Stay puffed! Evoke 80’s nostalgia with Puff Printing on fabric.

Puff printing on fabric is one of the oldest specialty effects in screen printing. It is a plastisol ink that modifies with the addition of a heat reactive foaming agent. The ink expands when exposed to high temperatures during garment curing process, leaving you with a unique puffy dimension to your design.

Puff printing is an economical alternative to High Density or Super Gel print but has a much softer marshmallow-like quality. The Puffing process tends to change the color of the ink, making it slightly lighter after puffing, making it difficult to match the perfect color.

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Incorporating Puff Ink into your Designs

Since the ink stays flat on the fabric, like any other regular plastisol ink before it’s exposed to heat, there’s space for innovation and imagination when using it, and we think it’s a great way to add effect! The use of puff ink as a single color texture is an example of this. The style is somewhat exciting and attentive. You can use specialty ink as a raised keyline around the text or as a gradient.

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Puff printing is a great way to add something extra to a design. Use this as an accent to make a specific part of the artwork stand out or use it for the entire artwork! Puff ink has rounded edges for a nice soft look.

We recommend, wash the t-shirt in cold water and dry on cool to extend the longevity of specialty inks.

We offer a wide range of specialty & conventional techniques for screen printing. In addition to screen printing, we also specialize in finishing and packaging services that send out your apparel ready for the shelves.

Ready to speak to one of our apparel consultant about your design? We can suggest materials, a timeframe, and how to set up your design for maximum success. A team member will reach back to your request in at least hours to hear more details and provide a detailed quote regarding your project.