Recent Blog Posts
My name is Jonna Saarinen and I am a Finnish born textile designer and screen printer working in London, UK. This year I wanted to prepare something different to wrap my Christmas gifts in, rather than the traditional paper that just gets ripped off and never used again.
I have been using Permaset and Permatone inks for years now to screen print my textiles, and though a fun way of brightening up my work would be adding some Xmas glitz with the Permaset Aqua Gold Lustre. … Read More
In the middle of downtown Los Angeles, California lies an 88 year old community college called Los Angeles Trade Technical College. It offers vocational training along with several two year Associate degrees. One of the degrees offered is Sign Graphics, the art of designing and producing signs by … Read More
When converting from Plastisols to water based inks there are three important things to consider:
- 1) Water Resistant Emulsion
- 2) Keep the ink on the screen wet +
- 3) Ensure that you have adequate curing capacity
EMULSION: You MUST have a water resistant emulsion, the emulsion must be … Read More
After years of hating the smell and wondering why water-based ink couldn’t quite make the grade with its colours and “washability” I’d almost given up on Permaset and the like.
They were banished to the bottom shelves to gather dust and we reached an impasse where my … Read More