Clothes Printing Techniques

Written by adminsan on May 14, 2023 in Printing with no comments.

Clothes printing is a popular way to add a new look to your t-shirts, sweaters, or hoodies. There are many different printing techniques to choose from depending on your needs, and we’ve highlighted some of the most common ones here:

Screen Printing

Silk screen printing (also known as silk screen) is one of the most classic methods, used by professional designers for its ability to guarantee accurate design replication and a long-lasting garment. It is best suited for simple designs that only require a few colors, and it works well on light fabrics.

Direct-to-Garment Printing

DTG or Digital-to-garment printing uses an inkjet printer to print directly onto the garment, similar to the way that paper is printed. This allows for a more extensive color palette than screen printing, which is great for creating detailed prints that pop. However, DTG does not work well on dark garments and requires special care, as the inks can often disperse during washing or fade with time.

Dye Sublimation

This method uses heat to transfer a dye into the fabric, which results in a durable, wash-resistant print. It’s also much quicker and cheaper than screen printing, making it a good option for short runs. However, the quality of a dye sublimated print can be slightly less than that of a DTG or screen-printed garment, and it isn’t suitable for use on fabrics with low heat sensitivity. It is best suited for high-quality fabrics such as cotton or poly/cotton blends.

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