Waterbase Apparel Printing

Super soft, water-based prints

Waterbase Apparel Printing

Water-based printing features inks that are soft, breathable and able to soak into the fabric of the garment, rather than sitting on top. When water based printing is done correctly, they result in crisp, bright prints that you can't feel to the touch!

Examples of Waterbase (Water-Based) Printing

  • Threadbird waterbase apparel printing style
  • Threadbird waterbase apparel printing style 1
  • Threadbird waterbase apparel printing style 2

When to use Waterbase Printing

  • For super-soft, no-feel prints
  • On white or light-colored garments
  • On dark-colored garments for a strong faded/vintage look (color of garment impacts the ink)

Can waterbase inks be printed on dark garments?

Absolutely. When waterbase inks are printed on dark garments we typically call this Discharge Printing, since we need an extra element to bleach the original color out of the shirt before printing the super soft waterbase ink. However, we can also print straight Waterbase onto dark garments in order to achieve a faded/vintage effect or a tonal effect.