At A Glance
+ Great color consistency
+ Pantone color accuracy
+ Able to hold and achieve fine details
+ Most economical print option available
+ Works on almost all garments
– Depending on the art, inks might feel thick or heavy
– less breathable than waterbased inks
Affordable and durable - plastisol inks are the standard for a reason.
Plastisol inks are the most widely used inks in the screen printing industry. They’re easy to work with and are typically a printers choice. These inks are known for having great color consistency and Pantone accuracy. Plastisol inks work well on both light and dark garments and can achieve halftones and gradients well.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences between using conventional plastisol ink and waterbased ink?
Conventional plastisol ink and waterbased ink systems differ in various ways. The most noticeable is that waterbased screen printing has a much softer feel on the printed garment. This is known as a “soft hand” and is due to the way waterbased inks soak into the fibers. In contrast, plastisol ink forms a cured print layer on the surface of the garment. Both inks have great durability and longevity when properly printed and cured.
Can plastisol ink be used on any color garment?
Absolutely. There are very few garment limitations when it comes to printing with plastisol inks.
Is using plastisol ink cheaper than waterbased ink?
Using plastisol inks is the most economical print option available. For help with pricing and other details, please contact one of our account representatives by clicking one of the buttons below. We are happy to provide pricing as well as offer design guidance to help you choose which print option is best for your project.
Are there specific care instructions for plastisol ink?
Outside of the recommended manufacturer garment care guidelines, no specific additional care is needed.