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Discharge Screen Printing : Innovative Printing Process
Flaws of Plastisol Printing Overcomed by Discharge Screen
Screen printing is a versatile printing process.It is one of the oldest techniques
available for printing on garments. It originated in China, although Japan
developed it later on. During the 18th century this printing technique was
adopted by Europe. By 19th century this printing technique became popular
technique in the screen printing market.
This printing technique is used to print on wide range of substrates like wood,
canvas, paper, and fabric. When it comes to printing on fabrics, it is labelled as
textile printing. Although the textile printing industry is very vast, yet printing
on fabrics is a common trend. For ptinting on fabrics, various techniques are
available for the people. The most older method being plastisol screen printing.
Ways Of Printing
With improvement in technology, new printing techniques also evolved. The
most popular being the water base screen printing technique. This printing is
known to be eco-friendly in nature, as it does not involve any toxic ink in them
like PVC. Also, with this printing one can easily get soft prints on the garments.
Most importantly, this printing allows the designs to settle inside the fabric of
the garments, and do not form a thick layer of print over the garments.
Screen printing companies are now offering customied printing services, which
is coming up as a new trend and is grabbing the attention of many people and
business organizations. Wide gammut of products like tshirts, sweatshirts,
tanks, hoodies, beanies, etc, can be customized with any form of printing
techniques, which are at one's disposal.
Customizing Garments With Embroidery Designs
For the business houses, it forms an unique opportunity to customize tees/ t-
shirts for thier team, organization, or for their office. Well, in order to get their
t-shirts customized, they can either screen print on the t-shirts. Alternatively,
they can opt for customized embroidery services for any type of apparels.
Embroidery designs can be made on the t-shirts, caps, hats, sweatshirts, etc.This
means , they can ask the screen printers to customize the embroidery artwork
like designs or logos or emblems, and weave the beautiful designs with
colourful on the t-shirts matching their needs or requirements. Business houses
can customize an embroidered design on the tshirts or caps with a company
logo or a emblem on them.
Effective Ways Of Printing
The most effective way of printing on garments is with discharge screen
printing process. This printing effectively removes the existing dye or colour
from the fabric of the garment. It basically uses a discharge ink which is a
combination of chemical agent and dye, which is usually applied on the area of
the design. The discharge ink then removes the dye and then it prepares the area
of the fabric to be filled with the ink as choosen by the customer. Water-based
discharge ink is used which helps to get vibrant and vintage prints on the
Discharge printing has been around for over a past few decades. The procedure
of discharge screen printing is gaining popularity among the clients and is
beccoming a growing trend. This is because with this printing technology, one
can get amazing end results, i.e., soft hand and vibrant designs. Unlike the
plastisol printing, which used plastisol inks, which were plastic based and left a
hard feel on the clothes. Hence, the biggest advantage is that when we will
touch the fabric, we will get amazingly a soft hand feel of the designs. With this
printing, individuals could easily get high quality opaque patterns on the
garments. Vibrant prints on dark coloured garments can also be achieved.
Whatever may be the printing technique, one avails, they can very easily get
customized prints of highest quality.