Screen Printing Tip of the Week: Custom Glitter Colors

July 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

ShimmerAttention Screen Printers!!!  The Holidays are just around the corner!  Nothing says “Tis the Season to be Merry!” more than a specialty print tee decked out in sparkly glitters and shimmers!  Here’s a little dash from Kieth Stevens as it appears in Impressions Magazine
Custom glitter colors can add interest and value to any print or holiday-themed decoration.  Glitter ink consists of a clear base plastisol (glitter base) with tiny metallic particles. These metallic particles come in many different colors and sizes, and can be added in various quantities for different looks.  Also, since the base is clear, using a complimentary color as an underbase will make the glitter color pop!               
Kieth Stevens is the Western regional sales manager for International Coatings. He has been teaching screen printing for more than 10 years and is a regular contributor to International Coatings’ blogs. For more ink tips and information, visit, or read more at Impressions.
International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers.  For more information on our products, please visit our website at

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