What is water based ink?
Environmentally friendly, water based inks are a special type of decorative ink that literally soaks into the fabric instead of sitting on top of it. This ink can be used on light or dark colored shirts and allows for a bright print that has a “pop” factor. Since the fabric isn’t compromised by the ink, garments are left with a super soft touch and feel. You literally won’t even feel the print on the shirt, which is one of the many benefits of this type of ink.
Does it print well on dark shirts?
Absolutely. Our water based inks work great on both light and dark garments. For printing on darks, our ink is transformed into a water based discharge ink. Discharge ink is still a water based ink that soaks into the shirt’s fabric leaving it super soft. The only difference is that there is a discharge agent mixed into the ink that removes the dye in the shirt during the printing process. Once the dye has been removed, the discharge ink will then re-dye the image area with your desired ink color.
What is high-opacity water based ink?
Our high-opacity water based ink is a little thicker and heavier in feel, compared to our traditional water based ink, but gives exceptional vibrancy on nearly any shirt color or fabric.
This is a great fit when you need the ultimate in vibrancy. Whereas our traditional water based inks are fabric dependent in the results they’ll give, this ink is fabric agnostic. If you’re looking for super bright print colors on tri-blends or poorly discharging shirt colors, this is likely your answer.