One of the biggest questions surrounding is: it is eco-friendly? While the standard technique might not be, there are options which make screen printing incredibly good for the environment. Find out moreWhen it comes to screen printing ink, there are two different types of inks that can be used: plastisol ink and water-based ink. Plastisol is the industry standard and the default ink used by commercial printers. It uses a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) base, as opposed to water-based ink, which is exactly what its name suggests, a water-based ink with pigments suspended within it. The limitation associated with water-based inks is that you can not print onto dark coloured garments, but they are excellent for printing vibrant colours onto lighter coloured garments.Furthermore, the print result is affected by the colour of the garment. For example, using a purple coloured shirt may change the appearance of the ink colour. Water-based inks also do not work well on all materials and are better suited for shorter run orders. For printing soft prints onto dark coloured garments there is a screen printing technique that uses discharge water-based inks.

FESPA, a worldwide printing event and conference organiser, and Garment Printing enjoyed a great week together during FESPA 2015 in Cologne, Germany with Garment Printing also being invited to speak at the event. We had the privilege of printing the work apparel for the event organisers and the staff and for the digitally printed space-themed T-Shirt competition.

This year’s FESPA will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with the event being hosted in Amsterdam from the 8th until the 11th of March 2016.

Garment Printing will again be present within the FESPA Textile area, offering industry advice and our own unique insight into 3D printing, its influences in the textile printing sector and what the future is for 3D printed T-Shirts.

You can register now to sign up for free entry into the world’s leading printing event with special discounts and rates offer by Air France-KLM which has been confirmed as the official travel partner for the exhibition.

The partnership will allow those wishing to attend the event to benefit from discounted flights to Amsterdam. In order to take advantage of these discounts and make a booking, visitors should go to http://www.digital.fespa.com/en/info/discount-flights

In addition to discounted flights, FESPA visitors will also be able to enjoy reduced hotel rates, when booking through the Amsterdam RAI Hotel Travel Service. This includes accommodation close to the RAI and central Amsterdam. To view available hotels and to benefit from these excellent discounted rates, visitors should visit digital.fespa.com/en/info/hotels.

The FESPA awards 2016 are also open to applicants who are hoping to make a name for themselves on the FESPA hall of fame. The FESPA Awards Programme is renowned across the industry for their outstanding recipients, judged by industry experts who, in turn, have contributed significantly to advances in the techniques and technology of the industry. Further information and instructions for entering can be found here.

With our upcoming presentation regarding 3D printing, we will be creating posts offering a brilliant insight into how 3D printing can change the way that we print and order clothing in the future, so stay tuned to our blog to find out about this exciting and fascinating subject.

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