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28Apr/16
Discharge Screen Printing

Discharge Screen Printing

Discharge Screen Printing

If you ever thought about or made a screen printed shirts then you know a little about the process of how they are made. There is more than one type of screen printing inks that you can use. There is a process called discharge screen printing. If you don’t know what this process is then have a seat and let me tell you about it.

Discharge screen printing is when you use a water based ink that gets soaked into the fabric of the shirt. In the actual ink there is a discharge agent that is mixed into it that will remove the dye of the shirt when it is printed. In other words it is a similar look as if you bleached a dark colored shirt. Now to add a color to the area that the shirt dye is removed, the discharge ink has to get a water based color added to the mixture.

Discharge Screen Printing

Discharge screen printing is a little cheaper than normal screen printing because of the type of ink that is used. It does not need to have an under base which is a layer of all the colors combined so that colors will look vibrant on the shirts, since the shirt is getting the dye removed of the area that there will be color. Also, these types of printing yields a softer feeling shirt, because you won’t be able to feel the ink like you do on normal screen printing.

If you love a screen printed shirt but don’t want some of the attributes that normal screen printing has then discharge screen printing is the way to go. Not many screen printers use this or have the inks. AMBRO Manufacturing is the one place that can now do this type of printing. So email us or give us a call at (908) 806 8337.

Discharge Screen Printing

Discharge Screen Printing