The right ink not only enhances your design, it sets the stage for your other embellishments. Melmarc offers the following types of inks that can be applied in a wide range of embellishments.

Foil is a metallic acrylic that is extruded on to a plastic carrier sheet and transferred over a adhesive.

Art Requirements:

Halftone: Solid / No mesh
Line Weight: 2pt min
Print Size: 13″ x 18″ max


Applicable Garments:
Weight: 2.25 oz min – 10 oz max
Melmarc recommends using 100% cotton garments or cotton/poly blends.

Wash Requirements:
For best results, garment should be washed inside out on gentle cycle, tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron embellishment.

Quality Concerns:
Foil cannot be applied to seams, collars, or fabrics containing nylon.
Pantone Colors cannot be matched. 1 color Min/ 2 Colors Max. For best results Foil impressions should be at least 1” apart from each other.

Foil will fade over time with multiple washes. Print colors over Foil can shift due to foil color under it making exact PMS matches difficult. Print over foil can shift slightly during print process creating a foil halo around edges.

Standard Foil Colors:




Iridescent Iridescent
Copper Copper

Specialty Foil Colors:

orangeNeon Orange

light orangeNeon Lt Orange
greenNeon Green
yellowNeon Yellow
pinkNeon Pink


Melmarc’s product development team is constantly researching the market for the latest trends to provide you with cutting edge techniques and options for your graphic t-shirt program. Give us a call to see how we can help you with your next project. 714-460-6600