What’s neither glitter nor pure gold but gives off a brilliant, breathtaking sheen to prints on your shirt? It’s none other than metallic ink, and it gives off just enough shine to make any printed design stand out without being too loud or ostentatious.
Metallic inks are distinct printing inks that have been around for a while but aren’t as commonly used as other water-based inks for printing. There are a few possible reasons for this, one being that people often get intimidated by the boldness of these colours, and are unsure how to use them.
Using metallic inks for screen printing however is not that complicated, and they produce sensational, shining results that are well worth the try.
Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means– beach, barbies and for screen printers and DIYers, some fun and fabulous summer screen printing projects!
Summer is a great time to head outdoors with your printing screens and kits. The summer sun is perfect for quick drying prints, and the beach and outdoor summer scenes are definitely great inspirations for prints.
Before heading out however remember to put on some sunscreen and make sure to keep yourself hydrated– the same goes with your screens, as water-based inks can dry quickly in the sun.
Christmas is a wonderful time to spread love and cheer especially to those nearest and dearest to us. It’s that one time of the year where we get to enjoy the company of family and friends and share our blessings through the giving of gifts.
Such a special season calls for giving not just any old gift you can get in a store– to show just how much your loved ones mean to you, it’s best to give something extra special, like hand-made and personalised gifts!
Personalised gifts are extra special because of the time and effort you put into making them. Though they’re often a lot less expensive than the gifts you get from a store, the end results can be priceless to those we give them to.