At A Glance
+ Adds vibrant shine to artwork
+ Very durable
+ Gives your design a raised. tactile feel
+ Can be used to accentuate specific details of your artwork
– Makes print thicker to the touch
– Hard to retain fine details
– Gives your garment an overall heavier feel
– Limited color options
If you want your design to really sparkle, glitter is the way to do it!
Frequently Asked Questions
What glitter colors are offered at this time?
At the moment we have tested and approved 5 glitter color options to be used in production. We offer silver, black, gunmetal (charcoal), crystallina, and holographic glitters. Our crystallina glitter is most often used in addition to white ink to give a sparkly sheen and the holographic glitter gives a beautiful rainbow, multi-color effect to lighter colored inks.
What is the production process for printing with glitter?
When you design your gel printed item, the process begins similarly to our traditional technique. After the conventional plastisol inks are printed, a high-density clear ink is added on top of the ink design. This added layer gives the design a wet quality, a bit like a raindrop sitting on top of the fabric.
Will adding glitter to my design increase the turnaround time of my order?
Not usually. Since the glitter inks are applied at the time of screen printing, your order should have the same turnaround time as regular screen printed projects. At the time of placing your order, consult with your sales representative to get the most accurate turnaround time information.
Are there specific care instructions for garments when using glitter inks?
No. Glitter inks are very durable so no specific additional care is needed. Just follow manufacturer care guidelines stated on the garment itself.