Most shirt designs sit inside careful boundaries, confined to a portion of the shirt. One way to break away from traditional t-shirt design is all-over printing. You’ve undoubtedly seen all over prints, which cover the entire shirt, or at least one side of it. All over designs are literally all over the shirt, but how is it accomplished? The answer is complex, engrossing, and perfectly suited for a blog entry.
The ink that most of us are familiar with for screen printing is plastisol. Plastisol is cheap, easy to use, and it delivers great results. One of the other major options for inks is water based inks.
Water based inks, as the name implies, are solutions of chemicals and dyes with water is the main solute. The term doesn’t imply that water is the main agent in the ink, only that it is the largest ingredient therein.