Glow-in-the-Dark Designs for Winter

by Wendy Croxford

in Permaset Blog

19 Jun 2017  | 0 Comments

Winter is almost upon us and with it will come the longest nights of the year. Rather than pine for summer to swing around again, let’s embrace the darkness and get creative with projects for our incredible glow in the dark screen printing ink, Permaset Aqua Phosphorescent Green.

Follow the stars

One of the best things about winter is that there are more hours of darkness to stargaze and study the planets. What better use for glow in the dark screen printing ink than printing your astrology sign or favourite constellation on a shirt or hoodie jumper? You could even screen print stars onto cotton curtain fabric and hang up your personal night sky in your bedroom.


A Star design is great for using Glow-in-the-Dark inks, like this shirt by

Research glowing fish, bugs and animals

While we’re on the natural theme, delve into the world of bioluminescent flora and fauna for plenty of glowing inspiration. There are some seriously cool jellyfish, fungi and insects that would look great printed on cotton pyjamas – and consider that the perfect gift for any science-loving kids you know. We love the idea of a T-shirt print of a deep-sea anglerfish whose lure lights up when you switch the lights off!!


Embrace the eerie

Glowing water based silkscreen ink gives you the perfect opportunity to get creative with skeletons and skulls printed on dark-coloured onesies. You might prefer a full-sized realistic skeleton printed on your clothing. Or, go with more of a Mexican Day of the Dead aesthetic that shows colourful ink layers in the light and then lights up with phosphorescent green in the dark.


Go bold and geometric

Not a fan of skeletons? Get your Tron on instead, with cool neon designs on a black hoodie. Look to microchips and mechanical designs for your visual inspiration, and be sure to follow the contours of the clothing with glowing lines for the most authentic results.


How to use Permaset glow in the dark silk screen fabric ink

Phosphorescent Green Ink lightened

You can use Permaset Aqua Phosphorescent Green as you would any of the Permaset Aqua range. It’s low-odour, water based and easy to clean up. It also requires heat setting just as with the standard colours so the ink won’t wash out of clothing and other fabric. Take a look through our FAQs before using it and you’ll find it’s incredibly easy to use. Once your design is completed and set, simply expose it to light and then get your glow on.

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