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Discharge Waterbased Inks

February 22nd, 2016

Waterbased Discharge Ink

Discharge waterbased inks are popular because they are soft and breathable. Using the discharge print method you print your designs on apparel with inks that bleach out the existing dye and replace it with your chosen colors.

  • Water based discharge printing results in crisp detailed reproductions of your art without the heavy hand of traditional plastisol printing.
  • Discharge inks work best on 100% cotton fabric, although a surprising number of 50/50 fabric blends are now showing bright print results as well. There are some fabric dyes that resist the discharge process (kelly green, royal blue, purple) and other cotton garments that print up stunningly well.
  • Simply add the appropriate amount of activator to the ink (usually 6%), print the design and then apply heat.¬† Results will be seen once heat has been applied and the ink activated.

More colours to this range are being added daily so keep checking back for our ever expanding colour range:


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