Christmas presents for the designer in your life

Our kits and courses are perfect presents for the creative designer. Lots of our customers started screen printing as a hobby and got so enthralled it became a business. Have a look at the links for your start into this fascinating world. Want to move into a different substrate from paper to textile or the other way, a kit will make that simple. Main bannerMain banner

Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the Second World War. The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities.[1][2] Although 2.45 million copies were printed, and although the Blitz happened, the poster was never publicly displayed and was little known about until a copy was rediscovered in 2000. It has since been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products.[3]

via Keep Calm and Carry On – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Keep Calm and Carry On – #tbt

Union Ink Silextreme Silicone Ink Range

Union Ink Silextreme Silicone Ink Range Now Online

Silextreme Silicone Inks

Union Silextreme silicone inks are based on cutting edge silicone polymers for delivering the ultimate stretch and feel on the latest performance fabrics. These inks have been innovatively designed to bring out the strengths and benefits of silicone chemistry to your textile screen printing operation.

The Silexteme Silicone Inks are Best in Class giving the following benefits :-

Ideal for Spandex / Lycra, Cotton / Poly blends, Nylon, 100% Polyester and Sublimated Garments (don’t recommend on 100% cotton, especially ring spun garments)
Ideal for Performance Athletic garments, swimwear and Spandex / Lycra sports wear.
Gives very soft and flexible hand
Low curing temperature reducing risk of dye migration
Print is very elastic, print always recovers to its printed position (good print memory)
Prints can be ironed

Plastisol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We all know about Plastisol as a ink but did you know where else it is used?

INKS_BOXPlastisol is a suspension of PVC particles in a liquid plasticizer; it flows as a liquid and can be poured into a heated mold. When heated to around 177 degrees Celsius, the plastic and plasticizer mutually dissolve each other. On cooling the mold below 60 degrees C, a flexible, permanently plasticized solid product results.[1] Aside from molding, plastisol is commonly used as a textile ink for screen-printing and as a coating, particularly in outdoor applications roofs, furniture and dip-coating.

via Plastisol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

November 2016 Newsletter

logoNovember 2016 Newsletter

Great News – We are now a distributor of Rutland and Union Inks, the leading Premier Ink Brand. We have taken the opportunity to refresh our online range giving more choice and better pricing.


Union Maxopake Inks –  Plastisol inks ideal for the manual printer, high opacity and easy to print with. The industry standard for printing onto dark shirts. The range includes the manual printers favourite white –Diamond White.

Rutland M3 Series

The leading Plastisol mixing system,  The M3 inks have great opacity as well as mixing characteristics making them ideal for high production work. The Rutland M3 mixing system is designed mixing Pantone shades, ratios online on the Rutland website.  Ideal for automatic and manual printers. We  also stock the fantastic Low Bleed Cotton White, amazing print performance at an amazing price.9  rutland-ink