First Down White overprinted with three custom mixed standard green inks

Steve Wood Services offers the Permaset range of water-based textile printing inks, which include Aqua, Supercover, and Permatone.

Permaset Aqua is based on carefully selected pigments and the latest advances in polymer technology. This results in a pure colour, superior soft handle and excellent durability, says the brand. The easy-to-use, 100% solvent-free ink is environmentally friendly and includes both regular (transparent) and SuperCover (opaque) ranges together with four metallic and four process colours (CMYK), and a range of ancillaries. Each range includes eight Glow fluorescent colours and also a print paste. Permaset comments: “The polymer binding the pigment to the fabric delivers exceptionally soft handle yet shows excellent resistance to damage by rub, wash and dry cleaning, all without the need for additives. The ink colours have lightfastness ratings of at least 6/8 on the Blue Wool Scale – in fact, most colours received ratings of 8/8.”

Permaset Supercover has been designed to provide excellent coverage and opacity on dark fabrics. The inks do not require an underbase; however, Permaset recommends using its First Down White product when printing a number of colours on black.

Permatone is a colour management set created for colour matching and capable of producing 950 PMS colours. Permaset Permatone inks have been approved by the UK’s Soil Association having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing. The inks are 100% solvent-free and offer vibrant colour, a soft handle and excellent durability.