This is the most common technique for printing T-shirts. A screen is made for each color that one wants to be printed onto every side of the shirt that you want printed. The screen has an open area’ of where the ink is allowed to go through and be applied to the shirt, cap or whatever is being printed. Once printed the printed garment is cured in a heat tunnel or heat press so that the image will not wash out or fade.
We can print up to 8 spot colors and will shortly upgrading that to an unlimited amount. We also print full color using the CMYK process system ,simulated process system or index system. Our art and design is done in house at no charge.
For embroidery designs we also do in house digitizing at no cost. For light garments we are able to use a soft ink that has a soft touch or soft hand feel to it and it penetrates within the garment. With darker garments we need to use a more opaque ink that needs to sit more on the surface of the garment. This can give a more plastic type feel to it but there are ways of making it feel softer.
We are also able to print a discharge ink onto dark items leaving a very soft feel to the shirt. When we use this process we almost bleach out just the area of the shirt we want printed so that that particular area returns to its natural cotton color. We then print just that area with a soft ink so that the end result is a printed t-shirt with a very soft feel to it. For this process the garment must be 100% cotton and it need to be dyed using a reactive dye. We are able to supply these shirts or you may supply your own.
We screen T-shirts, golf shirts, sports bags, corporate gifts using one or more of the following inks.
· Plastisol inks
· Water based inks
· Plastisol discharge printing
· Water based discharge printing
· Vinyl inks
· Nylon inks.
Digital printing is best for small runs of shirts where one wants to avoid the setup cost of screens and still use many colors onto a shirt. We print the image digitally and then cut the exact print area out digitally onto a transfer material which is placed onto the shirt. With the modern inks and materials this will last as long as your shirt.
We do in house embroidery on T-shirts, caps, golf shirts and other clothing. For embroidery designs we also do in house digitizing at a minimum fee Embroidered corporate clothing always adds the professional look for your image. To get a quote on embroidery you can fill in your requirements on our quote form and attach the logo you require to be embroidered. Pricing is worked out by the amount of stitches that will be used to stitch the logo or design. You may bring in your own items to be printed or embroidered or you can choose any items we can supply from our catalogue.