Ink Techniques and Shirt Printing Los Angeles

Discovertee is the top choice for shirt printing in LA. Learn about the ink techniques we have to offer. Choose from metallic, foil, and more.

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We Offer a Variety of Ink Techniques
for Shirt Printing in LA

At The Discovertee, we know how everyone has different needs when looking for
quality LA shirt printing. That’s why we offer a variety of ink techniques to fit
what you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking for a metallic, foil, or something
a bit more special, Discovertee will work with you to create your own designs
utilize all the wondrous special effects we have to offer.

Full-Service LA Shirt Ink Techniques

Water Base Ink Techniques

Water Base

An eco-friendly option, water base designs are also water-soluble. The ink we use will absorb into the fibers of the shirt or other type of garment, making it soft to the touch. These types of inks are also considered a desirable and premium option when you’re trying to achieve a more high-end look.

Plastisol Ink Ink Techniques


This is one of the most common types of inks used in LA shirt printing. The ink will sit on top of the fibers, giving the image or text high durability and superior color saturation.

Discharge Ink Techniques


Another water-based product, discharge ink is created by adding an activator to whatever ink you use to remove the dye from the shirt’s fabric. This works great on 100% cotton and is an ideal choice for dark-colored garments.

metallic ink screen printing


Small particles are infused into metallic inks, creating a sparkling, shimmer look. If you want to create a glitter or foil imitation, this is the option for you.

Soft Hand Plastisol

Soft Hand Plastisol

With this option, we mix an additive into plastisol ink in order to soft in. This results in the shirt being soft to the touch. This is the perfect option if you’re looking to create a vintage or distressed look.

Foil Print Technique for Silk Screen


To achieve a foil printing design, we utilize a reflective mirror-like technique. We apply it by printing an adhesive coat onto the garment, then sealing the area with heat and a sheet of foil.

Clear Gel

Clear Gel

This option uses a plastisol-based gel, which gives the printing a wet and glossy look. For cool effects and watermarks, we incorporate clear gel.

Puff Ink Screen Printing

Puff Ink

Another plastisol-based ink, puff raises above the surface of the garment and adds texture and density to the print. It gives it a 3D-like quality.

Glow In The Dark Ink

Glow in the Dark

What more can we say here? Jazz up your shirt designs with glow-in-the-dark printing. They’re the perfect option if you’re hosting an event that happens at night or indoors with the lights out.

Why Choose Discovertee

Discovertee is a family-owned and operated based in the LA area. It’s run by a team of industry professionals who have over 35 years of experience with design and printing. With the latest knowledge on the newest technology and trends, Discovertee continually delivers exceptional products that wow all of our clients.

Contact Discovertee for Your LA Shirt Printing Needs

Whatever your design vision is for your shirts or other types of garments, Discovertee has an ink technique for you. We'll work with you to create a custom design that you'll be pleased with.

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