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We Tested. You Decide.

We had every color of our top selling solids, heathers, and triblends tested with three types of plastisol ink and a discharge base.
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
AQUA
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
ARMY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
ASPHALT
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
BABY BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
BERRY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
BLACK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
BURNT ORANGE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
CANVAS RED
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
CARDINAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
CHOCOLATE BROWN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
CORAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
DARK GREY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
DEEP TEAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
EVERGREEN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
FOREST
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
GOLD
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
KELLY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
LEAF
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
LIGHT BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
MAIZE YELLOW
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
MAROON
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
MINT
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
NATURAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
NAVY
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
NEON BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
OCEAN BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
OLIVE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
ORANGE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
PEBBLE BROWN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
PINK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
RED
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
RUST
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
SILVER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
SOFT CREAM
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
SOFT PINK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
STEEL BLUE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
TAN
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
TEAL
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
TEAM PURPLE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
TURQUOISE
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
VINTAGE BLACK
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
YELLOW
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*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 colors we recommend using a 50/50 or poly ink are solid black blend, yellow gold, and orange heather.

Heather Colors
Plastisol Recommendation
Discharge Grades
AQUA HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
ASH HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
ATHLETIC GREY HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
BLACK HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
BLUE HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
BROWN HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
CARDINAL HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
View Result
CLAY HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
COLUMBIA BLUE HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
DARK GREY HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
DEEP TEAL HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
FOREST HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
GREEN HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
ICE BLUE HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
MAROON HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
MIDNIGHT NAVY HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
MINT HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
OLIVE HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
ORANGE HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
PEACH HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
RASPBERRY HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
RED HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
SLATE HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
SOLID BLACK
Plastisol Rec.
Suggested LOW BLEED Poly Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
View Result
STONE HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
TEAM PURPLE HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
TRUE ROYAL HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
YELLOW GOLD HEATHER
Plastisol Rec.
Poly White Ink *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*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, so we recommend using a soft hand plastisol to complement the triblend fabric.

Triblend Colors
Plastisol Recommendation
Discharge Grades
AQUA TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
ATHLETIC GREY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
BERRY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
BLUE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly Ink *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
BROWN TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
CARDINAL TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
View Result
CHARCOAL BLACK TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
View Result
CLAY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
DENIM TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Suggested LOW BLEED 50/50 Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
EMERALD TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly Ink *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
View Result
GRASS GREEN TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
GREEN TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly Ink *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
GREY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
ICE BLUE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
MAROON TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
MAUVE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
MINT TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
NAVY TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
OATMEAL TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
PURPLE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
SEA GREEN TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
SOLID BLACK TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly Ink *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
View Result
SOLID RED TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly Ink *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
STEEL BLUE TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
TEAL TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
TRUE ROYAL TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*Unique Effect
View Result
WHITE FLECK TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Cotton Ink
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
N/A - Too Light
View Result
YELLOW GOLD TRIBLEND
Plastisol Rec.
Poly Ink *Grey barrier coat is recommended to avoid dye migration on all plastisol*
View Comparison
Discharge Grades
*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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