Read What Indie Artists Have to Say about Permaset Eco-friendly Inks – Part 1

by Wendy Croxford

in Testimonials

24 Jul 2015  | 0 Comments

While automated, industrial-grade digital printing presses are popular these days, a growing community of artists still prefer to create beautiful artworks using good, old-fashioned screen printing.

Most of these independent artists make use of water-based screen printing inks for fabric, paper and other substrates and materials to produce top quality, sustainable handmade products, from band tees and shirts, to cards, posters, table linen, clothing accessories and more.

Read these testimonials from our esteemed clients who have been faithfully using our Permaset and PermaPrint Premium water-based inks for screen printing.

‘I use Permaset Aqua because I’m very conscious about producing an ethical end product that is environmentally friendly. Permaset inks are easy to use in both a domestic and commercial environment. Clean up is nothing like what I experienced at the commercial screen-printer who used plastisol inks, with the solvents often leaving my skin agitated. There’s more than enough colours available off the shelf or you can mix your own – the vibrancy and coverage is great!’ — Sancho’s Dirty Laundry


Stacks of Sancho’s Dirty Laundry tees screen-printed with Permaset Aqua ink.


Sancho’s Dirty Laundry features cool and stylish handmade shirts, accessories and graphic supplies from a handful of talented and creative artists. View their unique collections on Instagram, or visit their website at

Sancho’s Dirty Laundry is an independently owned and operated shop located in Canberra. Founded by Sancho Murphy, the shop offers custom hand screen-printing service for independent creatives and stocks indie tee labels, stickers, zines, vinyl art toys and graphic artist supplies.

‘Thank you Permaset Aqua for your awesome non-toxic textile inks! I use them for block printing and they look great!’ — Mandragora Prints


A perfect house warming gift that can double as a table cloth or a napkin. This one-of-a-kind cotton tea towel is hand printed using eco-friendly 100% non-toxic screen printing ink. You can view more of Mandragora Prints’ beautiful, handmade collections at Etsy.


Mandragora Prints hand-printed this lovely tea towel with
lime and grapefruit block prints.

Alise Sudmale of Mandragora Prints is a block printer based in Latvia who uses the linocut printing technique. She uses Permaset water based inks for fabric printing to experiment with colours, shapes and patterns and create beautiful and unique prints on everything from pretty tea towels and aprons, to vintage greeting cards and gift bags.

Related: Read What Indie Artists Have to Say About Permaset Eco-Friendly Inks – Part 2

By using water-based screen printing inks for fabric, independent artists are given the perfect medium to create beautiful and sustainable handmade products, and at the same time ensure a safer and more comfortable working environment.

Mandragora Prints and Sancho’s Dirty Laundry are just two of the many indie artists who are taking advantage of Permaset and PermaPrint Premium water-based inks for printing. Learn what other indie artists have to say about these eco-friendly inks in our next article.

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