Our Printing Styles 

There is no wrong choice when it comes to your preferred look and print style. We offer several  soft hand and bold inks choices, with differences in the final print. We can advise you on which method we think works best for your project or chosen garment but the end choice is yours. 

Soft Hand Prints

 

By using water based, discharge, or combining ink additives with standard plastisol inks, we're able to achieve the look and feel you desire. While each ink and printing process may not be perfect for every application, we have the knowledge to provide you with suggestions to best suit your design or garment.
 

Standard Plastisol

A high-opacity ink that creates a slightly thicker print than Soft Hand. It has a bit of a feel to it, but results in an exceptionally vibrant print across all colors and fabric types.

Standard Plastisol
 

A high-opacity ink that creates a slightly thicker print than our soft hand prints. It has a bit of a feel to it, but results in an exceptionally vibrant print across all colors and fabric types.

INK BASE
High-Opacity Plastisol Ink

This heavier, more durable ink sits on top of the shirt for exceptional vibrancy, but still doesn't crack or fade.

 

FEEL
Raised to the touch

Since the ink isn’t fully absorbed into the fabric, your print will have a little bit of a feel to it.

 

 

BRIGHTNESS
Vibrant

Brightness is notable, providing a burst of vibrant color on any shirt type or color.

 

 

 

 

COLOR MATCHING
Color match

Your chosen color is accurate and consistent. Exact Pantone colors are available if required. Ask for details.

 

 

 

FABRIC
Endless Options

You can print Plastisol ink on just about anything and have it look great. Pick the shirt you like best and get started.

 

 

DESIGN DETAILS
Underbase layer

Based on the printing process, and the need for the "underbase" layer, some of the finer details may not be quite as sharp.

 

 

APPLICATION
Is it right for me?

Standard Plastisol ink is the best option when you want incredibly vibrant colors that seem to jump off the shirt. It’s a bit heavier and thicker in feel than Soft Hand, and won’t be quite as pliable. It works on absolutely any shirt fabric, meaning your results will be consistent.

 Soft Hand Print

Depending on the shirt fabric, this is an ink that literally dyes and or soaks into the fabric of your
t-shirt. It could result in a more vintage looking print, but always one that's extraordinarily soft.


 

INK BASE
Soft Hand Ink
 

Depending on the fabric chosen, this type of ink literally soaks into or dyes the shirt fabric instead of sitting on top of it.

 

FEEL
Soft and unnoticeable

Since the ink penetrates the fabric, rather than just sitting on top, you'll hardly feel the print at all especially after washing.

 

BRIGHTNESS
Partial to Full

Brightness is slightly reduced by the ink settling into the fibers of the shirt, picking up fabric textures. This print method will always look and feel best when applied to blended fabric types.
 

 

COLOR MATCHING
No, Only Color Approximations

Colors will be close to a selected color, but not exact due to the natural blending of ink and fabric.

 

FABRIC
Fabric Dependent 

You can print soft hand inks on any fabric type, including dark shirts. Just keep in mind that colors won’t be quite as bold as standard plastisol inks.

 

 

DESIGN DETAILS
No Underbase layer

 

The lack of the "underbase" in the printing process means designs retain greater detail and definition yet colors won’t be as vivid.

 

APPLICATION
Is it right for me?

This ink choice is right for you when you want a lightweight shirt that is incredibly soft, durable and pliable. The print will last longer and won’t flake or crack over time. The clarity of details in the print will be phenomenal, though colors won’t be quite as dynamic standard plastisol inks.

Coastal Screen Printing 


1709 Husted Road 
Suite 6 

Conway, SC 29526

475 Sandy Lane 
Unit A

Surfside Beach, SC 29575 

843-349-4848

 

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