There is a whole awareness lately why some printed t shirt for school events creates a skin allergy on some kids while others do not so we through it might be good to cover why ensuring your printer is using the right kind of inks when printing your t shirt. Phthalates is a chemical used in plastics and many other products like plastisol inks used by screen printers. Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl. Polyvinyl chloride is made softer and more flexible by the addition of phthalates. Phthalates are used in hundreds of consumer products. However recent study has shown that many allergies in kids are related to the exposure to Phthalates.
Environmental exposures to phthalates, particularly high-molecular-weight (HMW) phthalates, are suspected to contribute to allergy in children. We use only phthalates free inks to ensure no child is at risk from any kind of allergy.
All the top brands of plastisol ink like UNION INK, RUTLAND all now avoid the use of phthalates and printers like us who supply to schools only use Phthalates-FREE brands of inks.
However if you have brought kids printed t shirt and found that some kids have reported skin allergy then well be that the ink used must have had Phthalate.