At Rowboat Creative, we have a colorful assortment of Ringspun tees for the whole family. We are often asked, “What is Ringspun, anyway?”
Ringspun is the spinning process of the yarn prior to being knit into fabric. Ringspun spinning results in a softer fabric. Rowboat has several different Ringspun weights and styles for baby thru adult sizes, fabric weights range from 3.3 to 6 oz. Fabric weights will vary depending upon the size of the yarn used.
Add some custom plastisol, discharge, or waterbase printing on quality Ringspun fabric printed by Rowboat Creative and you have true magic.
Have a design or photo that has way to many colors, and don’t want to sacrifice the integrity of the design? CMYK 4 Color Process Printing may be what you are looking for.
What is CMYK? CMYK stands for the 4 process colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These 4 colors when printed on top of each other can form all shades of all colors (except white, which can be made-up for by the garment or by adding a spot color white). Ever look close at a newspaper or magazine? You can see tiny dots of CMYK forming all the colors. Check out the video above to see a CMYK with underbase and highlight white job we did for the band Auto Body.
Looking for a super soft feel on dark garments? Tired of thick feeling plastisol inks? Sounds like your in the market for some Tinted Discharge Screen Printing.
Contrary to public belief, black tees are not made of black cotton picked from a black cotton plant. It originally has an off-white color and is dyed black. Discharge ink “bleaches out” the dye and reveals the original cotton color when activated by heat. It can also be tinted to replace the original color. For instance, red tinted discharge will “bleach out” the black dye and replace it with a red waterbase ink, leaving zero feel. Close your eyes and try to feel where the print is, WE DARE YOU!
This job was done for one of our favorites: Picasso Dular the master tattoo artist. Swing by his site and see his mind bending tattoos, artwork, and music. PicassoDular.com@25footPhantom
Looking for that super soft zero hand feel on light colored garments and don’t want to settle for standard cmyk process colors? Then Waterbased Simulated Process printing may be just what you need. The waterbased inks sink into the garment and leave zero hand to the print.
On this job for ThreeBuddha Apparel we did the proper simulated process separations (not for the faint of heart!), and exposed onto 200 mesh aluminum frames (waterbased inks work best on 150-230 mesh). Just add ink!
Welcome to the new Rowboat Creative “Printing Outside The Box” Blog. We will routinely be posting pics and vids of jobs we are working on, as well as tutorials and walkthroughs of the processes we offer.