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Today we wanted to go over a decoration technique that will light up your designs - glow in the dark ink!
First, we'll start off with answering the main mystery: how do glow in the dark inks work? Glow in the dark inks work because of substances called phosphors. These phosphors absorb light from the sun or high powered lights and then they emit the light. The glow is most visible in the absence of other light, hence why it really pops in a dark room!
If you're thinking about creating a design with glow in the dark ink, here are a few things to consider:
- Glow in the dark ink will add a slight green or blue tint to the areas of the design when the ink isn't active. It will still look great on your design, but just know that a true white isn't achievable with glow-in-the-dark ink.
- We recommend using glow in the dark ink in specific areas of your design. This will create a unique look that will really stand out from the plastisol ink used throughout the rest of the design! Check out this awesome design below that our in-house art team created!
- You can place a glow in the dark ink over another plastisol ink or on it's own. If you place the glow in the dark ink over another plastisol color, it will be a nice surprise for your customers when they enter a dark room or a nighttime event (i.e. the jack-o-lantern's teeth below)! If you use the glow in the dark gel on it's own, it will appear as a slightly shinier area of the design in normal lighting conditions. Once your customers hit a darker area, those spots that received the glow in the dark ink will appear as a big surprise (i.e. the ghosts behind the text of the back print below)!
Glow in the dark is a unique way to capture your audience's attention. Every brand can find a way to incorporate glow in the dark into a few of their designs! If you're interested in getting a quote for a glow in the dark design or would like more information, reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org today!
A special shoutout to Foolish Mortal Supply Co. for being an awesome customer, creating some incredible artwork and using glow in the dark inks in a fun way!
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