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.

Solar inks are sensitive to light. Solar inks go on clear and burst into rainbow brights when exposed to sunlight. Rich with color and pigment, they’re striking on dark and black t-shirts.
solar ink

Art Requirements:
Halftone: 25 lpi
Line Weight: 2pt min
Print Size: 17″ x 23″ max
6 Solar ink colors max
Applicable Garments:
Weight: 2.25 oz min – 6 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:
Solar ink cannot be applied to seams, or collars.
Due to the nature of Solar ink, exact PMS matches are not possible.
Dark garments: Solar ink must be printed over other colors. The color under the Solar inks must be a light shade to minimize the effect they have on the Solar colors printed over them.
Solar colors that contain blue pigment have a pale green appearance when printed. Water Base and discharge can see color variance due to the garment dye process.
Solar Colors:

Light BlueLight Blue
Light PurpleLight Purple
Dark Purple Dark Purple


Light OrangeLight Orange
Light PeachLight Peach


Light GreenLight Green
Dark GreenDark Green
Light BrownLight Brown



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