METALLIC TREND: Liquid Gold, Liquid Silver, Shimmer and Glitter Inks by Wilflex™

Metallics are back in a big way in the screen printing industry, with advances in design techniques and specialised inks, thus allowing for more metallic looks which were traditionally achieved only by foil printing, using these innovative products can make your fabrics shine (literally!)

Shimmering fabrics are all the rage this season, with metallics all around, there’s no need to save your flashy fashion statements until after dark. Many printed fabrics use metallic ink to add more pizazz to a theme or a design.

Wilflex™ Metallics, Shimmers and Glitter inks are non-phthalate plastisol screen-printing inks for apparel. These inks have been specially formulated to provide textile printers with the same application parameters as conventional plastisol ink systems. Using our standard Shimmers and metallics which can be personalised with Wilflex pigment concentrates, you can create custom colour.

Want your fabrics to Shine?

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Colenso Screen Services Ltd on 01928 701356 or email

Does your colour mixing system produce prints to look this good?

This vibrant and opaque print, has been produced using our NEW Wilflex Epic Rio opaque pantone colour mixing system. This print was printed today through 100-40 mesh wet on wet using 5 colours.


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Take the Fluff out of your Flock


Epic Plush Base

Wilflex™ Epic Plush Base is a non-phthalate ink specially formulated to create soft fashion textures that simulate chenille, velvet, flock, suede and textured fabric finishes.

Various textured and embossed surfaces can be produced by adjusting ink deposit and cure temperatures.

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Colenso Screen Services Ltd on 01928 701356 or email

New Wilflex One Non-PVC Plastisol Inks

Wilflex™ One is the latest innovation for printers and brand owners seeking non-PVC plastisol inks that perform to the most rigorous testing and aesthetic requirements in the market today. Offering ease of printing like a traditional plastisol ink coupled with the peace of mind that Wilflex One has been formulated without PVC and complies with most major brand’s restricted substance lists (RSL). Designed for high-speed production, Wilflex One is ready for any size production run, even under the hottest processing conditions. With a wide range of print applications and design capabilities, Wilflex One delivers a complete solution to the printer seeking a non-PVC premium system.

We’ve taken the guess-work out of choosing the correct white ink with Wilflex One. The Wilflex One Cotton White and Low Bleed White are both easy to print and can be used as a first down, stand alone or hi-light white. Get the same quality print with both whites and make your choice depending on the fabric your printing. These whites quickly stack in a few strokes while keeping sharp line details, perfect for high production printing. Opacity, optical brightness and premium feel are standard with Wilflex One white inks.

  • 11650W1W Wilflex One Cotton White – premium white for 100% cotton fabrics
  • 11655W1W Wilflex One Low Bleed White – premium white for moderate bleeding blends

The Wilflex One Underbase Gray has high-performance bleed resistance properties to prevent dye migration and excellent fiber matte down to achieve a smooth first down surface with minimal ink deposit. The gray colour provides a good neutral foundation to aide subsequent layers in quickly achieving opacity for an overall efficient process.

  • 10645W1UBG Wilflex One Underbase Gray – high-performance bleed resistance properties with excellent fiber matte down. Get a smooth under base surface in fewer strokes.

The Wilflex One MX Colour mixing system offers the most extensive colour range to meet today’s ever-changing market trends. Expect nothing but exceptional colour and durability from Wilflex One. Using the latest pigment technology, matching colours becomes quicker, easier and more accurate than ever before. With 17 MX colorants, Wilflex One covers the colour spectrum to match any custom or brand colour.

These inks are creamy right out of the bucket and stay consistent throughout the production run. The MX colours are balanced for opacity and accuracy to optimize performance on press while giving colour vibrancy that the consumer demands.

Wilflex One Clear is a versatile clear used to enhance the look and feel of any print. Its deep gloss is perfect for topcoat clear applications.

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White Ink Tips

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Creating a smooth print

To create a softer surface, many textile manufacturers are brushing fibers. On fibrous materials, use a smoothing screen to “iron-out” and lay down the fabrics. Any screen can be used that has no open area and can be printed on with any base or clear using a moderate pressure. No ink is applied to the fabric, but this step lays down fibers and creates a smoother surface, eliminating the need for an extra print stroke.

Creating a softer white print

If there is space on the carousel, increase the mesh count for the first white and consider using a highlight white as the last color. Thinner layers make the print much softer. Often, a white–flash–white–flash print order using a finer mesh has dramatic impact on the softness of the print and keeps the opacity of the colours.

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Colenso Screen Services Ltd on 01928 701356 or email

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