PERMASET Water Based Inks

PERMASET® is Australia's premier water-based, eco-friendly screen printing ink offering a diverse range of inks for the trade screen printer. PERMASET inks are free from toxic chemicals, kinder to the environment and safer for printers to use. They are produced in Sydney by sustainable manufacturers Colormaker Industries using 100% solar power.

Permaset Aqua is a ground breaking water based ink that offers superior performance and eliminates the trade-off between printability performance on the screen and post-production performance of the finished garment including user comfort safety and environmental sustainability.

This 100% solvent free range features pigments which provide intense, vibrant colour, rich in coverage and delivers exceptional colour yield.

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PERMASET® is available in the following ranges:

1. PERMASET Standard Range

  • Eco-friendly water-based inks for printing white and light coloured fabrics
  • Ideal for use on a full range of fabrics including Cotton, Polyester, Silk and most synthetics
  • Available in 19 Standard Colours, 8 Glow, 4 CMYK Process Colours, 4 Metallic Colours and Print Paste
  • Rub Resistance: Strong
  • Handle: Soft
  • Transparency: Transparent, giving exceptionally vibrant color. Standard White is opaque
  • Drying: Heat cure
  • Mesh: 43-120T depending on application
  • Stencil Type: Must be water resistant, fully dried and fully cured
  • Clean Up: Water
  • Increase Screen Open Time: Add 1-3% PERMASET Print Retarder
  • Applications: T-shirts, flags, banners, sports and fashion wear, scarves, swimwear, upholstery and window furnishings, yardage, cushions, table and bed linen, tea towels and more.
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2. PERMASET Supercover Range

PERMASET Supercover inks are eco-friendly water-based inks for printing medium to dark coloured fabrics.

  • Available in 13 Standard Colours, Black, White, First Down White, 8 Glow Colours, 4 CMYK Process Colours, 4 Metallic Colours and SUPERCOVER Print Paste.
  • Ideal for use on a full range of fabrics including Cotton, Polyester, Silk and most synthetics
  • PERMASET Supercover inks do not require an under-base on dark fabrics
  • Unsurpassed colour opacity on the darkest fabrics, while maintaining minimal hand.
  • Rub Resistance: Strong
  • Handle: Minimal
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Drying: Heat cure
  • Mesh: 43-90T depending on application
  • Clean Up: Water
  • Increase Screen Open Time: Add 1-3% PERMASET Print Retarder
  • Applications: Dark t-shirts, flags, banners, sports and fashion wear, scarves, swimwear, upholstery and window furnishings, yardage, cushions, table and bed linen, tea towels and tote bags.
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3. PERMASET Metallic Ink Range

PERMASET Metallics are eco-friendly water-based inks for printing on all coloured fabrics (both light and dark). PERMASET Metallics do not require an under-base when printed on dark fabrics.

  • Colours include: Bright Silver, Pearl White, Gold Lustre and Copper
  • Rub Resistance: Strong
  • Handle: Soft
  • Transparency: Transparent, giving exceptionally vibrant color. Standard White is opaque
  • Drying: Heat cure
  • Mesh: 43-90T depending upon application
  • Stencil Type: Must be water resistant, fully dried and fully cured
  • Clean Up: Water
  • Increase Screen Open Time: Add 1-3% PERMASET Print Retarder

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4. PERMATONE Colour Matching Ink Range

The PERMATONE matching system is made up of 12 bases. These include 9 colours plus Black, White and Extender (Print Paste) and can mix over 1869 colours.

The PERMATONE range of ink for screen printing has been granted Approval by the Soil Association in the UK having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing.

The range is perfect for printing organic fabrics including organic cotton, hemp, linen and more.PERMATONE® inks have passed the Oekotex Class 1 standard (with 60% to spare) and are safe for use on underwear, swimwear, baby clothes and fabrics which come into close contact with the skin.

  • Rub Resistance: Strong
  • Handle: Soft
  • Transparency: Transparent including White. If printing on dark fabrics, you need to print over PERMASET SUPERCOVER First Down White
  • Drying: Heat cure
  • Mesh: 43-120T depending upon application
  • Clean Up: Water
  • Increase screen open time: add 1-3% PERMASET Print Retarder

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5. PERMAPRINT Premium Ink Range

This is a water-based, environmentally friendly, pigment rich screen printing ink for papers, cardboards, plastics, glass, wood and some coated metals.

  • Available in 9 Aquatone Colours, Black, White, Extender (Print Paste), Opaque White, Clear Gloss Varnish and Matting Agent, 4 CMYK Process Colours, 8 Glow Colours and 4 Pearl Colours.
  • PERMAPRINT PREMIUM does not contain ozone-depleting chemicals such as CFCs or HCHCs. It is also formulated free of aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile solvent and does not contain PVC resin or any phthalate plasticisers.
  • Product Resistance: After air drying PERMAPRINT PREMIUM prints exhibit very good water resistance. There is no need to heat cure this product.
  • Transparency: Transparent including White. Only Opaque White and the 4 Pearl Colours are opaque
  • Drying: Air dry
  • Mesh: 32-120T depending upon application, 34-100T for Pearl colours.
  • Clean Up: Water
  • Increase Screen Open Time: 1-2% PERMASET Print Retarder
  • Applications: High lay-down hand-printed wallpaper & art reproduction, through to skateboards, stickers, posters & backlit displays
  • PERMAPRINT PREMIUM is ideal for printing on these substrates: Sealed paper, cardboard, Polyesters (Mylar), Tyvek, polycarbonates, some coated metals, polystyrene, Perspex, Corflute/Coroplast

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6. PERMASET Accessories, Additives & Specialty Products

  • PERMASET Table Adhesive: Designed to hold the fabric in position during printing
  • PERMASET Retarder: PERMASET Aqua Print Retarder is an additive to lengthen open screen time for all PERMASET AquaPERMASET SupercoverPERMAPRINT Premium and PERMATONE PERMASET Print Retarder slows the drying process avoiding clogging of screens.  It is also beneficial in enabling easier release of the screen from the print during the printing process.
  • PERMASET Print Pastes: Available in regular Aqua and Supercover. Uncoloured bases for achieving a more transparent shade or for mixing your own colours using Permaset Pigment Concentrates.
  • PERMASET Pigment Concentrates: Pure pigment dispersions, typically used by professional printers in blends with Print Pastes to colour match.
  • PERMASET Phosphorescent Green: Ink which enables “glow in the dark” effects.
  • PERMASET Puff Paste: Heat activated 3D effect. Can be used with standard colours or with pigment concentrates.
  • PERMASET Foil FX: The Permaset Foil FX range consists of 4 colours, Silver, Gold, Copper + Blue. It is ideal for printing designs like sequins and is most effective on dark backgrounds, however, interesting visual effects can also be achieved on white or light coloured backgrounds.

PERMASET inks are sold in 1 Litre, 4 Litre and 15 Litre containers, with additives sold in 500mL, 1 Litre or 5 Litre containers.

Need help with inks? Give us a call at 03 8318 5555 or email us at sales@kiwo.com.au. We will be happy to assist you.

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