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13 Mar 2017  | 0 Comments

Saint Patrick’s Day will land on 17 March in all its Irish glory, and there’s really no better time to embrace all things green – both literally and figuratively! Here are our tips for greening up your screen printing with a few simple changes to your kit.

St Patrick’s Day Tea Towels

St Patrick’s Day Tea Towels (printed with Permaset eco-friendly inks) image courtesy of Turquoise Bike www.etsy.com/shop/TurquoiseBike

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5 Mar 2017  | 0 Comments

With school returning there are teachers all over the country looking for fun and straightforward art projects to complete with their students. Once you’ve stocked up on the right water based ink and paper or fabric, there’s no limit to what you and your class can design. Here are some simple ideas.  … Read More

7 Feb 2017  | 1 Comment

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t arranged a gift for your loved one you’d better get organised! If you’re looking for an original yet meaningful idea, why not consider breaking out your favourite fabric ink and customising a T-shirt for them? We have a few creative concepts to help start the ball rolling. … Read More

27 Jan 2017  | 0 Comments

When it comes to producing detailed prints we’ve all had frustrating moments. A few helpful techniques can ensure a precise result and minimise any problems. Here’s how to perfect the process for your high detail prints, from choosing the correct mesh size to using water based inks for screen printing.

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12 Jan 2017  | 0 Comments

With today’s techniques and modern screen printing inks, it’s possible to achieve a great result no matter what fabric you choose. Here are our tricks for fabric paint screen printing on various textiles using our water based inks.

Cotton fabrics

Natural fabrics are the ultimate choice for screen printing, as they tend to absorb the ink more readily than man-made fabrics do. Cotton and cotton blends are the most popular choice for most printers and customers as they are soft and permeable, and organic cotton can be even softer again. As with any fabric, you’ll need to cure the print. Make sure you give it plenty of time to thoroughly air dry before setting it with a drying tunnel, heat press or flash dry unit. Cottons can also be tumble dried and even baked at low heat to cure.

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Permaprint does not contain ozone depleting chemicals such as CFCS or HCFCS. It is also formulated free of aromatic hydrocarbons. Permaprint premium is free of volatile organic solvent and does not contain PVC resin or Phthalate plasticiser