Water-based inks are not necessarily more expensive than traditional inks, and in some cases, they may even be less expensive.

The cost of screen printing ink can vary depending on factors such as the brand, colour, and quantity/pack size purchased. However, when comparing water-based inks to plastisol inks, water-based inks may actually be less expensive. This is in part because they do not require the same chemical additives as plastisol inks.