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Water Base Printing

Water Base Ink

Water-based inks are a good choice when a “soft hand” is desirable. A soft hand is the condition where the ink cannot easily be felt with the hand when passed across the surface of the fabric. This affect is often used as an argument for why water-based is preferable to plastisol as plastisol has more of a hand than water-based.

Water-based ink also has the advantage of being an excellent ink system for high speed roll-to-roll yardage printing. Such printing is done on large sophisticated equipment that has very large drying (curing) capacity (Traxler Tees does not offer roll-to-roll printing though we can source that for you). Water-based ink also is a good choice where ink penetration is desirable, such as in towel printing. Towels have a high nap fabric that must be printed in a manner where the ink penetrates or wicks through to the base fabric for adequate coverage. Water-based inks that are designed to wick into the fabric are excellent for this application. Ink wicking is not a desirable affect in most other fabric printing as it will destroy the design and registration of multiple colors. (Source: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/screen/plastisolvwaterbase.pdf)


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  • These guys are the best!!! I had an upcoming event and needed artwork and t-shirts in short order. They helped me with an awesome design and completed the job before the deadline... and at price that was very reasonable. While they may not have a fancy storefront in an expensive mall, they are very professional and they have extensive knowledge of the many options in t-shirt quality and ink application. Working with them was a pleasure and I will definitely give them my business in the future!

    Ken Ruppel

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  • This is a great place to take kids and find birthday presents for kids! the "monster" t-shirts are coveted at my kids' elementary and middle schools, and immediately make a kid cool...plus the all-cotton t's are super-soft.

    Susan Neale

  • I've used a lot of local Screen Printers for Nix Comics Quarterly Tee shirts. Traxler was the only one that had the wicked combination of high quality combined with reasonable cost. (And my final bill was actually LOWER than their initial quote!!! When does that ever happen?)

    Ken Eppstein, Nix Comics