Special Effects Inks
As mentioned before, there are effects additives you can add to plastisol inks, but special effect inks that are manufactured and good to go usually achieve better results. of all the ones available of the Tshirt Screenprinting Inks available, here are some of the most popular: Gold and silver metallic inks, Glitter, Reflective, Glow in the Dark, and Puff inks. Puff was extremely popular in the 80’s and 90’s. There is another one i love but has never seemed to catch on: Suede. I like it because it achieves a suede feel, sometimes like worn leather.
Pros: If used properly, you can get some unique, cool effects.
Cons: the inks are long lasting, but eventually the effect lessens. For example, a puff ink will eventually go flat.