AUSTRALIA’S NUMBER ONE PREMIUM WATER-BASED SCREEN PRINTING INKS FOR THE ECO-FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL

With over 60 years of manufacturing experience, Colormaker Industries is recognised globally by both the fine artist and professional printing trade as the premier manufacturer of textile screen printing inks.

T-shirt design by MERDA Australia printed using Permaset Supercover inks

Printing with Permaset Glow Pink at I Dress Myself sustainable garment printers in Frome, UK

Permaset eco-friendly inks are free from toxic chemicals,  kinder to the environment and safer for printers to use

Building on a record of industry leading products, Colormaker Industries has revolutionised the industry with the development of a range of water-based textile inks and ink for screen-printing that offers superior performance and eliminates the historical trade-off between printability performance on the screen and post-production performance of the finished product.

Historically, most commercial screen printers use plastisol inks, which are easy to use and last well. However, plastisol inks contain PVC and phthalates that are harmful to the environment and have been linked to numerous medical disorders. Plastisol inks also require the use of harmful solvents in the cleaning process.

Water based inks do not contain PVC or phthalates and you don’t need solvents to clean the screens down after they’ve been used – you can clean them with water.

Permaset Aqua, Permatone and Permaprint Premium screen printing inks do not contain ozone-depleting chemicals such as CFC’s and HCFC’s, aromatic hydrocarbons or any volatile solvents. They don’t contain lead, heavy metals or any toxic chemicals whatsoever (not even white spirits like other water based inks on the market). Permaset Aqua textile inks passed the Oekotex Class 1 standard (with 60% to spare!) and is safe to use on underwear, swimwear and even baby clothes. The Permatone range of ink for screen printing has also been granted Approval by the Soil Association in the UK, having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing.

Screen printing 3-colour tote bags at Hunk Print, printers in Sheffield, UK

Permaset Testimonials

"We love these PERMASET inks so much!! They leave the softest imprint and have the most vibrant colours. Choose PERMASET water based and eco-friendly printing every time, you wont be disappointed."

Black Cabin Press, Colorado, USA

"We love our Australian made PERMASET water based inks, manufactured and bottled in Sydney.So bright and fresh, with brilliant colours made from the finest pigments."

Home-Work Studios, Melbourne, Australia

"Water based ink, only and always. When Andy started his shop in his garage he wanted to make sure his family of little ones were safe from harmful chemicals while also creating an environmentally responsible company. With this in mind, he found PERMASET AQUA inks which are free from CFCs and other nastiness."

Friendly Arctic Print & Design, Nashville, USA

"The West coast of Australia is superb and we want to keep it that way. We are always looking for new ways to minimise our impact on the environment, so one of the things we currently do is to use eco-friendly water based PERMASET AQUA inks for all our printing."

Onshore Threads, Perth, Western Australia

"We use only the finest quality PERMASET fabric inks. 100% solvent free and water based, Vegan and Soil Association Approved, so you know these inks are the best in the business."

Hunk Print, Sheffield, United Kingdom

“To ensure the highest print quality, we use the full range of PERMASET AQUA water based inks for our garment and card stock printing. We choose PERMASET not only for their outstanding finish and longevity, they are also Soil Association Approved. Once garments are heat cured, we can guarantee no cracks, fades or runs, and minimal warping on our card stock prints.”

Heck Press, Eco Screen Printing for bands, brands and businesses, UK

HOW TO SCREENPRINT USING PERMASET WATER-BASED INKS

Click here to view our educational ‘How to Print’ videos. These user-friendly videos explain the steps and provide tips when screen printing using Permaset water-based inks, including how to flood a screen, printing onto dark fabrics using Permaset Supercover inks, printing onto different types of fabrics, how to clean a screen and more…

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PERMASET INKS DO NOT CONTAIN OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS SUCH AS CFCS OR HCFCS. THEY ARE ALSO FORMULATED FREE OF AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS. PERMASET IS FREE OF VOLATILE ORGANIC SOLVENT AND DOES NOT CONTAIN PVC RESIN OR PHTHALATE PLASTICISER

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