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Hello,

Can anybody give me some advice with regards to printing on both tea towels and pillowcases? I am looking for soft feel inks? Any advice would be most grateful.

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we have been making our own pillowcases out of sublimations shirts ( that were ruined) we cut out the good parts and sew them together and make sublimation pillow cases.
 

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What kind of advice are you looking for, specifically? If you're screenprinting, use waterbased inks. Print them like you would anything else. There's nothing to it.
 

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thanks solmu, yeah i was wondering what the best type of inks to use were. i want to achieve a good print with soft finish. any advice would be most appreciated.
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For such a high contact item it's absolutely no contest - definitely waterbased ink. It'll not only feel better, it'll wear better.
 

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Apparently if you are looking for tea towels or beach size towels which have print all over then they use some kind of waterbased ink in a rotary machine. I have use this company for Personalised Towels and they give a good explanation of how this works. For smaller runs you can use screen, heat transfer but NOT sublimation since all the towels I have seen are 100% cotton and you cannot print on that using sublimation method
 

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For smaller runs you can use screen, heat transfer but NOT sublimation since all the towels I have seen are 100% cotton and you cannot print on that using sublimation method
We print on hand, bath, beach and sports towels using dye-sublimation a lot - and it looks stunning! The towels are 100% cotton, but they have a 10 cm wide imprintable polyester panel. Great for anything from panoramic photos to kids designs to promotions and branding.
 
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