New Video: “Gellusion” Special Effects Print

October 24, 2014 at 8:15 am 1 comment

Kieth Stevens coined this printing technique “Gellusion” since it uses gel and high density inks and can be used to print lenticular effects that can give various illusion-type prints.  Kieth has been using this mix and technique since he dreamed it up in the 1990’s.

Lenticular print

Lenticular print

We’ve created a short video, shot at the last ISS Long Beach show, where we demo’d this technique.  Recently, our video was posted on to Impressions Magazine’s website with the following intro:

“Gellusion” is a special-effects printing technique that lends itself well to creating a shiny 3-D effect print on a garment.

This technique combines several different print parameters, like a thick emulsion, and high-density and gel inks.

An overprint using three fluorescent process colors results in a bright and intense RGB color simulation, creating a combination of colors that truly “pop.” A “doming” effect of the gel ink is achieved by curing the print at 375°F. Gellusion also is ideal for printing lenticular effects.

The video, shown above, shows Kieth Stevens, western regional sales manager for International Coatings, demonstrating the Gellusion technique, which he has been using since the 1990s.

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.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of non-phthalate 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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