From the monthly archives:

February 2009

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Top 5 reasons to buy permaset inks?

  • 100%solvent free
  • SUPER soft hand feel
  • amazing coverage over dark fabrics with their SUPERCOVER line of inks
  • full range of standard and supercover colours
  • Easy heat setting at home

Here’s my review of the SUPERCOVER inks:

The soft hand feel is not the best thing about Permaset; the best thing is the SUPERCOVER line of opaque pigments. How many of you have had to add opaque white base to your pigments and had to use so much pigment just to get the colour saturated it ended up costing five times more than a regular colour would have? Or have had to do more than one coat to get an opaque colour on dark fabrics? Well, you’re going to love these. Permaset SUPERCOVER pigments are ONE COAT coverage over black. Amazing. I’ve demo’d some of the SUPERCOVER inks on black with the standard cover pigment to show you the difference. 

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Left: Permaset Standard Cover White Ink Right: Permaset SUPERCOVER White Ink

As you can see the SUPERCOVER white ink has full opaque coverage with just two passes compared to a standard cover ink and both have a great soft hand feel. 

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Left: Permaset SUPERCOVER Scarlet Ink Right: Permaset standard cover

Here’s an example of the scarlet SUPERCOVER and the scarlet standard cover. You might want to note that the scarlet SUPERCOVER and standard cover are slightly different hues. Unlike the other inks that come both in standard and SUPERCOVER colours which are all almost identical I have found the standard scarlet to be a much more orange hue than the supercover. 

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Left: SUPERCOVER Right: Standard

Here’s an example of how the SUPERCOVER  and standard cover pigments will perform when you overprint a light and dark print. 

If you want to purchase Permaset inks go to my Permaset inks page.

Happy Printing!

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The One of A Kind Show! Roisin Fagan Tells All!

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I wanted to know what it was like to sell your craft wares at one of the large craft fairs. So I asked crafter and designer Roisin Fagan about her experiences at Toronto’s One of A Kind Show! Here’s what she said… Large retail craft shows are a tremendous amount of work.  The Artist/Craftsperson needs […]

Read more → February 22, 2009

Immediately Improve Your Artwork! Use Permaset inks!

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Don’t underestimate the power of good materials to enhance your artwork.   What if you could change the quality of your screen print work, go from so-so to pro, by just changing materials? Improve the hand feel, the washability, the coverage and the colour vibrancy all by switching your inks. And be a bit more environmentally friendly […]

Read more → February 21, 2009

Monster Brooch DIY Project From Blythe Church

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Blythe Church created this adorable monster brooch project for PrintCutSew!  Materials needed: Thick felt or fleece for the monster body, white craft felt for the teeth and red craft felt for the mouth, 1/4″ eyelets for the eyes or small buttons if you prefer, brooch pin, needle and thread.   Step 1: Begin by making […]

Read more → February 21, 2009

Blythe Church- Designer to Watch

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Blythe brings humor and talent to the table when she creates. She’s definitely a designer to watch! Listen to the podcast interview with Blythe.  Whatʼs the name of your business/ company?  I sell my work under my own name Blythe Church Do you have a website? Blog?  My website is www.sewnbyblythe.com and my blog is www.sewnbyblythe.blogspot.com. You can also […]

Read more → February 20, 2009

Squeegee Pressure. What’s Important to Know!

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Sometimes with squeegee pressure you can have too much of a good thing! I was recently screening printing on the Martha Stewart Show and we had an oops moment where I should have instructed her better. So I’ll let you in on a hint for great screen printing I didn’t have time to share with her.

Read more → February 12, 2009