the print has always been a part of the fabric! So if you are interested in trying out custom discharge prints, you should come to AMBRO Manufacturing where we can provide you with all of that and more. You can easily contact us to place your order, or to find out more about our company and services, by email or by giving us a call at (908) 806-8337.