Puff print is a common print in Fashion Industry. Some time we can call it Emboss Print or foam print . It is almost similar to the rubber print we can make this print in any color. Mainly buyer asked this print on Knitted T-Shirt.
MD.AZMERI LATIF BEG
M. Sc in Textile Engineering
By this presentation we can know about
Puff Printing on Different Fabric.
Puff print is a common print in Fashion Industry.
Some time we can call it Emboss Print . It is almost
similar to the rubber print we can make this print
in any color. Mainly buyer asked this print on
The printing process is same as other serene print.
One of the original specialties affects in the world
of screen printing. Puff ink is a plastisol that has
been modified with the addition of a heat reactive
foaming agent. The ink expands when exposed to
high temperature heat as the garment is cured.
An additive to Plastisol inks which raises the print
off the garment, creating a 3D feel. In this method
when the paste is printed and dries it look like
normal printing garments but once it is cured the
prints gets raised from the surface of fabric.
Like this print we can make the Print screen at
We make rubber color as normal.
Mix an emboss or foaming color with the
Then print on the garments with following color
mixer like as normal rubber print.
Then we dry the print area by using heat. This is
the turning point of this print. Because after
getting the heat the print becomes puffed.
Normally we dry the print area by dryer for small
print. If the print area is larger then we heat press
the area with curing machine.
I advice all to use heat press machine instead of
hand dryer machine, because it will make the
And before heat press please adjust the
temperature and pressure of curing machine to
get the correct output. Less heat will give you a
less puff print. And excess heat can damage
your print area.
Cost of the print
Though, the exact idea regarding the price of
the print, need to contact factory with a print
art work. It may be one and half times more
costly than rubber print.
During a heat press please be careful regarding
the color of body fabric because the excessive
heat can affect on the color of body fabric
Jacquard Puff Additive is used to increase the relief of
prints on paper, fabric and other surfaces. Simply mix a
little of the additive into your Jacquard Screen Ink (up to
20%), print as usual and then apply heat to your print.
The microspheres in the Puff Additive expand with heat,
giving you a raised print only after heating. Once puffed,
the print is washfast and dry cleanable.
natural or synthetic fabric and paper, vinyl, metal and
4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSI1300)
8 fl oz/.24 L (Item JSI2300)
16 fl oz/.47 L (Item JSI3300)
1 qt/.95 L (Item JSIQ300)
1 gal/3.79 L (Item JSI4300)
And, during a heat press please be careful
regarding the color of the body fabric because
the excessive heat can affect on the color of
Excalibur 500 Series ink (Any Color)
Excalibur PF-97 Puff Additive
Foaming ink Brand Name: Batu (T & TB & TA)
Product name :
# T foaming paste
# TB high foaming paste
# TA higher foaming paste
It is suitable for cotton, cotton blended fabric printing.
Mixing Methods: (It is suitable for cotton,
cotton blended fabric printing.)
30% - 40% foam paste/Puff Adhesive + 60% - 70%
paste (500 Series ink ) mix Printing Blow Dry
- Air drying oven Temperature must be 130-150
Degree Celsius drying 3 minutes Completely
dry warm washing for 2 hours.
Use: Add to Jacquard Screen Ink (JSI) up to 20%
by weight. Mix thoroughly. Pot life of mixture is
indefinite. Apply heat to print and ink will puff
in all directions. For use on paper, fabric, and
Finish: Puff Additive has a matte finish and will
affect the semi-gloss finish of JSI in proportion to
the amount added.
Opacity: Puff Additive becomes opaque upon
expansion and will opacity JSI in proportion to
the amount added.
Mesh Count: 80-305/inch (32T-122T cm) or
according to ink specifications. JSI is
recommended with mesh counts 80-160/inch
Drying/Curing: While print is wet, heat the
entire ink deposit to 275˚F/135˚C using a hot air
gun or oven to puff. Do not overheat. For best
results, allow ink to air cure 72 hours once puffed
Cleanup: Cleans up with water or mild
Caution: Always test this product for washability
and durability prior to production.
110 Mesh with a 16% Emulsion of Mesh (EOM)
deposit. The goal is to achieve a heavier ink
deposit, so we use a thicker stencil.
You can use meshes ranging from 80-160/inch
(32T-64T cm), depending on the detail in your
artwork. Keep in mind the puff will cause the
ink to expand, so your edge definition may not
be the same as you are used to.
Flood the stencil with ink and print stroke (multiple
strokes can be used to ensure thick deposit). A print-
flash-print (PFP) technique, simply flashing the ink
and printing the same screen again, can be used to
achieve a higher, “stacked” puff effect.
We recommend keeping puff areas small and
incorporating negative (non-printing) space to make
the texture noticeable without feeling too heavy on
the shirt. If you decide to go against our better advice
and print a large puff area, you might consider
printing large dots or a line pattern spaced closely
together. This will result in a more even looking puff
Difference between High density print and puff print
High density screen printing at first glance seems to be some sort
of high-quality puff print. Actually, the high density inks are not
puff inks at all. In high density print Rubber or plastic sold is used
as a paste. Screen applies many times on a same design. If it
may be thick around 5-6mm then apply high density sticker. High
Density is a popular special effect that rises straight up off the shirt
and has a hard rubbery feel with sharp edges. A High density print
has slight glossy finish. On the other side puff print rubber and puff
chemical used combined. The puff ink expands when exposed to
high temperature heat as the garment is cured. When the puff inks
which raises the print off the garment, creating a 3D feel. In this
method when the paste is printed and dries it look like normal
printing garments but once it is cured the prints gets raised from
the surface of fabric. Sometimes it called emboss print or foam