Screen Colour Systems

Plastisol Special Effects

Fluorescent Inks ( EC 8200 Series )

Our fluorescent inks are available in a range of eight colours and will fluoresce under strong sunlight or “black” UV light. In normal lighting conditions they will appear to be very bright. They are suitable for both light and dark coloured fabrics. Recommend mesh counts 43 to 90. The images below demonstrate how effective these inks can be in normal daylight and in the dark with a black light. Thanks to Cyberdog for the images.

Metallic Effects ( EC 1900 Series )

The 1900 series of metallic colours are made using fine metal particles coated with polyester. The coating makes them very resistant to washing and they will maintain a bright print for a much longer time. The 1900 series is easier to cure and has a small range of colours. Both of these metallic inks are suitable for both light and dark coloured fabrics. Recommend mesh counts 43 to 62.

Phosphorescent Ink ( EC 1400 Seies )

Phosphorescent is a “glow in the dark” ink that appears off-white in daylight but glows bright green in the dark. Certain Fluorescent colours can be added to make different coloured effects. The length of time the after glow lasts depends on the amount of charge given to the ink and the thickness of print. Recommend mesh counts 32 to 62.

Blue Flash ( EC 8270 )

Blue Flash is a clear plastisol that reacts with “black light” as found in night clubs etc. It can be used to transform the screen printed image or reveal a hidden message when exposed to “black UV light”. The print glows a bright blue when exposed to uv black light, in normal lighting conditions it is all most invisible. It works best when printed through finer mesh counts. Recommend mesh counts 62 to 120

Chalk Board Tee Shirt Ink

Chalk Board Black is a platisol ink used to print a chalk receptive surface onto cotton or polyester material such as T-shirts. The ink is printed and heat-cured the same as a normal plastisol ink. Once cured the ink can be chalked onto as if it were a “blackboard” and the chalk removed by wiping with a damp cloth. The “blackboard” can then be re-used to promote a different message. Machine washing will eventually degrade the surface after approximately 10 - 20 washes. Recommend mesh count 43

Textile Transfer Foils

Foils are bright coloured metallic sheets used to decorate fabric when used in conjunction with a foil adhesive. The Foil Adhesive can be either a water based or plastisol screen printable glue that accepts metallic foils when heat pressed together. The design is screen printed onto the fabric and then semi-cured i.e. touch dried. The fabric is then placed in a transfer press and the foil positioned over the printed area and heat pressed together. After cooling the foil backing is peeled off leaving the printed design covered in foil.

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