Bases that are anything but basic

Rutland offers a variety of plastisol ink bases. From special effects bases designed to work with the Rutland C3 and M3 color systems, to extender bases for adapting finished inks, Rutland provides the tools to add special effects to color matches or improve bleed resistance.

Endurance Plus Mixing Base

Endurance Plus Mixing base offers durable athletic prints at a lower cure temp using Rutland C3 pigments. 

Clear Base

The clear base can be printed on its own to seal prints, create tone-on-tone effects and is tintable with Rutland C3 color boosters. 

Opaque Base

A press-ready, non-phthalate plastisol base designed for mixing colors using C3 NPT Color Boosters and printing on 100% Cotton.

Barrier Bases (Blocking Base)

To prevent dye migration, choose the appropriate dye blocking base. Rutland offers a selection of bleed blocking products that offer excellent bleed resistance on 100% Polyester. 

Blister Base

For a unique topographical surface effect, or to recreate a variety of textures try blister base tinted with Rutland C3 color boosters. 

Chino Base/ Reducer

Chino base offers a super soft vintage tee style effect. Water color and faded color styles are achievable with Chino base. Add to finished inks to extend the ink and improve printability on higher meshes. It can be used to produce extremely soft Sepia Tone or Tone-on-Tone prints, or as a reducer.

Glitter Base

Add your choice of glitters, shimmers, or crystalina to the Glitter base to create durable, washable prints with great surface adhesion. 

HO Matte Base

HO Matte base provides a high opacity base with a matte finish for use with Rutland C3 color boosters. 

Natural Base

Extend and soften your M3 finished ink colors with Natural base. 

Opaque Chino Base

Opaque Chino Base gives you the ability to print subdued, vintage tee-shirt style prints on dark fabrics. 

Process Extender Base

Process Extender base is designed for use with Rutland Four-Color process inks and adds transparency to opaque ink colors when layering half-tones. 

P S.H.A.P.E and S.H.A.P.E Base

Use S.H.A.P.E to soften print hand or extend plastisol inks. 

Sparkle Base

Add your choice of glitters, shimmers, or crystalina to Glitter base to create durable, washable prints with great surface adhesion. Sparkle base enhances the effect of the media added to it creating a premium effect. 

VO Base

Rutland Very Opaque Base works well as a low-tack, wet-on-wet high opacity base for creating colors on dark garments. This base has a semi-gloss finish and creamy viscosity. 

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