Standard vs Supercover for linen


#1

Hi everyone

I’ve just read on a blog that the artist feels Supercover is too thick for fabrics. I want to print of medium weight linen. Would anyone agree? I want to print on some dark colours too, like rich browns, deep blues and black. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Mulberry


#2

Hi Mulberry,

The best thing about Permaset ink is that you can thin it with water.
So any weight fabric can be printed with the hand required. i often use the super cover inks on very thin cotton and lined with very fine detail to get a nice rich opaque color. It doesnt need to be thinned too much to achieve a great feel on the fabric. I have had nothing but rave reviews from all clients. Here is a picture of a napkin i printed recently with a wedding invitation

its not the best picture but you can see even on this very lightweight cotton napkin the detail is all there and is very soft to the touch. I thin with a little water and add print retarder. Also something that could make the final print heavier is too much heat during curing.

hope any of this helps…

thanks
Erik

Pushpullprintshop.com


#3

Hi Erik

Thanks so much - yes, that helps a lot, and thanks for the pic, it’s exactly what I needed to see. I’ll try your method, and hopefully will have something good to show here at some stage. Had a look at your site, some really really nice stuff, esp for Kate’s Paperie, and the skateboard.

cheers
Mulberry