In short discharge ink re-dyes the shirt fabric. Discharge ink is still a water based ink that soaks into a shirt's fabric. The only difference, there is an agent mixed into the ink that removes manufacturer dye in the shirt. Once a manufacturer's dye has been removed, the discharge ink will then re-dye that print area your desired pigment color. This printing method is used for fashion forward high end retailed apparel and for special effects printing. This is the preferred method of all our printing at Constant as it creates a soft hand breathable print with bright colors on dark garments.
The Inks Typically work best on 100% cotton fabrics although certain manufacturers with 50/50 fabric blends can show surprisingly bright results, or that vintage rocker tee washed out effect that looks like your favorite concert tee from the 80's. So choosing the right fabric and pantone ink colors for your designs we can achieve optimum results.