Written by Heather Bieber | Translated by Ehow Contributor
Screen-printing is becoming more accessible to crafters and artists with the manufacturing of home-based units. Plastisol and water-based inks are the two main types for textile printing, while solvent-based inks produce excellent posters and signs. Speciality inks add flare to any project. An additive applied to an ink base also creates different effects for screen-printing. Each has advantages and disadvantages. In addition, each has its own environmental implications, which call for consideration and adherence to local guidelines for clean up and disposal.