Sportsware : Printed Reflector Ink

Question for sportsware designers

Im looking for some info on the reflection patterns (probably glass beads in the ink) that you see printed on many running jackets of late. I know 3m makes reflector sheets, but that is too expensive a solution, and that is why im looking for a print solution.


Yes, reflective ink for screen printing is very common. Ask your factory, they should be able to do it no problem. You can also use reflective TPU film with a hot press or HF weld process.

Typically no need to use actual 3M company reflective materials, there are tons of local brands or other suppliers your fty will be familiar with.


Thanks, I will look into the silk screen option as a cheaper solution to hot stamping.