matsui and rutland make a nice water bases . but it all comes down to preference of how and what you're trying to do.
Anyone know where I can get Magna discharge in the US? I am super new to screen printing and my supplier does not stock it. I am interested in formaldehyde free discharge and Magna is the only one that came up for me in a Google search.Yes, Magna's discharge are great, especially non formaldehyde range. Also they started production of new non drying in the screen opaques range.
Thanks Nomadic. I just tried my most recent order with permaset on charcoal gray....ink colors were scarlet red, black and white and it came out quite well. I did not need an under base although I had the first down white on hand. I am quite happy with the result. However, white was a pain to work with despite flooding and also misting regularly.I've only used Permaset but I really like their inks because I can print on dark garments with their supercover line and first down white. I prefer not to use discharge so this is the only option I've found for really great opacity. The downside to their supercover and inks is that you must be sure flood the screen between printing as well as mist the screen to keep it from drying.