Still manufacturing eco-friendly screen printing inks and shipping worldwide

Baby romper printed with Permatone Soil Association approved inks on an organic cotton onesie by Tinker by Printink in Melbourne

Colormaker Industries, the Australian sustainable paint and ink manufacturer based on the northern beaches of Sydney, remains open and operational. Colormaker is the manufacturer of the PERMASET eco-friendly water-based range of screen printing inks.

Colormaker Industries’ MD David Stuart said: “We remain open and operational in Sydney throughout these uncertain times at least until Australian authorities advise us otherwise.

“We have taken the precautions of social distancing, using hand sanitiser and wearing face masks in the daily operations of our business, and extra cleaning during and at the end of each shift. Colormaker is still manufacturing Permaset, Permatone and Permaprint Premium inks and distributing to our worldwide network of resellers.”

Soil Association approved ink system the Permatone range of inks and Permaset Process Colours have been granted approval of the Soil Association of the UK, having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing. These inks are 100% solvent free, yet still deliver really pure, vibrant colour, an exceptionally superior soft handle and excellent wash and dry-clean durability. This is the first range of textile inks from outside the UK to obtain this approval.

Permatone inks are a water-based colour-matching ink system which is made up of 12 bases. These include nine colours plus black, white and Extender (Print Paste) which can be mixed to match over 1,869 colours. They are excellent for matching corporate colours. Screen printers choose Permatone inks when printing organic T shirts and fabrics, babywear, swimwear, undergarments and yardage to offer a fully sustainable product. The range is also vegan, and works perfectly with organic cotton, hemp and other sustainable fabrics and is excellent for garments coming into contact with delicate skin.

Permaset inks are manufactured using 100% renewable energy. Since the installation of its solar array in September 2019, Colormaker has just exceeded the generation of 100,000 kilowatts in solar energy.

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