Colour and shimmer effects with PERMASET Pearl white and PERMATONE inks

by Patricia Del Favero

in Permaset Blog

29 Nov 2020  | 0 Comments

Complement the natural beauty of linen with shimmering PERMASET screen printing inks.

PERMASET Pearl White can be substituted for PERMATONE White when mixing inks to create shimmering colours. PERMASET Pearl White can be mixed with either PERMASET Standard Colours or PERMATONE mixing bases.

The PERMATONE mixing system can produce 1869 colours. Simply choose a colour, substitute 50% PERMASET Pearl White for PERMATONE White in the formula, mix thoroughly and you have a shimmering facsimile of the colour!

The photos shown above of light blue and mid blue samples on white and black cotton jersey show the effect of substituting PERMATONE White with 50% PERMASET Pearl White. There is a small tonal shift with the Pearl White substitution.

Not only does using the PERMATONE mixing system take most of the guess work out of formulating a colour it is also reproducible – just lookup a formula, substitute PERMATONE White with 50% PERMASET Pearl White and you can mix up another batch.

Shimmering blues printed on 100% linen in Oatmeal colour.

You may also have noticed that using PERMASET Pearl White instead of PERMATONE White adds opacity to the transparent PERMATONE mixing bases allowing you to print on dark fabrics without needing to print an underbase, saving you time and reducing your ink costs.

We also made up two greens for comparison,

The botanical design is enhanced with shimmering greens on Off-White 100% linen.

and two reds:

While PERMASET Pearl White offers some opacity the final colour of the print will be influenced by the colour of the fabric.

PERMATONE mixing bases give you the versatility of a matching system and are water-based so are easy to clean up and after heat fixing, PERMATONE prints offer excellent wash, rub and dry-clean resistance.

If you’d like to purchase the PERMASET botanical tea towels decorated with shimmering inks, you can find them in our PERMASET Online Shop here

PERMASET® INKS DO NOT CONTAIN OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS SUCH AS CFCS OR HCFCS. THEY ARE ALSO FORMULATED FREE OF AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS. PERMASET® IS FREE OF VOLATILE ORGANIC SOLVENT AND DOES NOT CONTAIN PVC RESIN OR PHTHALATE PLASTICISER

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