Special effects

Special screenprinting effects

Sometimes regular screenprinting is just not enough. The mark of originality or luxury is achieved by using a well chosen special effect that will make your piece stand out. We are happy to help with choosing the right one!

All over screen printing

We are the only ones in Slovakia and Czech republic to offer our customers printing in a non-standard huge size – all over print on cotton textile by technology of screenprinting. This technology has a great look, but it also has its specifics, which we recommend taking into consideration even while creating the design itself.

MOQ of 100 pcs per design.

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Waterreactive print

This kind of printing reacts to liquids. It is not visible when the textile is dry, the print appears only when the textile is wet (it can be water, sweat or any other liquid).

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

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SUEDE and PLUSH effect

The finished print has a suede / plush look and feel to it. 

Technology specifics:
•    Prepare for colour loss. After drying in the drying tunnel, the original colour saturation is lost (e.g. black becomes dark gray).

Printer's tip: 
•    We get the best results when printing on white or other light/natural coloured textile.
•    It is possible to combine suede / plush inks with regular inks.  

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

PUFF effect

It prints flat, then "puffs" when it reaches a certain temperature, generally during a trip down the belt of a drying tunnel.

Technology specifics:
•    Prepare for colour loss. After drying in the drying tunnel, the original colour saturation is lost (e.g. black becomes dark gray).
•   Using puff ink is more about adding an interesting accent to an overall design rather than creating a full-on 3D statement where it looses its distinctiveness.
•    Each piece can be differently "puffed", so the print height will not be identical for each piece.

Printer's tip: 
•    It is possible to combine puff inks with regular inks. Although only one ink colour in the design can be "puffed".
•    We get the best results when printing on 100% cotton garments. When using a polyester blended textile the puff ink may migrate.

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

GLITTER effect

Glitters can be printed separately as a single glitter layer or added to any colour shade to stand out! Glitter print is suitable for any textile type and any textile colour.

Printer's tip: 
•    The printing effect optically varies in colour depending on the colour of the textile used.
•    It is possible to combine glitter with regular inks.

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

METALLIC print

Metallic inks are very durable and it is possible to apply them to any garment. The colour gamut offers several shades of gold and silver inks. It is possible to mix metallic inks of gold and silver from Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated Plus Series or to use some of our already mixed and recommended favourite ones.

Technology specifics:
•    It is not possible to mix shades from Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated Plus Series other than metallic gold and silver ones using metallic gold and silver inks.

Printer's tip: 
•    It is possible to combine metallic inks with regular inks in the design.  

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

PHOTOCHROMIC print

Photochromatic inks will only appear in direct daylight. Inside, they  remain "invisible" and the fabric acts as unprinted. When exposed to sunlight, they will change the colour from natural white to chosen colour.

Technology specifics:
•   It is possible to print with 4 basic inks – red, yellow, blue and green.
•   The colour shade may vary depending on the brand and textile type.

Printer's tip: 
•    It is possible to combine photochromatic inks with regular inks in the design.
•    We recommend to border your design (e.g. text) with a regular black ink line, so you can see the text even when the colours are not visible inside.

MOQ of 50 pcs per design.

CHALKBOARD effect

When applied to textiles, this product gives the finished garment a blackboard effect surface. WIth a piece of chalk you can write or doodle just like on a chalkboard. Chalboard inks are suitable for any garment. 

Printer's tip: 
•    We recommend printing bigger areas so the wearers have enough space to express themselves.
•    It is possible to combine chalkboard ink with regular inks in the design.

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

UV effect

Applying the ultraviolet layer to the design makes the design fluorescent under ultraviolet (UV) black light. Textile with UV print effect is great for music or dance clubs.

Printer's tip: 
•    The best effect can be achieved when applying a light colour to dark textiles.
•    We recommend printing larger areas. Small and fine details do not show enough, the visual effect of luminosity is weaker.

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

GLOW IN THE DARK effect

When exposing glow-in-the-dark printing to fluorescent light, the UV light energizes the phosphor particles, causing them to radiate visible light or "glow in the dark" for certain time. 

Printer's tip: 
•    We recommend using bright colours (white is the best) on dark textile to get the most glow effect.
•    We recommend printing larger areas. Small and fine details do not show enough, the visual effect of luminosity is weaker.

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

REFLECTIVE print

The reflective print reflects any direct light. There is a lighter (Reflective Grey) and a darker shade (Reflective Black) available. The effect is suitable for all textile types and colours.

Printer's tip: 
It can be used as an exciting effect on its own, but can also serve as a textile safety feature.

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

HD clear

Colourless HD Clear Base (a transparent paint) is suitable for direct tone on tone printing or as an addition to any Pantone colour to achieve a glossy effect.

Printer's tip:
•    One layer of HD Clear Base will give the textile a matte effect, two layers will be glossy.

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

3D effect

A technically demanding three-dimensional effect with a complex printing setup is a multilayer print layout through a specially modified screen. The design extends a few millimeters above the surface of the textile to reach the 3D effect. The resulting print has sharp edges and a smooth surface. 

Printer's tip: 
•    By adding HD Clear Base (transparent print) we achieve a slightly glossy touch to the top surface of the print.
•    The more layers of HD Clear Base we add, the glossier the print area will be.

MOQ of 50 pcs per design.

PEARLESCENT print

Pearlescent printing creates a colorful pearl-like shimmering effect on any printed garment. Universal Pearl Neutral can be tinted with various pigment concentrates, but there are also several existing pearl shades available (such as Pearl Midnight in the picture). Pearlescent printing is suitable for all textile types and colours.

Printer's tip: 
•    For a stronger pearlescent appearance, we recommend ordering two layers of pearl paste.

MOQ of 30 pcs per design.

METALLIC hot stamping foil

Extra high gloss and mirroring can be achieved using the metallic hot stamping foil.

Technology specifics:
•    Metallic foils are more sensitive to abrasion, which makes their durability shorter. Textile can only be hand washed in cool water, inside out.
•    We recommend printing bigger areas. It is not possible to print gradients (very fine colour transitions) or very fine details using metallic hot stamping foil.

MOQ of 50 pcs per design.

Please read how to prepare your design for printing.

By "design" we mean all the printings on one piece of the garment (e.g. if the t-shirt has a heart print, a back print and a sleeve print, it is necessary to order the MOQ with this particular specification).

Maximum print size is 40 x 53 cm.

Maximum all over print size is 80 x 100 cm.

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