Puff Effect Screen Printing Inks

Wicked Printing Stuff don’t just do a enormous range of different colours … they also supply speciality inks.  Discharge inks, glitter effect  and glow in the dark are all part of our range.

Do you want to get an embroidery effect?

Looking for suede look?

Puff inks contain an additive that causes the ink to swell as it cures for a high-density effect. Often used for an embroidery effect.


Suede inks swell to a smaller height and create an effective imitation of leather suede.


These are best used in small parts of the design so they are stand out more and the additive can be used on any colour in the range. Have a browse on Pin Interest to get some ideas, I got these images there.


Keep Still! – Screen Printing Platens & Hold Downs

Platens&hold downs

Platens & Hold Downs.

Sometimes it is the simplest things that mess up your screen printing! We sell a variety of printing platens, brackets and hold downs suitable to keep all substrates(what you are printing on) still from textiles to paper.

Our MDF platens are great value and easy to clean with a strong melamine white surface. Our platen sizes range from children to adult mega and we also sell a sleeve platen and vacuum board.

We also sell two types of platen attachment brackets which are sold separately. The 50mm is for use with our wicked presses and carousels and the 75mm is for use with larger printing arms on floor standing Hopkins carousels.

Aluminium Platens
Our aluminium platens which are ideal for floor standing carousels are very hard wearing and long lasting and can help you to avoids warping caused by flash drying.

Hold Downs
We sell a range of Weiss hold downs for printing onto caps, jackets and umbrellas.  These hold downs can fit other carousels but we need to know the arm sizes.

Vacuum Board
Our vacuum boards are ideal for printing posters, banners and stickers and their warp resistant frame makes for for longer durability. This board is a must with our 2, 4 and 6 colour printing presses for single and multi coloured prints. We also sell the Weiss Vacuum platen and motor which can be used with other brands of carousel.

Baby safe screen printing inks

We are an official distributor of Magna Colours, Nazdar, Sericol (Soil Association approved ink)  and our own brand. We also offer a range of solvent free airdry waterbased inks, widely used in schools and colleges and is perfect for printing onto fabric as well as paper and card.

  • An ultra safe product suitable for use on children’s clothing including babies
  • Suitable for use in school and colleges
  • For paper screen printing

Green Screen Printing not just inks

We sell a wide range of eco friendly biodegradeable cleaning products including :-

  • Screen Degreaser
  • Organic Screenwash
  • Cleaning brush
  • Stencil Strip

You can also buy the WPS biodegradeable Screen Printing Cleaning Pack which includes the key products you will need at a fanastic price.

We also sell a wide range of eco friendly biodegradeable printing products including :-

You can also buy the WPS biodegradeable Sundries Pack which includes the key products you will need at a fanastic price.

All your green screen printing products can be supplied by Wicked

Green Screen Printing Inks

EKO mixing inks are plastisol-like PVC-free ink matching system belonging to the EKO series from Rutland. It is a combination of 14 RFU (Read for Use) mixing primaries plus and extender base that when mixed together simulates PANTONE® colours quickly and accurately.


  • Excellent adhesion
  • Intense colours.
  • Low crocking colours
  • Will not dry in screens.
  • Very good supple print with ability to stretch and regain its original shape.
  • Passes major brand durability testing including 5 x 60 wash test.
  • Passes all requirements for major brand RSL and US government regulations.
  • No PVC, no lead, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, no APEO’s
  • Easy to mix and print.

Please see our promo video showing us printing a two colour print using the EKO inks.

To maintain the EKO inks credentials do not mix with inks from other ranges and only use EKO additives and modifiers.  Use Biodegradable screenwash with this range.

Pantone Guide

We sell the PANTONE GP1601 Plus Series Formula Guide Coated and Uncoated a must for any Studio or Designer looking to match colours.

How do I match paint to PANTONE Colors?

A local paint supplier or online paint vendor can help you to obtain paint colors that match either the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors colors or Pantone Matching System colors.

