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Plastisol Ink Versus Water Based Ink

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What is the deal with plastisol versus water based inks?

Ink is one of the most used products when you are screen printing. For a long time plastisol inks were the most common choice since water based ink was more difficult to use. Plastisol served printers well and created some rad designs. But this oil based ink requires a variety of chemicals for clean up and isn’t sustainable or eco-friendly.

In years since, Ryonet has worked hard to make better water based ink options. Water based inks, like Ryonet’s Green Galaxy HSA Water Based Ink is friendly to the environment, stays wet in the screen longer, requires little or no chemicals for clean up, and looks and feels great on garments. It’s time to stop arguing about plastisol versus water based inks! There are options for both kinds of printing, with benefits to both. Choose what’s best for you, and tell us what you prefer and why in the comments below!

 Check out this video to see Josh talk a little bit more about it:

Emily Rogers

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  • Love, Love, Love your new line of Green Galaxy, I pretty much have been using your clear or opaque core, been doing lots poly blends and sweatshirts with it, lay a base white, and overprint using the opaque core on darks, and man do they look good, wash test have been incredible. Clean up has been a breeze, just water in a spray bottle. Thanks RYONET for pushing the envelope with this new line of inks. We have now tossed out all are plastisol inks, GO GREEN GALAXY!!!!

    • YES! We believe that water based ink is the way of the future, starting with our Green Galaxy inks. So very glad that they have helped you to make the transition. That’s a good idea to layer the Opaque Core on top of white for something thick like sweatshirts. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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