Thinking about printing some custom t-shirts for your business or organization? It is definitely important to consider the technique and process before starting your project. From modern digital printing to traditional screen-printing, each technique offers certain advantages. So, be sure to take these into consideration when choosing your process.
Screen printing is basically the process of using a stencil to apply ink onto another material through a mesh. It is also known as silkscreen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. Screen printing is best for use on materials that you would like bright inks/colors. The more colors, though, the more expensive the process becomes.
Digital Printing (DTG)
Because the art file is printed directly onto the apparel item, DTG makes simulated process prints with a quick turn possible and affordable using ink jet technology, similar to a home or office paper printer. Since the ink is water based, it is a very eco-friendly process. Garments with finishes – such as stain resistant aprons – are not able to be printed digitally.
Sublimation is best when printing on 100% polyester moisture wicking type of shirts. The artwork is first printed on a transfer paper and then heat pressed on the shirt. This process has greatly improved over the years and the imprints are now just as durable as screen printing. Sublimation is also the best method for all over imprinting.
For your convenience, we provide personalized, customized, and on-site digitized monogramming and embroidery services at its best! We embroider logos, graphics or text to create a custom design for you on any of our apparel or accessory products. This is perfect for when you want a more upscale or professional appearance.
For all of our printed products, we have a process in which to create your packaged order. Here is the run-down on how we process your order:
REVIEW ART SUBMISSION
As with screen print and embroidery, we review each piece of art for good print capabilities before proofing. The submission guidelines for digital printing are a little more relaxed than with screen printing. However, the standard remains – good art makes good prints.
In this step, we discuss/view what the final print will look like. We’ll give you advanced notice about any potential problems, advise on solutions. When everything meets your approval, we move forward.
PRINT & PACKAGE
We print the product & your apparel is boxed up and staged for pickup or shipping!