Pantone Matching System colors, which are produced with printing ink on paper, can be challenging to match in paints. If you bring a sample of a Pantone Matching System color, i.e., PANTONE 185 C for example, to a paint vendor and they try to measure the color, the light source used will penetrate the ink film and reflect from the substrate, which leads to inaccurate color matching. It is probably easiest to visually compare the sample to a paint chart under controlled lighting and choose the closest applicable color.

The Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors paper-based products are produced with nitrocellulose coating on paper, which is the same process used to develop paint charts. If you have the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color Guide, or a sample chip from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color Specifier, your paint vendor should be able to successfully computer-match the color with a high degree of accuracy.

Ulano Capillary Film


Looking for an alternative to direct emulsion?

Textile Capillary Film is a viable alternative to direct emulsion. It is intended for standard textiles, using conventional non-aqueous Plastisol inks. Ulano film produces superb stencils quickly, consistently and with no mess or waste, giving a controlled coating thickness. With the added advantage minimal training is required. It dries quickly giving you a fast stencil turnaround thus speeding production

Prepackaged film sheets

The film is available in 2 different sizes and is sold in packs of 5 sheets.

Simple step by step instructions can be found at http://www.ulano.com/TechData/EZ-FILM30tds2012.pdf

There is also an online tutorial on youtube which can be found at :-


Before using the products listed in this category please make sure you are familiar with the relevant product safety data sheets in the following link. http://www.wickedprintingstuff.com/links.html

buy it here Ulano Capillary Film.

Aluminium Screens


There are two basic screens, they can both be used as silk screens with any mesh, the difference is the frame, one is wooden the other is made out of aluminium. Aluminium are more durable, If you are doing a lot of printing then you want a screen that will not warp, cheap screen lead to poor quality printing. I suggest buying aluminium screens as they last longer. Wooden screens tend to warp due to wear and tear + reclaiming. Aluminium screens are a bit more expensive though.

Wicked Printing Stuff sell many products to clean and extend the life of your screens, including a restretching service.




Organic Products and the Soil Association

Thinking Organic ..

Over the last 20 years or so we have heard much about Organic farming, when going to the supermarket we are now presented with many organic options for fruit & vegetables, dairy, meat and other products.

Our industry too has been starting to change with ink products, chemicals and textiles which are Organic. Organic textiles are based on materials grown on organic farms, and manufactured without harmful chemicals. This is better for local wildlife, animals and people. Clients are increasingly demanding quality products that meet these standards.

You may have noticed certifications such as Soil Association Certification and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) symbols appearing on certain ink products and chemicals. The symbols mean that products have been through a stringent certification process to ensure that the products are made using Organic methods and techniques.

Soil Association

Who are the Soil Association?

The Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists with the overall objective of campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. The Association is a UK charity it is not a government body but has gained a worldwide reputation for driving and campaigning for Organic standards. The Soil Association played a leading role in the development of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and since 2006 have been certifying businesses to the GOTS standard.   (source – Soil Association website)

Why choose products which are Soil Association approved?

So you are confident that the inks / chemicals have been manufactured and processed to a strict criteria. Organic products are not just more socially responsible, generally better for all us but provide unique commercial opportunities.

Can I put the Soil Association Organic logo on my products if I have used Soil Association approved inks?

T Shirts bought from a garment distributor and printed with Soil Association approved ink does not make the T Shirt approved. To gain and competitive edge and appeal to this growing client market you need to become certified in order to use the symbols. The certification covers not just the inks and chemicals used, but also the environmental management the way waste water is treated as well as other factors. Both the Soil Association and the GOTS symbols are registered trademarks which can only be used by certified companies with approved products.


The purpose of this article is to give a simple summary it’s a big area and we will be writing more articles on the topic, for more information we highly recommend that you check out the Soil Association website and consider the certification process for your products or business.



We sell a number of products which are certified from manufacturers such as FujiFilm Sericol and Magna Colours.

Sericol Texiscreen Aqua AJ Waterbased Screen Printing Inks

Sericol TexCharge TC Discharge Waterbased Inks

Magna Colours MagnaPrint Discharge ULF Inks

Permaset Permatone Inks are certified by the Soil Association – The Supercover range is NOT certified.