Plastisol vs Water Based Inks
Plastisol is the non-toxic versatile choice for virtually all fabric printing requirements.
It retains its vibrant color, texture and shape over long periods of time.
Apparels printed in plastisol tend to increase in temperature because of accumulated body heat absorbed by the ink. Extra care and handling of the printed fabric must also be practiced because it cannot be exposed or treated with high heat like fabric irons as it will smear.
Water based inks tend to “dissolve” into the fabric and blends well with the rest of its texture resulting in a vintage, luxurious look.
This is often called a “soft-hand feel” versus Plastisol which “thickens” and increases density with each coat.