Plastisol screen printing ink for decorating cotton should be soft, flexible, and sometimes very opaque. Also, cotton ink should be able to hold down the "fuzz" which can be very difficult.
Plastisol screen printing ink for decorating poly/cotton should be bleed resistant, opaque, and soft. Also, poly/cotton ink should be able to hold down the "fuzz" as this will cause a rough feel and look.
Plastisol screen printing ink for decorating 100% polyester must be extremely bleed resistant, opaque, and durable for tough sports such as football and baseball.
Screen printing sublimated polyester (polyester with a pattern) is impossible without the best tools. ELT Digital Black Underbase is the only option for direct screen printing. ELT Zip Transfers with ELT Zip Performance Powder is the only option for screen printing transfers.
Many stretch fabric blends exist. We offer many stretch inks, each formulated for a specific blend. Cotton/stretch blends require great stretch and sometimes great opacity. Polyester/stretch blends require excellent bleed resistance and opacity. Nylon/stretch blends require the best adhesion and durability.
Plastisol screen printing ink for decorating nylon fabric must have excellent adhesion and durability. All inks in this category will adhere to untreated (not waterproof or water resistant) nylon without adding nylon catalyst. For waterproof and water resistant nylon, always add 10% nylon catalyst to 90% ink.
Plastisol screen printing ink for decorating polypropylene must cure at a very low temperature to prevent the fabric from melting. 275ºF is the melting point for polypropylene.
Plastisol screen printing ink for fabrics such as bamboo, rayon, silk, recycled plastic, etc. will most likely require our low temperature inks.