Our High Quality, Eco-friendly Screen Printing + Decoration Capabilities

PVC-Free screen printing inks are considered safe and effective alternatives to conventional plastisol. Most eco-friendly screenprinters have these inks in stock, and they will print exactly like traditional plastisol inks, just without as many toxic chemicals.

Water based screen printing is considered a more eco-friendly alternative to conventional plastisol screen printing. Most screen printing shops today offer water based printing, and we recommend using water based inks on light colored garments. On dark garments, this method works equally as well, however the process requires a chemical discharge to cancel out the color of the fabric fibers.

On any fabric, not just 100% recycled, the discharge chemicals used with waterbased screenprinting on dark colored garments can bring out some inconsistencies in the base fiber of the fabric. This chemical discharge is not ideal from a cleaning and disposal perspective, which is why we typically recommend using waterbased inks primarly on white or light colored garments.

AIR-INK is a sustainable ink option produced from materials generated from air pollution. The process of the ink's creation offsets carbon and helps to remove pollutants, heavy metals, and toxins from the air. Air-Ink is currently offered in black.

Algae Ink is an eco-friendly, renewable ink option that reduces carbon and is made from algae waste. It is currently offered in black.

Direct to Garment printing has become a favorite for many decorated apparel brands today, as it requires very low volumes and can be used for one-off art prints and samples. Direct to Garment printers use waterbased inks, and no discharge chemicals are used on dark garments. However, a pretreat is required on dark color garments that sits on top of the fabric. This pretreat will wash off when the shirt is washed and can contaminate water this way, however to a lesser degree than waterbased printing discharge.

Embroidery works well on all of our materials! We recommend asking your embroiderer to use 100% cotton threads as they are biodegradable at end of life.