We print all posters on 100lb Cover paper because it's the industry standard and has a great weight to it. Other weight options - 80lb cover & 140lb cover.
Plastisol has been used in the screen printing industry for many years. You know your favorite Iran Maiden shirt from the 70s? Yeah, that was more than likely printed with plastisol inks. Given its thick consistency, it tends to get a bad rap but when properly used with he right mesh count and thinners, it can yield great results and even have a "soft hand or feel" close to that of water base inks. Although plastisol is particularly useful for printing opaque graphics on dark fabrics, it can also work great on lighter garments when printed using higher mesh screens. These inks can be printed on any garment or fabric and work best in small print areas and retain a bright image for many years with the proper care. We will also always take the steps to make your print as soft as possible.
Waterbase printing is very similar to discharge printing but for white and light colored shirts. The inks are dyed into the fabric. When used on dark color fabrics it gives a strong faded/vintage look. Keep in mind that when using light ink colors on dark shirts the ink colors will be tinted by the shirt color. For example white inks on a black shirt will cause the inks to be a light grey. Waterbase inks must be washed before they take their "no feel" state.
Discharge printing is the process of bleaching the dye out of the shirt, leaving its natural color showing through (usually a tan color). We can also PMS match discharge ink, however results vary depending on shirt color & brand. The only major downside is that with discharge printing you must wash the shirts before they take their "no feel" state.
Process Printing (CMYK)
This is the process that you will want to use when you have a full color design or a photograph. We can do both full color process and simulated process. Every design is different so its best that you show your sales rep the artwork and they can tell you the best way to print it. Due to the difficulty involved there is a 1 time setup fee to get your artwork ready for printing.