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Glow In The Dark Screen Printing Ink

Halloween is coming up and people will be searching for glow in the dark shirts for their kids and themselves. Glow in the dark shirts aren’t just for Halloween. They can be a great seller all year round. Understanding glow in the dark plastisol ink is important to understand to make these designs come out great. 


How Does Glow in the Dark Plastisol Ink Work


Glow in the dark plastisol ink works best on light color shirts. It can also be used on dark color shirts as well, but put a white underbase down before using it. It is possible to print it without an underbase, but the ink would not glow as well without it. With this type of ink use a screen with an 80 mesh count. 


For this process we will be adding the underbase. Use two screens to print with glow and the dark ink. Print the underbase on the shirt first. After laying down the underbase the shirt need to flash dry. Then lay down the glow in the dark ink. Lay the glow in the dark ink on thickly. The more ink the better the glow. Print the design as like any other shirt, but remember to use a lot of ink on each layer. Glow in the dark ink works better on very bright colors. 


Glow in the Dark Plastisol Inks come in various colors, but the most common color is phosphorescent green. 


Once the shirt has been printed and then flash dried it is ready for action. The glow is better in very dark rooms. Before the shirt will glow the shirt must be exposed to light for a period of time. Then when the shirt is in the dark it will glow. The shirt loses its glow over time and will need to be re-exposed to the light before it will glow again. 


Glow in the dark ink wrapup


Glow in the dark shirts are awesome. Both kids and adults love them. Remember to flood the screen and get a good coating of the phosphorescent ink. It would help to coat it twice. 

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