Permaset Fabric Inks

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Permaset Aqua is a revolution in fabric & screen printing inks. By using advanced polymer technology combined with the purest pigments Permaset Aqua results in an environmentally friendly easy to use ink that provides long-term durability without compromising its superior soft handle. This 100% solvent free, environmentally friendly formula provides pigments that are rich in coverage, intense and produce exceptional colour yield.  Want to see demos of the product? Click to see how well Permaset performs. Permaset also comes in SUPERCOVER inks which provide unparalleled opacity on dark fabrics. See demos and product listing for SUPERCOVER inks.

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 permaset-colour-white1AQUA TRANSPARENT WHITE 300ML    $11.95 



permaset-colour-white2AQUA STANDARD WHITE 300ML    $11.95 


permaset-colour-jet-black1AQUA JET BLACK 300ML   $11.95 

AQUA JET BLACK 1LT   $27.95 

permaset-colour-lt-blue1AQUA LIGHT BLUE 300ML    $11.95 

AQUA LIGHT BLUE 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-blue-b1AQUA BLUE B 300ML    $11.95 

AQUA BLUE B 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-ultra-blue1AQUA JUNIOR NAVY 300ML    $11.95 


permaset-colour-turqouise1AQUA TURQUOISE 300 ML    $11.95 


permaset-colour-green-b1AQUA GREEN B 300ML    $11.95 

AQUA GREEN B 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-mid-green1AQUA MID GREEN 300ML   $11.95 

AQUA MID GREEN 1LT   $27.95 

permaset-colour-bright-red1AQUA BRIGHT RED 300 ML   $11.95 


permaset-colour-scarlet1AQUA SCARLET 300ML    $11.95 

AQUA SCARLET 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-mid-yellow2AQUA MID YELLOW 300ML    $11.95 

AQUA MID YELLOW 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-yellow-r1AQUA YELLOW R 300ML    $11.95 

AQUA YELLOW R 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-orange-r1AQUA ORANGE R 300ML    $11.95 

AQUA ORANGE R 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-purple1AQUA PURPLE 300ML    $11.95 

AQUA PURPLE 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-rose1AQUA ROSE 300 ML    $11.95 

AQUA ROSE 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-dark-brown1AQUA DARK BROWN 300 ML    $11.95 

AQUA DARK BROWN 1LT    $27.95 

permaset-colour-silver1AQUA BRIGHT SILVER 300ML   $31.95


permaset-colour-gold1AQUA GOLD LUSTRE 300ML    $31.95 


permaset-colour-pearl-white1AQUA PEARL WHITE 300ML    $31.95 


permaset-colour-copper1AQUA COPPER 300 ML    $31.95 

AQUA COPPER 1LT    $73.95 

permaset-colour-glow-orange2AQUA GLOW ORANGE 300ML    $19.95 


permaset-colour-glow-pink1AQUA GLOW PINK 300ML    $19.95 

AQUA GLOW PINK 1LT    $44.95 

permaset-colour-glow-red1AQUA GLOW RED 300ML    $19.95 

AQUA GLOW RED 1LT    $44.95 

permaset-colour-glow-yellow2AQUA GLOW YELLOW 300ML    $19.95 



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03.30.09 at 6:33 pm

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dorothy talbot 03.05.09 at 7:33 am

i used it at the australian quilt convention last week and it was great to use sooooooo easy and it stays soft when set

jodie wilson 08.07.09 at 7:39 am

hi, thanks i found your website really informative in regards to settimg up a home based screenprinting studio. i have just got the wood for the table and two heavy duty sawhorses for the legs, and cant wait to cover the table. i was feeling a bit overwhelmed about how to expose the screens from home, but you have enlightened me greatly. thanks. jodie

chris 10.22.09 at 11:12 pm

hey thanks for all the info…quick question….i’m using permaset inks and i’m only able to get like 5 or 6 screen pulls before the ink dries in the screen..i’ve played with the viscosity and nothing is working for me…thanks i’m pretty new to this

admin 10.24.09 at 7:39 pm

There are lots of variables to consider when troubleshooting a problem like this. Are you using super cover inks or regular? What is your mesh count? What is your climate like- humid or dry? Is the print finely detailed or does it have a lot of open spaces? are you using clamps or table registration? What are you printing onto? Fabric or paper? If you can answer some of these questions i can can perhaps help you a bit more.

nigel 02.05.10 at 11:19 pm

Do the supercover’s last longer in the screen compared to the aqua series? I imagine so. Would it then make sense to use the supercover to print onto light garments if doing a run of say 50 pieces requiring more than one color printing on a carousel press?

admin 02.12.10 at 8:18 am

No- they don’t last longer in the screen. They may in fact dry out more quickly because they have less water in them. They have a different hand to them as well. While Permaset has the nicest hand out of all the opaques I have tried I would still use the regular aqua series whenever possible.

