REHANCE – how we do it
REHANCE allows us to print waterbased inks on a dark t-shirt, something difficult for other printers to accomplish without harsh chemicals. Our inks become part of the shirt, rather than sitting on top of it, resulting in a print you can’t feel, and won’t crack, peel or fade over time. Waterbased inks are also much more environmentally-friendly than plastisol.
Plastisol Ink – how other printers do it
As you can see, plastisol ink – the ink of choice for most screenprinters – uses a plastic coating to cover the fabric with a sticky design that will crack and peel overtime, and feels scratchy. In addition, most plastisol inks contain PVC (which emits dioxins during manufacture and disposal) and phthalates (which cause negative health effects).