Water Based Screen Inks


Permaset Aqua is a revolution in textile screen printing
inks. Based on carefully selected pigments and the latest
advances in polymer technology.

Permaset Aqua includes both Permatone (transparent,
mixing system) and SuperCover (opaque) ranges together
with 4 Metallic and 4 Process colours (CMYK) and a range
of ancilliaries. Each range includes 8 “Glow” fluorescent


Benefits of Permaset


There are numerous great benefits to using Permaset
water-based textile and graphic inks. Due to the lack of chemicals
used in the ink, they are far better for the environment. They are
also free from heavy metals and lead, therefore they are neither
toxic to humans nor the environment. These inks can be used for
printing on clothing for babies, highlighting the safety of this
specific water-based ink.

The Permaset water-based inks that are available at
Steve Wood Services are both durable and versatile and can be
both washed and dry-cleaned without issue. This durability combined
with the more environmentally friendly nature of the ink makes it a
very popular choice amongst our clients.

At Steve Wood Services we have more than 25 years of experience in
providing a reliable and professional service for any of your
water-based screen printing ink needs. Over the years we have
built a great reputation amongst our customers as we continue
to improve our services even further. Based in York, Steve Wood Limited
provides efficient services, expert advice and competitive prices
for any of your Permaset water-based ink needs across the UK.


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Permatone is a water-based 100% solvent free textile ink,

designed for direct wet-on-wet printing on a wide range of
natural and synthetic fabrics. Heat cured, the unique formula
offers an unsurpassed balance of colour brightness, softness
and durability to wash, rub and dry-clean, eliminating the
need for additives. Permatone also has excellent screen
stability allowing exceptional screen open time.

Permatone is a colour management set designed for

colour matching. The system can produce facsimiles of
937 PMS colours.
As a water-based product, equipment is easily cleaned
with water. After heat fixing, prints exhibit excellent wash,
rub and dry-clean resistance.


SuperCover colours are specifically designed to provide

excellent coverage and opacity on dark fabrics.
With 50 years of manufacturing experience, Permaset
is recognised by both the fine artist and professional
printing trade as the premier product amongst textile
screen printing inks

Permaset Aqua breaks new ground; a water

based ink that offers superior performance and eliminates
the historical trade-off between printability performance
on the screen and post-production performance of the
finished garment including user comfort and safety and
environmental sustainability.
This 100% solvent free range is environmentally friendly.
The pigments provide intense, vibrant colour, rich in
coverage and deliver exceptional colour yield. The unique
polymer binding the pigment to the fabric delivers
exceptionally soft handle and yet shows excellent
resistance to damage by rub, wash and drycleaning, all
without the need for additives. Ideal for use on a full
range of fabrics including Cotton, Polyester, Silk and most
synthetics. Permaset Aqua is also low in odour and can easily
be cleaned up with water when wet..


Permaset Aqua Permatone inks, FD White, and Process Inks, now approved by Soil Association as non-organic addition to organic products (GOTS Certified)


Also Available;

Permaset Retarder G: To slow drying in screen

Permaset Table Adhesive: Holds prints in place for multicolour prints


Get In Touch

To find out more about our Permaset water-based screen printing inks get in touch
with our team today. Call us on 01423 358 989, send an email to,
or send a message via our online contact form.


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Permaprint Premium

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Permaprint Premium is a waterbased screen printing ink that is formulated to provide excellent adhesion on a wide range of substrates. It exhibits exceptional water resistance once dried. This makes it a highly versatile multipurpose screen printing ink that is safe for the printer and friendly to the environment.

Permaprint Premium inks are 100% solvent free, so equipment can be easily cleaned with water and solvent fumes are eliminated.

Suitable Substrates

Permaprint Premium inks are suited to printing on sealed paper, cardboard, tyvek, polyesters (mylar), polycarbonates (lexan), some coated metals and poly-styrene. Care should be taken with some vinyls as plasticizer migration may soften the ink over time. Care should also be taken with some uncoated papers as cockling may occur


Colour Range

9 Standard Colours plus Standard + Opaque Whites, Black Extender, Clear, and Matting Agent.


Process set (CMY+K),

8 Glow

4 Pearl Colours


Permaset Aqua

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