Water Based Inks

Shirts that are printed with water-based inks are more popular than ever in today's retail market. These pigments soak into fabric, making the print very 'soft hand', and remains vibrant throughout the life of the garment. These inks love 100% cotton, silks, and hemp., but we get the best image fidelity, color accuracy and washfastness on 100% cotton.

Some dyes are more resistant to the discharge process than others. In particular, royal blue, purples and kelly green are notorious for not discharging completely. Often the effect looks just fine, respectively, a powder blue tint on discharged royal garments, a lavender tint on discharged purple garments and a mint green tint on discharged kelly garments. Some other colors may resist discharge as well – it varies by garment manufacturer and color.

Pure water based ink screenprinting contains neither PVC nor phthalates making them an environmentally friendly choice. They also create fine detail art. Our water based ink ingredients are non-toxic, lead-free and do not contain any heavy metals. As such, they are safe for use on infant clothing and for us !


Pure Mineral Printing & Organic Cotton T-Shirts
Business Designs & Logos

Email: sales AT bohemiaprinting DOT com ~Bohemia (231) 350-7221

Thank you to All Our Amazing Customers !

Unlike plastisols, water based inks contain no ozone-depleting chemicals such as CFC's and HCFC's, aromatic hydrocarbons or any volatile solvents. Best of all, instead of dangerous solvents, water based inks wash out easily and safely with water, but not after 'curing'.

Our pigments are as vibrant and long lasting as any plastisol prints and will outlast even the garment they're printed on.

We carry plenty of samples with us - and we're mobile!

Email us for a presentation of mineral inks on a full range of organic cottons and hemp. And thank you for choosing us for your garment printing.
Jeff and Amy

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Bohemia Silk Screen Printing
PO BOX 242
Bellaire, MI

Mount Bohemia