Jackson’s stocks a very high quality, sought-after range of screen printing inks called Permaset.
Permaset Aqua Fabric Printing Colour is a 100% solvent free, environmentally friendly formula that provides pigments that are rich in coverage, intense and produce exceptional colour yield. The resilient resin base holds fast during rub, wash or dry clean while having virtually no feel on fabrics. Permaset Aqua performs at a higher standard with enhanced screen stability and an extended open time to produce cleaner results, longer.
They can also be used on paper, lino, wood, for block printing and on most non-porous surfaces.
Ideal for use on cotton, polyester, silk and most synthetic fabrics. Permaset Aqua is low odour and can be easily cleaned up with water. A first-rate innovation, Permaset Aqua is the perfect textile artwork solution that consistently enables limitless creativity. It is heat set with an iron.
Screen Material: For Standard Colours, mesh size of 43T (110 TPI ) monofilament or 10TXX multifilament is suitable.
For Metallics, Phosphorescent and SuperCover Colours, 32T (86 TPI) monofilament or 8TXX multifilament is recommended.
If stencils are to be used, they must be water resistant; check first.
By using advanced polymer technology combined with the purest pigments Permaset Aqua results in an environmentally friendly easy to use ink that provides long-term durability without compromising its superior soft handle.With over 40 years of manufacturing experience, Permaset is recognised by both the professional trade and the fine artist as the premium supplier in screen printing inks.
Permaset Aqua is a revolution in fabric & screen printing inks.
Designed around the latest in polymer technology to offer an exceptional blend of softness and durability; printed garments exhibit a very soft, comfortable handle while the finished prints show outstanding wash and dry clean resistance. Prints actually protect natural fibres and display outstanding adhesion and stretch on synthetic fibres without the need for any additives.
PERMASET STANDARD PRINT PASTE is the basis for all Permaset Fabric Printing Colours. Standard Print Paste can be used for a large variety of material substrates.
Permaset Standard Print Paste is designed for use as a tintable base for printing. Permaset Print Paste is tinted using the Permaset Tinter Range, ideal for large print runs where the Permaset colour range is not suitable, economies do not suit or the requirement exists for specialised colours not offered within the Fabric Colour Range.
STANDARD PRINT PASTE, once cured, possesses outstanding washability, excellent rub and dry-clean resistance. Prints made from the Standard Print Paste offer excellent definition, outstanding coverage and soft-medium handle.
Curing times and temperatures are critical to the wash durability of the product. The cure time/temperature cycles are as follows:
180 C = 2-3 mins
140 C = 5-6 mins
120 C = 8-9 mins
Fabric type will affect the curing cycle. Wet prints should be cured in an oven or tunnel dryer.
Screen mesh sizes of 32T-43T are suitable for most applications. A standard two pulls of the squeegee are required when printing. The first penetrates and covers the fabric, while the second levels the print. Always ensure that there is sufficient ink on the screen for even prints.
I am a newbie to block printing on fabric. Are
these the right inks for fabric? How would I
set the ink on linen?
This should work for block printing. To set the ink you will need to iron all the parts of the design at 180C for 2-3 minutes, using a cover cloth between design and iron.
Then the cloth should be washable, durable and soft.
What is the best fabric ink/paint for block printing on linen?
I want to print tea towels which will be washed often.
Since the tea towels need to stay absorbent you should test it on your project. These inks are good for cotton and are washable after being heat set, but as with any product new to you it’s advisable to buy a single pot and do one tea towel in the manner you plan, heat set it according to instructions, then run it through a few washes to see if your method works to do what you intend.