Screen Printing Effects

Accentuate your designs with any special effects inks and applications.

Whether your adding lifelike textures with a High Density Ink or giving your image a reflective quality with foil transfer, these effects will add value and distinction to your next project. Looking for something more standard? Check out our Screen Printing Inks


Natural Discharge

This printing is done with discharge agents on 100% Cotton garments, adding heat for a chemical reaction creating an off-white or bleached-out natural color. The final result is a graphic area entirely void of ink, the softest touch possible.

  • Expect variation in color on the final print. 
  • Some garment colors react better than others.
  • Softest ink option for Black or Dark garments. 
  • Need a specific shade of off-white? Choose Soft Vibrant and we will match to the print file with the closest ink option.
Questions on your garment color choice? Contact your Account Manager to discuss more in depth. 

How to Order
  • Select "Add Speciality Print Effect" on any product page configuration.
  • Choose "Natural Discharge" from the dropdown.

Foil Transfers

Add shine to your design with colored foil transfers! Utilize one of our eye-catching foil colors to create a polished, mirror-like finish that will reflect light and make your graphic radiate like the sun. The result is a finish that is sure to make you break out your shades to keep the glare out of your eyes.

  • Combines printed adhesive and heat-transferred foil leaf. 
  • Due to the process, other inks in design must be soft inks.
  • Work best with solid, bold graphic areas.
  • Cannot be used for halftone images.
  • Cannot be used on graphics with fine details.
  • Limited to one foil color per print location.
  • Extend the foil life by washing inside-out in cold water and hang to dry.

How To Order

  • Select "Add Speciality Print Effect" on any product page configuration.
  • Choose "Foil" from the dropdown.

Metallic Inks

Go heavy and drop some metal into your design. Metallic Inks give you a subtle, unfinished sheen without the polished reflective shine of foil. Available in 14 different colors.

Metallic Ink Colors

  • Pantone 871 C - Gold
  • Pantone 877 C - Silver

How To Order

  • Select "Add Speciality Print Effect" on any product page configuration.
  • Choose "Metallic Ink" from the dropdown.
  • Pick your ink from the dropdown options.

Puff Inks 

Stay puffed! Evoke 80's nostalgia or create a throwback look to your raglan or trucker cap with Puff Inks. This effect is created by adding a puff additive to standard Plastisol Inks, making them rise like a freshly baked loaf of bread.
  • Soft marshmallow-like quality.
  • Available in any color in the Pantone Matching System (PMS) Solid Color Guide.
  • Don't have a PMS color? We can match files to the closest option. 
  • Combo with Traditional Inks in the same color and a different screen to create texture with one area.

How To Order

  • Select "Add Speciality Print Effect" on any product page configuration.
  • Choose "Puff Ink" from the dropdown.

Glitter Printing

Add some sparkle to your print with our Glitter Inks. We add glitter to the plastisol ink base creating a print will sparkle all over.

How To Order

  • Select "Add Speciality Print Effect" on any product page configuration.
  • Choose "Glitter Printing" from the dropdown.

Retro Effect 

Take it back a few decades to a previous generation and create a faux 70's glitter transfer. Same old-school look with an update in print quality detail and durability. Looks great on a Ringer or Raglan tee with a Retro print of your favorite childhood idol!

  • Combination of Glitter Ink & Clear Foil 

How To Order

  • Select "Add Speciality Print Effect" on any product page configuration.
  • Choose "Retro Effect" from the dropdown.

Glow in the Dark

Put the spotlight on your designs with Jakprints' own Glow in the Dark Ink!
  • Translucent ink best as an overprint with white or light-colored inks.
  • Applied to entire image or just a specified area.
  • Final print will have a slight green cast, due to phosphorescence nature of ink.
  • Pantone matching is not availble with this effect.

How To Order

  • Select "Add Speciality Print Effect" on any product page configuration.
  • Choose "Glow in the Dark" from the dropdown.



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