Our discharge print method bleaches out the existing dye within the garment and replaces it with the ink colors of your choice. Our discharge printing leaves your printed design with a super soft and breathable print, without the heavy hand of traditional plastisol printing.
When it comes to discharge printing, not every color will discharge correctly and this is due to the various dyes used when the garment is made (out of our control).
After some testing, we found out that many shades of Teal, Red, Turquoise, Lapis, Royal Blue, Kelly Green, Cobalt, purple and Forest Green do not discharge as well as other colors. Even though we do not recommend using discharge ink on these colors, the effect can be a unique print and something you may want to experiment with.
Discharge inks typically work best on 100% cotton fabric but a number of 50/50 fabric blends are now discharging a lot better. A general rule of thumb, is the less cotton in a garment, the more vintage the print will be.
To request discharge ink on your screen printing order, please submit a custom quote request. If you need more information, have additional questions or just can't find the answer to your question here, please submit a support ticket and one of our account managers will be happy to help.