How well does ink penetrate through each fabric?

In an ideal world, every printed fabric would look the exact same on the front and back. However, in reality there are a number of factors that determine how well a pattern or color "penetrates" through a given fabric/material.

Things like ink quality, print process technology, color profiling, and fabric qualities such as thickness, weave, and yarn type, all play a part. 

To give you an idea of how well ink will penetrate through each of our OutdoorINK print fabrics/materials, check out the example pics below. These pics simultaneously show the FRONT and BACK side of each material for the same print (PANTONE color 7716 C). 

As we add additional print materials throughout 2018, we'll update this article with additional comparison pics. 


MEMBRANE 15 polyester taffeta


1.0 oz Noseeum Mesh


1.1 oz Silpoly


1.6 HyperD


1.7 oz Pocket Mesh


1.9 oz Ripstop Polyester


1.9 oz Silpoly


3.3 oz Ventek 30 WPB


HyperD 300



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  • Sorry, but I don't trust the pictures to be prints on real fabric! To me it looks like photoshopped text on pictures of different fabrics... why the print doesn't transfer the '1.0 oz Noseeum Mesh' fabric? And: on other pictures You can see through the fabric the print of 'PANTONE xxxx x.xx'-text but nothing (at least a shadow of) of the 'Front' 'Back'-print..?
    I'm just wondering... was it to much work to make a real test? Normally on waterproof and intransparent fabric You don't will see anything on the other side... am I wrong?
    So, excuse my critisism... but I even don't trust Your president nor the politics of my country... ;-P ... it's all about money, isn't it? So I stay carefully what I see and what I hear and... follow my nose... ;-P
    Friendly greets from Schwiiz

  • ... do You have smellable pics?

    Sorry... bye!

  • Hi Rob! The “FRONT” and “BACK” text shown on each picture is simply a label added in photo software to denote which side you’re looking at. That’s why these labelsappear the same on all fabrics.

    Sorry for any confusion there and let us know if we can help with anything else!

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