I was recently looking for silk screeners who focused on discharge, but was turn on to the Chino base process. The word Chino was tossed around before, but I finally decided to get it done and I was impressed. It was really close to a waterbase look and inexpensive on short runs.


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  • sonar

    looks really awesome
  • TheUTee

    looking good so far
  • lazyeye

    So what do they do? Do they add it to the inks to give the plastisol a soft hand or are they using it as an underbase for color?
  • Jd

    "Chino Base allows you to produce extremely soft Sepia Tone or
    Tone-on-Tone prints. Chino Base can be colored to your
    specifications by mixing up to 30% Color Boosters with 70% Chino
    Base. Print Chino Base as a stand alone on dark garments to produce
    that “Tone-on-Tone” look with a very soft hand. A variety of
    subdued looks can be printed with this new product." - Them
  • Obscure

    I've done a load of discharge printing. Is this chino base thing just basically a White that doesn't look quite White? Cos that pretty much happens with all discharge whites on black unless it's super White. Plazcharge is pretty nice to print with and feels like there isn't even a print.
  • Jd

    I tried to look it up, but I will ask my printer.
  • OmegaMan

    lookin good there, yeah.
  • Will Petersen

    It's an additive/base that you add/mix with plastisol to make it similar to waterbased ink (soft). We used to use Rutland inks & Chino additive/base. It doesn't have discharge properties, so you'd have to print a discharge base, with based down plastisol on top if you wanted a soft hand on dark shirts, it isn't opaque at all.
  • lazyeye

    Will Petersen said:It's an additive/base that you add/mix with plastisol to make it similar to waterbased ink (soft). We used to use Rutland inks & Chino additive/base. It doesn't have dischargeable properties, so you'd have to print a discharge base, with based down plastisol on top if you wanted a soft hand on dark shirts, it isn't opaque at all.



    Thanks dude! I'm understand it a bit more.. My next question might be, why would you want to do this?
  • Will Petersen

    lazyeye said:
    Will Petersen said:It's an additive/base that you add/mix with plastisol to make it similar to waterbased ink (soft). We used to use Rutland inks & Chino additive/base. It doesn't have dischargeable properties, so you'd have to print a discharge base, with based down plastisol on top if you wanted a soft hand on dark shirts, it isn't opaque at all.



    Thanks dude! I'm understand it a bit more.. My next question might be, why would you want to do this?

    Well, plastisol ink is easier to print with than waterbased, as it doesn't air dry so you don't have the problem of ink drying & blocking the screen or ink wastage after a print run. Plastisol ink stays wet & doesn't dry up as it's oil based. If you can achieve a similar finish to waterbased, with plastisol inks, without the wastage & other problems, then why not?
  • lazyeye

    Will Petersen said:
    lazyeye said:
    Will Petersen said:It's an additive/base that you add/mix with plastisol to make it similar to waterbased ink (soft). We used to use Rutland inks & Chino additive/base. It doesn't have dischargeable properties, so you'd have to print a discharge base, with based down plastisol on top if you wanted a soft hand on dark shirts, it isn't opaque at all.



    Thanks dude! I'm understand it a bit more.. My next question might be, why would you want to do this?

    Well, plastisol ink is easier to print with than waterbased, as it doesn't air dry so you don't have the problem of ink drying & blocking the screen or ink wastage after a print run. Plastisol ink stays wet & doesn't dry up as it's oil based. If you can achieve a similar finish to waterbased, with plastisol inks, without the wastage & other problems, then why not?

    Well, I'm sold. One of my favorite shirts was a Dekay shirt with Brandon Heart's design on it. I'm pretty sure it had to be discharge underbase or water based inks. It's still vibrant and has absolutely no hand, which I love. Thanks for taking the time to explain it.
  • Jd

    Lazyeye....I was completely blown away when my shirts arrived...the fact that stay bright after a wash was amazing

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