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Waterbased Ink

Waterbased Ink

Permaset Water-based Inks

Permaset Aqua
fabric printing ink is the perfect solution to create your textile artwork. A complete range of water-based inks including metallic and fluorescent colours ensures your creativity is unlimited.

Water-based inks do not contain PVC or phthalates, are much more environmentally friendly and equipment can be easily cleaned up with water. Permaset Aqua fabric printing inks do not contain any toxic chemicals at all. It is formulated free from lead and other heavy metals and passed the Oekotex Class 1 standard with 60% to spare. It is safe to use on baby clothes under 2 years, underwear and swimwear.

Permaset Aqua textile printing inks do not contain ozone-depleting chemicals such as CFC’s and HCFC’s, aromatic hydrocarbons or any volatile solvents. And you don’t need solvents to clean the screens down after they’ve been used – you can clean them with water.

Most screen printing companies were using Plastisol inks as water-based inks can be difficult to use due to air drying and usually, they are not as durable and opaque as Plastisol inks.

Permaset Aqua textile printing inks were developed with this in mind. They are highly durable to wash, rub and dry-clean, together with intense pigment colour for excellent coverage, opacity and colour brightness. The ink colours have light-fastness ratings of at least 6/8 on the Blue Wool scale – in fact most of the colours received ratings of 8/8.

The Permaset Aqua range delivers benefits including being environmentally friendly, soft to the touch, exceptionally durable and in the case of Super Covers, excellent opacity in a range of colours.


  • There is the Standard Range for printing on light coloured fabrics.
  • The Supercover Range is specifically designed to provide excellent coverage and opacity on dark fabrics.
  • The Permatone Range is a colour management set designed for colour matching. You can mix these inks together to produce facsimiles of 950 PMS colours.
  • The Permaprint Premium Range which are water-based inks formulated for use in poster printing, hand printed wallpaper and art reproduction, through to stickers, posters and backlit displays.

Permaset Accessories

TABLE ADHESIVE:Designed to hold the fabric in position during printing.
PHOSPHORESCENT GREEN:Enables glow in the dark effects.
PERMA PUFF:Heat activated 3D effect. Can be used with standard colours or with pigment concentrates.
PRINT PASTES:Available in regular Aqua and Supercover. Uncoloured bases for achieving a more transparent shade or for mixing your own colours using Permaset Pigment Concentrates.
PERMASET PIGMENT CONCENTRATES:Pure pigment dispersions, typically used by professional printers in blends with Print Pastes to colour match. Not available in all markets


STANDARD WHITE is formulated with significantly higher levels of titanium dioxide pigment and delivers much better opacity. However, there is a slight trade- off with softness of handle.

SUPERCOVER WHITE is our premium opaque white. It has the highest levels of titanium dioxide pigment and binder for use on dark coloured fabrics. Excellent opacity in a water-based ink!

FIRST DOWN WHITE is used as an under-base or flash white by Trade printers who wish to print on dark fabrics but use regular Aqua colours to retain their superior softness and vibrancy. Normally used only with multi-station print facilities.

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