May '14

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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20 1 4 M ay Printwear | 87 Ink techs prefer to use products that are easy to mix (in terms of stirring or color match- ing) with minimal components or additives. 5 Points of Performance Look for the following characteris- tics when selecting any ink. 1. Aesthetics: The final look and feel on the garment 2. Regulatory/Compliance: Meets all regulatory and customers' raw material requirements 3. Performance in the Bucket: Stability, ease of mix, ease of storage 4. Performance in the Screen: Production ease and speed 5. Performance on the Garment: Wash requirements In addition to the five perfor- mance points for evaluating the ink, printers should also consider… • Technical Support: Is help readily available? • Supply Chain: Is distribution and/or delivery reliable? PW_MAY14.indd 87 4/17/14 1:03 PM

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