Printing Options for Clothing
One of the things that we believe sets us apart is our flexibility and access to multiple methods of printing. Using three different methodologies we are able to hand jobs big and small and print on a wide variety of blanks. With traditional screen printing shops it’s just not cost effective to print 2 or 3 of a shirt but with our Direct to Garment printer we don’t have the setup time that you have with screen printing so we can print one of an item with no problem. Have a larger order you need to place? No worries, we also do screen printing so we can scale up to as large as you need to go.
Screen Printing Services
Screen printing works best when you are doing quantities of 24 or more. Screen printing has been around for a very long time and while the tools of the trade have changed, the overall process and concept have remained the same. It is an extremely efficient way to print high volume but due to all of the setup time, it is not the best option if you are just looking to get a couple of shirts printed.
Screen printing is priced out by the number of colors in your design. Each color requires it’s own screen and each screen needs to be setup before we can print. If you are looking for a quote on our screen printing services, the most important pieces of information we need is how many you want printed, what type of shirt you wanted it printed on and how many colors are in your design. Ideally, we would love to see the art work before we bid on your project. If you are looking to do a smaller print run or have a lot of colors in your design than DTG might be the better way to go.
Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing
Direct to Garment Printing has come a long way since it was first developed. With DTG, you print t-shirts digitally using a large format printer that puts the ink directly onto the garment. It’s very flexible and can print any number of colors.
DTG Technology makes it possible to print screen quality images without all the mess and setup. It’s great for smaller orders since there is no setup or for designs that require a lot of different colors. DTG is not as efficient as screen printing for higher volume orders which is why we offer both.
Dye Sublimation Printing
Dye Sublimation is a pretty interesting method of printing. The first step is to design what you want to create and print it out on a piece of paper. The paper simply acts as a storage device for the ink. The paper is placed against the item you want to print on and heated to 400 degrees. The ink that is on the paper turns into a gas and imprints itself onto the substrate that you are placing the paper against. Using dye sublimation printing, we can create custom drinkware, signs, flags, shirts, hats, etc. There are thousands of items that can be sublimated if you have the right equipment and know how.