|Printing on Light Garments|
|Printing on Dark Garments|
|Advantages vs. Disadvantages|
The Most Preferred Ink to Screen Print T-Shirts.
Out of all the Ink options, Plastisol inks have the best OPACITY, meaning that when color is laid down on a dark surface, the color you see is still in tact. However, no ink is 100% opaque, there is still a measure of transparency, and depending on the Ink color, the opacity levels can very.
When printing on dark garments, in order to eliminate the guess work on what colors are more or less opaque, a solution that is commonly used to control color intensity is to first, print a “white base”, then print the desired color on top of the white.
Stacking inks like this creates a thicker print, that is why plastisol prints on dark shirts typically feel much thicker and heavier, than on white or light colored garments.
A technique used to reduce the thickness of the print, especially for large areas of solid ink, is to use a Discharge Base.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF PLASTISOL PRINTS ON DARK GARMENTS