BX Merchandise – Eco Friendly Printing Methods

We all try to do our bit to making the world we live in a better place. Environmental issues are now more important than ever, and at BX Merchandise we are determined to do our part. In order to provide you with the complete eco-friendly merchandise package, we can also offer to brand your merchandise using a variety of alternative methods to minimise the environmental impact.

WATER BASED INKS

Water based ink screen printing contains neither PVC nor phthalates making them an environmentally friendly choice. Water based ink ingredients are non-toxic, lead-free and do not contain any heavy metals. As such, they are safe for use on infant clothing, underwear and swimsuits.

Unlike plastisols, water based inks contain no ozone-depleting chemicals such as CFC's and HCFC's, aromatic hydrocarbons or any volatile solvents. Best of all, instead of dangerous solvents, water based inks wash out easily and safely with water.

We presently use a discharge system for light colours onto dark t-shirts. All water based printing is ironable, soft to touch, and breathable.

TRANSFER PRINTS

Transfer printing is a useful branding method if your logo or design is complex or requires photographic quality reproduction and has the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.

Our "Green" transfers are available for use on wide variety of products and garments, including low temperature transfers for fabrics like Nylon, or pastel colours that are not very heat tolerant.

By going for the water-based or transfer printing methods, you can avoid the use of the solvents traditionally used in screen printing. Our PVC and Phthalate-free transfers are also lead and other heavy metals free, to comply with the EN71-3: 1995 Toy Safety Standards.