Clothes printing involves a variety of different techniques that are used to print designs onto fabric. Each method has its own set of pros and cons, so it’s important to consider which one is best suited to your needs.
This method uses a mesh screen and squeegee to transfer ink to a fabric surface. It is often the preferred method of print because it’s cheap to run large batches, and can be used for a wide range of materials.
This technique, also called direct to garment or all-over sublimation, uses a printer instead of a screen. It is often favoured because it’s cheap and easy to use, and can create complex multicolored designs.
This is another method of clothes printing that involves transferring the design onto a t-shirt using a heat press. The transfer paper will have an adhesive material on one side, and strippable tape on the other. The design is then placed onto the t-shirt, and pressed down on the garment with the heat press.
DTG printed t-shirts
This method, also known as digital textile printing, is an excellent choice for single-piece or mid-run cycle production. DTG prints are extremely durable and colourfast, and can be machine-washed in the washing machine to keep them looking fresh. They’re a good alternative to screen printing, and can be used on a range of different types of garments, such as t-shirts, caps, bags, and aprons.