Joyya's in-house printing team uses exclusively water-based inks for all of our screen printing. Most apparel decorators tend to use plastisol inks which, as the name indicates, include certain plastics in their composition. While plastisol inks are generally easier to use and are cheaper to print with, they do tend to have a bigger environmental footprint. Water-based inks tend to be better for the environment, especially since we are careful in avoiding using binders, catalysts and other additives that have their own ecological issues. Check out a list of the key chemicals used in our screen printing at the bottom of this article.
We don't want to pretend the trade-offs are straight-forward, and you'll find plenty of arguments for and against using plastisols among screen printers. We won't judge if you think your order is better off with traditional plastisol pigment. While we can't do those jobs in-house, our customer care team will work with you to get your product printed through one of our printing partners.
Our Printing Inks & Dyes:
Pigment: We use Pidilite's Texcron Aqueous Dispersion Pigments which are among the top water-based pigment systems used in India. You can check out a comprehensive list of Pidilite's water-based pigments here
Base: We use 2 different brands of base inks depending on the product and other order-specific requirements. Both providers are listed below.
We use Aquasol Aquaprene White/Clear SD from Balaji Chemicals
We use K2 White/Clear Inks from Zydex Industries