What is screen printing special effects ink?

Screen printing special effects ink refers to a type of ink that is used to produce unique visual effects in screen printing. This type of ink is specially formulated to create various special effects, such as metallic finishes, glitter, glow-in-the-dark, and puff effects. These special effects inks are designed to enhance the visual appeal of screen printed products, making them stand out and catch the eye.

Metallic inks are formulated with metallic particles that give the ink a reflective, metallic appearance. Glitter inks contain small particles of glitter that add a sparkle to the printed image. Glow-in-the-dark inks contain phosphorescent materials that allow the ink to glow in the dark after being exposed to light. Puff inks contain a chemical that causes the ink to expand when heat is applied, creating a raised or three-dimensional effect. Screen printing special effects ink can be used on a variety of substrates, including t-shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, and more. They are popular for creating unique and eye-catching designs for clothing, promotional products, and advertising materials. However, special effects inks can be more challenging to work with than traditional inks and may require special techniques and equipment to produce consistent and high-quality results.