PLASTISOL INKS




Plastisols are the most commonly used inks for printing designs onto garments. They’re particularly useful for printing vivid colors on dark fabrics and have the most durability. They are composed primarily of two ingredients, PVC resin and plasticizer. Plastisol inks do not color the fibers like a dye, instead the ink wraps around the fibers and makes a mechanical bond with the fabric. Plastisol inks are innocuous when used with reasonable care. A true plastisol ink contains no air-polluting solvents or volatile organic compounds. The manufacture, transportation, storage, use and disposal of plastisol inks do not cause injury, illness, or environmental contamination as long as the appropriate safety and environmental protection procedures are followed as we do in Psylo Graphics. Advantages: Long lasting vivid colors / brighter whites on dark garments / works on most types of garments and materials with proper bonding agents. Disadvantages: Dark garments require a flash base that increases printing prices and can result in a thicker print / print might crack without proper care or after many washes and repetitive high temperature tumble dry.