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How do I achieve this affect?

Postby icapture » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:53 pm

I love the look of T-shirts such as this one and am wondering how i achieve this affect.

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It almost looks like the fabric is dyed. But a friend of mine who prints shirts says that its not dyed its just a very thin layer of ink. Is this true? Another question I have is is it possible to put a graphic like this on a black shirt? Ive only seen this done to shirts where the shirt is lighter than the graphic (such as in this case with a red shirt and black graphic)

I have a ton of designs and i think they would look great with this technique.

Does this technique have a specific name?
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Re: How do I achieve this affect?

Postby tompaine » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:42 pm

icapture wrote:I love the look of T-shirts such as this one and am wondering how i achieve this effect.

Try going to the gym and getting your hair cut :wink:
It's just a single colour print, looks water based???
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Re: How do I achieve this affect?

Postby inkyfingers11 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:45 am

I agree, it is possibly a water based ink, which essentially is dye instead of plastisol which is a pigment bonded to the shirt.

This style of printing is called "soft hand" and there are additives (often called soft hand or soft lay) that can help achieve this effect with plastisol.
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