Yes, you screenprint with it.
It's basically an agent that you add to a plastisol or waterbased base (the latter making more sense if you want to get the full benefit) that discharges the dye in the shirt.
The effect is essentially like bleach, without the nasty side effects (in other words it removes the dye from the fabric, without eating away at the fabric itself -- although from what I understand the dye isn't technically removed... but it certainly looks that way).
If you print without added dyes (i.e. just discharge in base) then you can basically 'bleach' your print into the shirt fabric. If you add dyes, it makes for a normal print with a very soft hand.
It's particularly useful if you want to get a waterbased print on dark fabric.
You have to use discharge base and add the activator to it shortly before beginning printing. It has about an 8 hour life but will last longer if it is kept cool.Oh so basically I can take WB ink, add the stuff to make it "discharge" or just buy it already mixed or whatever?
And then when it goes on the fabric, it takes the shirt color and replaces it with the ink color, like the shirt fabric was made that way?
And u can't feel it right?
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Shirts typically discharge to the base colour of the cotton. Often with darker shirts that will mean a tan-like colour - that's unbleached cotton. Whereas lighter coloured shirts are dyed on bleached cotton (i.e. white shirts) to get the right colour.Black shirts discharge to a tan color, so bright colored dyes will look more muted.