Starting a clothing line is a great adventure that can be very profitable and fun at the same time! With some talent and ambition it can one can be very good at it too, it is just slightly intimidating to get into if you are not sure where to start. Here is a guideline on what you should do if you are starting a clothing line and don’t have the first clue where to begin. Enjoy!
Plastisol vs. Water-based Ink for Textile Printing
“There are two main types of ink that are used for textile printing. Water-based ink utilizes either dyes or pigments in a suspension with water as the solvent. Plastisol ink is a PVC (Some inks are Phalide Free) based system that essentially contains no solvent at all.
Today I found this article detailing where screen printing came from and the advancements we have made today. As some of you may know, screen printing began with cavemen printing their hands on walls in caves and continued on until the invention of the silk screening process in the early 1900’s. Luckily for us, screen printing methods expanded on into the mid 1900’s and then all the way up until today. Although there are many new ways of transferring ink onto a garment (direct to garment printing), we still prefer the “old fashioned way of screen printing” and continue to do it like Samuel Simon of Manchester.
Why should you use screen printing instead of heat transfer? The answer, you shouldn’t. Both processes have their advantages and applications. The purpose of this blog is to help you understand the various advantages to help you make an informed decision of which process to go with.
Welcome to the first of many blogs that will entail information about Reno, Nevada, screen printing, design and our screen printing company, Branded Screen Printing & Design. Please stay tuned for our adventures in the business and in Reno. I hope we can both entertain and be informative by sharing what we learn with you all.