Water-based Inks (Stock Ink Colors Available)
Water-based inks dye the fibers of the fabric or substrate with the pigment or dye in the ink. For clothing, this means a softer hand or "feel" on the garment. Our shop started with water-based inks and it is still our favorite option for most applications. If you are looking for a vintage look with a soft hand, this is the way to go.
Plastisol Inks (Stock Colors Available)
Plastisol is the ink of choice in most shops and we also recommend it as a lower-cost alternative for large orders of finished goods such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and tote bags. It has no solvent and is 100% solid. The ink binds or "cures" on the surface of the printed material. Plastisol is also necessary for most poly or technical-fiber apparel.
Discharge inks are water-based inks that use a discharge agent in the ink to remove the manufacturer's dye in the natural fibers of the garment before re-coloring it with the pigment in the ink. Discharge ink is recommended if you want no "feel" on the garment, and if you want a bright print on a dark garment. Because the discharge agent can only remove color in natural fibers, this process is more effective on shirts with natural fibers, such as cotton.
Foil stamping or "foiling" is a specialty printing process that uses heat, pressure, metal dies and foil film. The foil comes in rolls in a wide assortment of colors, finishes, and optical effects. Foils can be applied to technical fiber and natural fiber garments.
Posters & Paper Prints
Track Club Co prints posters for all types of events, including concerts, sporting events, and more. We can design your poster in-house or print your own design. We use the highest quality paper stock from French Paper, Neenah Paper, and other US based manufacturers. There are hundreds of color and weight options to choose from, and we are happy to help you with the decision-making process based on the look and message you want to convey in your poster project.
Unique job request aren't always the easiest, but they can be the most fun & rewarding. We want your odd jobs, so drop us a note with whatever request you have and we'll do everything we can to accommodate. Use our quote request form on the Contact page or give us a call at (612) 354-7047.