Discharge Printing: What It Is and Why We Do It

Have you seen natural fabric shirts that feature a very soft print that looks like the color of natural cotton? Yes, they look amazing, and that’s why we create them in our t-shirt printing shop in Lancaster, PA!

This special technique is known as Discharge Printing. At BigPlanetApparel, we are a customer-focused business committed to making and offering a first class product and service, and discharge printing is certainly one-of-a-kind.

Discharge screen printing uses discharge ink, which is water based and formulated to deactivate the dyes used on natural fabrics, and can be used to print colors on dark garments that in the past would have required an extra layer of white ink in order to achieve proper opacity on top of colors.

We offer clear discharge as well as color discharge printing. For color, we use water-based pigments and add them to the ink to re-dye the fabric with the color you choose. This allows us to maintain close correlation of overlapping colors on a single image. Also, this makes it possible to have bright prints on dark fabrics.

If you like custom designs and soft colorful prints – you’ll love pigmented discharge printing.

What we especially like about it is that instead of laying on top of the shirt it becomes part of the shirt and lasts longer, and – it also looks fantastic!

An example of one of our discharge prints.

When in need of custom screen printing in Lancaster PA, experience a reliable and efficient service and personal connection with our professional team members at BIGPlanetApparel.

While we are proud to be local to Lancaster, PA, we are here to help everyone, even on the other side of the globe.

At BIGPlanetApparel, we always strive to stay competitively priced on all the products and services we offer, so, when you work with us, in addition to helping the local economy, you can actually save money, too.

BigPlanetApparel specializes in screen printing custom designs, showcasing your custom message and or visual design, so rest assured we will work with you to make sure we accomplish this.

If you’re looking for discharge screen printing Lancaster PA, give us a call today and let our friendly and proficient team members help you with custom designs on the apparel you need. 

Enjoy the quality, reliability and craftsmanship when working with BigPlanetApparel on all of your apparel screen printing and t-shirt printing in Lancaster PA.