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We had every color of our top-selling solids, heathers and triblends tested with four types of inks: Cotton White, 50/50, Polyester, and Discharge. Check out the results below!

100% Airlume Combed and Ring-Spun Cotton

We recommend cotton ink for all our 100% cotton tees. We never over-dye our fabrics, which makes them perform well with discharge ink. Typically, it is not recommended to discharge on tricky colors that are found in the green and purple families.

Solid Colors
Plastisol Recommendation
Discharge Grades
ASPHALT
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
ARMY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
BABY BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
BERRY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
BLACK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
BURNT ORANGE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
CANVAS RED
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
CARDINAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
CHOCOLATE BROWN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
CORAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
DARK GREY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
DEEP TEAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
EVERGREEN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
FOREST
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
GOLD
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
KELLY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
LIGHT BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
MAIZE YELLOW
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
LEAF
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
MAROON
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
MINT
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
NATURAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
NAVY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
OCEAN BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
OLIVE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
ORANGE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
PEBBLE BROWN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
PINK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
RED
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
RUST
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
SILVER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
SOFT CREAM
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
SOFT PINK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
STEEL BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
TAN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
TEAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
TEAM PURPLE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
TURQUOISE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
VINTAGE BLACK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
YELLOW
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
*Testing and recommendations provided by The Ink Kitchen. There are always variables in screen printing, so please use this resource as a reference only, and not as a replacement for doing your own testing.

52% Airlume Combed and Ring-Spun Cotton, 48% Polyester

All our our Heather CVC colors work great with cotton ink, meaning even without a poly blocker there is virtually no dye migration. The only color we recommend using a 50/50 or poly ink is our solid black blend.

Heather Colors
Plastisol Recommendation
Discharge Grades
HEATHER CVC ASH
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC DARK GREY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC TEAM PURPLE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC BLACK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC AQUA
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
HEATHER CVC ATHLETIC GREY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC BROWN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC CARDINAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
HEATHER CVC CLAY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC COLUMBIA BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC DEEP TEAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
HEATHER CVC FOREST
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC GREEN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC ICE BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC MAROON
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
HEATHER CVC MINT
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC OLIVE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC ORANGE
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
Discharge Grades
B
HEATHER CVC PEACH
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
HEATHER CVC RASPBERRY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
HEATHER CVC RED
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
HEATHER CVC SLATE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC STONE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC TRUE ROYAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC MIDNIGHT NAVY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
A
HEATHER CVC YELLOW GOLD
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
Discharge Grades
C
HEATHER CVC SOLID BLACK
Plastisol Rec.
Low Bleed 50/50 or Poly White
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
*Testing and recommendations provided by The Ink Kitchen. There are always variables in screen printing, so please use this resource as a reference only, and not as a replacement for doing your own testing.

50% Polyester, 25% Airlume Combed and Ring-Spun Cotton, 25% Rayon

The majority of our triblends work well with a cotton ink. Our denim triblend is better with a 50/50 ink and there are a few tricky colors that we recommend using a grey barrier ink on the first pass then a 50/50 or poly ink on top. Discharge results on triblends vary because the poly and rayon don't take the discharge ink, however the soft-hand ink is a great compliment for the fabric.

Triblend Colors
Plastisol Recommendation
Discharge Grades
BLUE TRIBELND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
Discharge Grades
C
AQUA TRIBELND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
ATHLETIC GREY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
BERRY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
BROWN TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
CARDINAL TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
CHARCOAL BLACK TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
CLAY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
DENIM TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Suggested LOW BLEED 50/50 or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
EMERALD TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
GRASS GREEN TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
GREEN TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
Discharge Grades
C
GREY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
ICE BLUE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
MAROON TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
MAUVE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
MINT TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
NAVY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
OATMEAL TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
PURPLE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
SEA GREEN TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
SOLID BLACK TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
SOLID RED TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
Discharge Grades
C
STEEL BLUE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
B
TEAL TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
C
TRUE ROYAL TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
WHITE FLECK TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton White, 50/50, or Poly White
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
YELLOW GOLD TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
Discharge Grades
C
*Testing and recommendations provided by The Ink Kitchen. There are always variables in screen printing, so please use this resource as a reference only, and not as a replacement for doing your own testing.
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