Permaset in the UK

by Natasha Sheppard

in Permaset Blog

3 Jul 2012  | 1 Comment

Greetings from I Dress Myself

We are a small screen printing and design company based in the UK. Over the last six months or so we have been fortunate enough to be supported by Permaset to try out their range of inks, which we now use exclusively.

People here have been really interested in using an environmentally-friendly screen printing alternative and we have been inundated with print orders since moving over from plastisols.  It took me a little while to get used to the properties of the ink, especially with multi-coloured printing on dark fabrics but after a bit of perseverance, I have worked out a system that works for me in this department; mainly semi-drying between layers.  It’s definitely worth it though as the inks are very opaque and have a much nicer handle/feel than plastisol inks.

We have also been experimenting with using the inks on transfer paper so we can transfer print onto the ‘fiddly’ bits on garments. Initial tests have been very positive.

Please ask questions on this blog so we can create a discussion about the inks. I am keen to hear from people who have/are using the inks so we can share tips on these inks and other screenprinting matters.

Cheers,
Pete

Peter Conway
I Dress Myself
ECO-FRIENDLY SCREEN PRINTERS
32-40 Carrington Street Nottingham NG1 7FG
tel: 0115 947 4140
email pete@idressmyself.co.uk
skype: idressmyself
AIM: hanidressmyself
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  1. Darren says:

    Hi,
    Please can you help.
    I am experimenting with a traditional wooden block to print on kids tshirts. I have tried lots of fabric paints which all leave a slightly hard feel to the fabric.
    Someone then told me about using a screen printing ink and applying it to the woodblock by a sponge. They recommended permanent as it leaves the fabric feeling more natural.
    Please could you tell me if this is worth a try.
    Many thanks,
    Darren

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