T-Shirt Printing Methods
We offer different custom shirt printing methods
In order to provide a process that best suits your artwork, we offer traditional screen printing for the majority of our products. In opposite, we will offer digital printing on selected items
Silk Screen printing involves creating a stencil (printers call this a “screen”). Then, using that stencil to apply layers of ink on the printing surface. Each color is applied using a different stencil. One at a time, combined to achieve the final look.
Digital printing is a much newer process that involves your artwork being processed by a computer, and then printed directly onto the surface of your product. DTG printing is not a heat transfer or appliqu’e, as the ink is directly adhered to the fabric of your shirt. Each printing process has its strengths, and our artwork team will weigh these when deciding which to use for your design.
First of all, the silk Screen printing is the best option for many designs. For example, the design that require a high level of vibrancy, when printing on dark shirts. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing. As the results, even on darker shirts will in brighter colors.
Additionally, unique products like water bottles, koozies and mugs can be printed. This is due to the printer can manually handle curved or uneven surfaces. The minimum order quantity on screen printed items is because of the extra materials and labor time associated with this custom shirt printing method.
The Digital printing is best used for items that required high amounts of detail, and orders of a smaller quantity. Besides, the digital printer does not use screens allows for a photographic print. This much more detail than traditional screen printing as compare to digital printing. As the ink is applied thinner (to achieve such detail), digital printing is best used on lighter colored shirts to allow the design to shine through. The design is processed and printed digitally allows for a quantity of one, since there are no screens or physical setup.
We are proud to stand behind each custom shirt printing method, 100% of the time. While we are currently working to enable more products for digital printing, the products available on the website have been thoroughly tested and approved. We are printing perfectionists, and will not enable products for either method that do not result in the best final product. Artwork printed by both methods goes through the same process, being reviewed and proofed by our expert artists. Please contact us for more details.