Tonal printing, a phrase we happened to have coined ourselves, is a recent technology that uses water-based ink to achieve a hue somewhat lighter (Tonal Light) or somewhat darker (Tonal Dark) than the color of the garment. It creates a very subtle print, so if you’re looking for something uncommonly fun that feels appropriately aged, tonal light or tonal dark will get you there.
Prints a hue or two lighter in color from the shirt color itself.
Prints a hue or two darker in color from the shirt color itself.
Tonal dark only works well on dark colored shirts. If you want a tonal dark color look on a lighter shirt, then you can either choose from one of our free stock colors, or you can pay an additional charge for a Pantone match.
We happen to prefer how tonal printing looks on blends, but it will work well on any shirt (100% cottons, 50/50 blends, tri-blends, etc.). The heathered aspect of blends combined with the tonal ink lends a cool, vintage and washed look on a range of shirts and colors.
No additional charge unless there is a Pantone match ($20/per color).