Sponge Bob and His Friends

I’m always keeping my eyes open for cool or impressive techniques for shirts. I scan the attendees and the walls of the booths. There were three in the Rutland ink booth that caught my eye. The Sponge Bob print has a creative use of “blister base” used to portray Bob in all his spongey glory. The big Tiger print was impressively bright and detailed for a discharge ink print, in part by use of Rutland’s “discharge plus” which uses extra pigment for brighter color. The 43 print was impressive in its basic simplicity, using barrier base and low bleed inks and a smoothing screen to get a colorful crisp flat print on a very difficult substrate red 100% polyester.

Blister Base ink to make a very "spongey" looking Sponge Bob

Blister Base ink to make a very “spongey” looking Sponge Bob

Discharge Plus for a colorful extremely soft print

Discharge Plus for a colorful extremely soft print

Barrier Grey and Low Bleed White and Yellow to get a great print on Red Poly

Barrier Grey and Low Bleed White and Yellow to get a great print on Red Poly

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