Shoon 02.22.10 at 7:50 pm

I just learned about permaset recently but i’m wondering whether you guys know what exactly their “glow” colours do? Are they flourescent/glow in the dark? Because i’m reading elsewhere i need to get an additive to get the glow in dark effect that i want.


admin 04.19.10 at 6:46 am

Glow colours are semi- glow in the dark but you can use their phosphorescent green to make it really glow under black light.

David Stuart 10.12.10 at 4:51 am

Thank you so very much for all the kind words on your web-site.

CHRIS’ QUESTION: To help get Permaset stay open longer in the screen, our #1 recommendation is to leave the image area flooded with say 1/16th – 1/8th” of ink. We have people who do hundreds of prints without it drying in. Another trick is to have a spray bottle handy and once flooded, just give a light spray over the spread out ink.

SHOON’s QUESTION: The Glow colours are meant to fluoresce; that is, the molecular bonds capture light/energy in the near UV + emit in the (lower energy) visible region of the spectrum. Phosphorescence is a completely different thing; light is absorbed + stored chemically, then re-emitted which becomes visible when the lights are turned way down or completely off. It may work with black light, but we’ve never tested it for this attribute.

Jodie Wilson 02.05.11 at 1:41 am

Hi, I am setting up a home based studio screenprinting with permaset aqua. what should i be looking out to get in equipent for set up? Regards, Jodie

Colette 03.09.11 at 11:36 am

How does Permaset handle on very stretchy fabric like swimwear? Will it end up cracking? I am thinking of printing on fabric that I will make into bathing suits and am wondering if you know how Permaset reacts to lots of sun, washing, salt water and chlorine?

admin 03.09.11 at 11:47 am

Permaset is one of the best pigments for stretchy fabrics- if you use the aqua series not the opaque supercovers. It also has excellent lightfastness and if it is set properly you should have no problems with washing-swimming.

admin 03.09.11 at 11:48 am

I have a few posts on how to get stated and my ebook has everything you need to know about setting up your own studio.

Colette 03.09.11 at 12:04 pm

Thanks! When I am printing on the fabric, how tightly should it be stretched?

admin 03.09.11 at 1:08 pm

If you are printing swimsuit material you will be best off if you use an adhesive table and don’t pin it at all.

Amber 06.15.11 at 6:08 pm

Hi there – I’m so glad I found your site…it’s amazing! Because of it I’m switching to permaset aqua. I was wondering what extender you use? I can’t seem to find any permaset extender anywhere.

admin 06.15.11 at 6:28 pm

You can buy permaset extender base- it does exist. Go through Dick Blick and order form them. I believe there is a link on my page. At the moment Im not about ship the inks.

Amber 06.15.11 at 8:22 pm

Thank you so much for your quick response! I have one other question for you. I have small-to-medium quantities of my old ink remaining (also water-based and ready for printing — that is, no pigment mixing required). Would it be okay to mix the Permaset and my other brand for custom-shade mixing? I’d just hate to see my old stuff go to waste.

admin 06.15.11 at 8:34 pm

Sure- that’s not a problem.

Amber 06.15.11 at 8:38 pm

Again, thank you!! I just found your site today and I’ve found it to be incredibly helpful…even without my questions and your timely answers ;) But those are still so much appreciated.

Jodie Wilson 09.25.11 at 9:55 pm

Hi, am interested in using permaset on paper. and wanting to produce more transparent colors for layering. is this what print paste is good for. and extender, is this the same thing?

admin 09.26.11 at 5:53 am

YEs print paste and extender are the same thing. And you can use them to give your colours more transparency as well.

Brittany 12.17.12 at 12:27 pm

I just purchased some permaset ink and love it on fabric. I’m pretty new to printing and noticed that my ink for paper is much thicker than my fabric ink. Could I ever use these interchangeably? Should I have ink specific to paper and ink specific to fabric? If so, what is the best for paper?

admin 01.14.13 at 5:43 pm

You can use it on paper- but it will be much more transparent.

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