Get Set for Summer with These Summer Screen Printing Projects!

by Michelle Bridger

in Permaset Blog Screen Printing

12 Nov 2018  | 0 Comments

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.

Stay Cool, Look Cool with Summer Prints!

Summer is that one season where you can go all out on vivid, bright colours, lively patterns and beach-inspired designs. It’s also when everyone wears just about the same thing: shorts and thongs with a cool cotton tee or tank. Stand out this summer by screen printing your own unique designs on cotton tees, tanks, and other clothing pieces.

Home Work - Rainbow T-shirt

Credit: HOME-WORK Brunswick VIC Australia

Summer designs are all about light, bright, beachy colours. They can incorporate the sun, sand, surf, seashells, even summer blooms and fruits like pineapples, bananas and citrus fruits. Get creative and design your own prints, and turn them into fabulous tees, tanks and even shorts and summer dresses through screen printing. Learn the basics of exposing your design for screen printing here.

Put Your Print on Summer Essentials

Clothes aren’t the only items you can put your summer prints on. When going out to the beach, you’ll need to bring a few essentials, like your sunglasses and sunscreen. Carry them all conveniently and in style inside your own personalised printed tote bag! Tote bags are simple to make and are incredibly handy and versatile. Add your very own summery prints on them and you’ll have the must-have bag of the season!

Speaking of essentials, you simply can’t head to the beach without a towel to sit on. Make your beach towel extra special by giving it eye-catching prints! When printing on towels it’s best to use ones with a low pile as the design will appear better on these. Also make sure you use Permaset Aqua water-based textile inks so you achieve a soft hand and a print that’s sure to last.

Home Work - Beach Towel

Credits: HOME-WORK Brunswick VIC Australia

Be Sizzling while Swimming!

Of course we can’t talk about summer without talking about swimwear! Now you don’t have to buy expensive swimwear just to get a gorgeous-looking suit. All you need are your own creativity, a plain swimsuit, and Permaset Aqua screen-printing inks and you can make a fantastic looking swimsuit with your own summery design! Permaset Aqua water-based inks are ideal for printing on Lycra and swimwear, as their soft hand ensures colours won’t crack or warp like plastisol inks do. Plus, these eco-friendly inks are completely solvent-free and safe for use on swimwear.

Get set for summer by taking on these fun summer printing projects! Get started by purchasing Permaset Aqua water-based inks. Find your local stockist here.

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