Silk screening or screen printing is an imprinting method where an image is transferred to a garment or other item when ink is squeegeed thru a literal screen stretched on a frame.
The image will be vibrant because the ink sits on top of the fabric.
This method is economical for large orders (over 24 items), but more costly for smaller quantities or runs with multiple ink colors because of the screen set-up costs.
Common items to be produced are screen printed t-shirts, sweat shirts and bags.
Direct-to-garment printing or digital printing is an imprinting method where the image is printed directly on shirt from the computer. There are no screen set-ups needed. The ink literally dyes the fabric.
This method is economical for smaller quantities and for images that are full color. Photographs can be printed as well.
The limitation is the shirt must be light and the ink dark. There is no white ink used.
There is some image loss after the first wash (about 5%), but after that the image will last thru the life of the garment. The image will not be quite as vibrant as on traditional screen printing.
This process is very versatile. Common items include t-shirts, hats, tote bags and even leather!
We need to know 4 things before we can start on your custom screen printed t-shirt order.
- First, what type of t-shirt do you want? There are lots of options: V-necks, tanks, 100% cotton, blended, dri-wicking just to name a few.
- Second, what shirt color do you want?
- Next, how many printed shirts do you want?
- Finally, we need to understand the imprint you envision printed on your shirts.
No worries on the design, we help our clients every day create great looking t-shirt designs. Go visit our GALLERY to see some or our work. All these details are outlined in on our CUSTOM SCREEN PRINTED T-SHIRT page. Simply fill in the information you know and we will contact you.
Embroidery is the process of stitching a logo onto a garment or other item. This is done utilizing computerized machines that read digitized instructions from a computer.
Because this method uses needle and thread, complicated graphic images are not recommended.
Common items include sport shirts, jackets, hats, bags and warm-up suits.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that has been used in the lining of water bottles and other food containers. There apparently is scientific evidence that BPA may be highly toxic. Also, some researchers have linked this chemical to a host of issues that may effect children.
If you want to read more about BPA, this link will give you more information.