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CHOOSING THE RIGHT TECHNIQUE: When choosing a technique for an artwork, it is imporant to know how the rest of the artwork can be affected by this technique. Certain techniques take more screenprinting stations than others, which will reduce the amount of colors that are recommended per screen. Below is a graph with the maximum amount of colors recommended for each type of ink technique. BALANCE IS KEY Just because a technique is high in cost, it does not mean the whole artwork has to be expensive. In order to not have to avoid techniques that are higher in cost, balancing the other artwork components (colors and size) is a great cost effective solution for using higher cost ink techniques.

This book is organized by price range. Please note actual cost varies by artwork.

LOW

MEDIUM

HIGH


TYPE OF PRINTING:

WATERBASE

WATERBASE SCREENPRINTING

*mixture of water with dye or pigment *ink sinks into the fibers of shirt, becoming part of the fabric. *creates a soft handfeel *great for vintage look *inks are ifluenced by the color of the fabric, making prints look darker and off standard

PLASTISOL SCREENPRINTING

*essentially plastic *ink sits on top of shirt Plastisol inks with base: a white base is applied underneath the ink so that the color will not be affected by the fabric color (makes print thicker) Plastisol inks without base: color is printed directly on fabric without barrier, the color may not be true to standard, but the handfeel will be softer

PLASTISOL

SUBLIMATION

*uses heat to transfer dye onto fabric *best on 100% polyster: the more polyster in the fabric the *brighter the colors will look *creates a very soft handfeel *more expensive than screenprinting *great for realistic looking arts

SUBLIMATION


INK TECHNIQUES

GLITTER MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 7 FLEECE: 7 Combines with: Crystalina, Glitter

* Choose from JMC CREATIONS glitter book


SUGAR GLITTER

PUFF

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 7 FLEECE: 7

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 8 FLEECE: 6

Combines with: High Density

Combines with: Crystalina, Glitter, Sugar Glitter


SHIMMER

HIGH DENSITY

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 8 FLEECE: 6

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 7 FLEECE: 7

Combines with: Puff, High Density, Gel

Combines with: Crystalina, Glitter Sugar Glitter


GEL

CRYSTALINA

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 8 FLEECE: 6

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 7 FLEECE: 7

Combines with: Glitter, Shimmer, Crystalina

Combines with: Gel, Puff, High Density


ROCK BASE

GLOW IN THE DARK

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 6 FLEECE: 4

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 6 FLEECE: 4 Combines with: Gel, Puff


FOIL

FLOCKING

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY:5 FLEECE: 3

MAX # COLORS: JERSEY: 5 FLEECE: 3 Combines with: Crystalina, Glitter


GLITTER COLORS


FOIL COLORS



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