Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Familiar colours...

It was back to the more familiar colours of yellow and grey today, with a little random orange and brown thrown in.




 Printing my triangle design in white on various coloured Konas had been on the To Do list for some time and was needed to be pushed up the pecking order with autumn/winter thoughts in mind.




 I love how the coloured fabrics have taken the white ink, altho when you compare the 2 ways below (white ink on coloured fabric or coloured ink on white fabric) I am not totally sure you can tell the difference with this design, can you?
What I think it does give me is the flexibility of colour. Paint colours are much more limiting than the huge array of choice of Kona solids, so printing in white ink does allow me to get the perfect colour. I mean who wants Tomato when you can get Tangerine? Seriously, who?

Being the impatient soul that I am I had to see if things would be any different when I made it up into products and again, I'm not totally convinced they are.


Along with the vast choice of colours with Kona, the other advantage of printing with white ink is I can print in lots of colours at once without having to wait for a screen to dry first. This has to be a big plus. 
So unless you have a huge problem with this set up, I think I will be printing with white ink for the foreseeable future.

9 comments:

Jane means said...

Gorgeous colours

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

genius! and plus this has to be so much more cost effective.. one ink -
wonderful wonderful! I can't wait to see what you do with this...

Cherie said...

Gosh I had to look a few times until it finally dawned on me what you meant by printing in white ink! It is a very effective look and it does give you a lot more range =D

Kylie Hunt said...

These look great! I have no idea why but I always seem to have difficulties printing with white and try to avoid it as much as I can ;) Lovely work Karen :) Kx

**nicke... said...

no one that is sane would want tomato over tangerine! no one! ;) xo

also, white ink, genius!

Nicky said...

I guess you are kicking yourself why you didn't think of this sooner ! I think it is brilliant - does this mean we can choose a Kona colour and ask for a screen print?? Makes it easier to find the solid to match too!

Charlotte said...

that's a great idea - you could also print to order for people if they have a particular colour in mind. I bet you thought of that already ;-)

Very Berry Handmade said...

Brilliant idea! It gives you so much flexibility... I love how those fabrics are looking.

Diana Toledano said...

I love this pattern! And the colors are gorgeous too! It's a bold combination.