Discharge Printing

dischargeDischarge is a waterbased ink that deactivates the dye in fabric under heat and allows the fabric to return to its natural appearance. Dye pigments can be added to discharge ink which then allow the fabric to be re-dyed as the original dye is deactivated. The end result is an ultra-soft print with a vintage, soft look.

  • Discharge ink works best on 100% cotton garments.
  • Poly-Cotton blends yield muted colors.
  • Garment colors in the cobalt blue family do not discharge well. Those colors include Kelly Green, Royal Blue and Purple. Discharging these garment colors is not recommended.

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