Can You Screen Print On Leather?

Printing your design on a t-shirt would be one of the most satisfying feelings because you are able to see the product of your work. On the other hand, if you are a business owner and wanted to expand your business into another line such as bags, pants, and other printing materials where you can showcase your design, you might want to know more about leather printing. Many people are a little hesitant to start this method. This popular fabric has been in the fashion industry for over 7 thousand years and a lot of people are still opting to buy it. Why? This is because of the sturdiness, modern and classy appearance.

Types of ink that you can use to one of the most valuable fabric

In printing, there are lots of ink that you can use depending on the fabric that you will utilize. There are common inks that are being introduced into the public, however, one needs to look closely at different types of ink to different types of fabric.

  • Fast dry ink. When choosing an ink to print on any fabric, purchase the brank or type of ink that dries fast. It is economical to buy ink that can be used on any fabric, however, it is better if you can get your hands on the ink that dries faster than the other when printed on the fabric. This would eliminate the possible errors that might happen after printing the design on the fabric. Also, some inks can dry faster when exposed to high temperatures.
  • Screenprint ink. There are two types of screen print ink that you can use on various fabrics, paper, metal, and vinyl. This type of ink is friendly to any fabric, but you just need to adjust the ink consistency depending on the material that you want to use. You may add water to thin it or leave it as it is to make the design thicker.
  • Textile ink. This type of ink is best for various materials including high-quality fabrics. It can be used in cotton and most synthetic fabrics. This type of ink is water-resistant. On the other hand, this ink does not dry fast. You still need a dryer to speed up the drying time. When purchasing this ink, you have to be very careful and cautious.
  • Multipurpose ink can be used in various materials both genuine and artificial leather. You can even use this on PVC and other materials such as nylon. This ink is best used for footwear and usually needs a second coating to make it darker.
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