Fashion Trends keep changing every season but one clothing item that has always dominated the fashion scene is ‘Tshirt’. Be it oversized plain Tshirts or body hugging t-shirts, whether funny graphic tees or the ones with cool quotes they are always in the trend and liked by one and all. Though there are endless varieties in tshirts but personalized T-shirts have always been a fashion favourite and have created a lot of hype for good reason. Personalized T-shirts are best known for their exclusive artwork, vivid style and T-shirt printing.
So let’s dig deep about T-shirt printing?
When we talk about personalized T-shirts they are a wardrobe staple. Personalized T-shirts are such a mundane item that we hardly ever stop to think how they’re made. Turns out, it’s not as easy as most think — especially for the person who has to prepare the artwork. You can use Designhill’s t-shirt maker, in case you want to custom design your t-shirt by yourself.
Simply put, the artwork must always adapt to the final format. Printing onto fabrics is not the same as printing on paper. It is also important to keep in mind the final technique as these also have different requirements.
01. Screen Printing
Screen printing is a very old printing technique that uses mesh screens to print onto fabrics. Which is why it is necessary when creating artwork for it to separate colors into different layers (up to 10).
02. Direct To Garment Printing
DTG is a relatively new printing technique that works pretty much like any other printer. It injects ink directly into the fabric instead of \ layering it on top. It’s really good at recreating small details so make sure the file is of the highest possible quality (at least 300 d.p.i.).
03. Transfer Printing
Transfer works with heat (it’s what makes the colour pigments move from one surface to the next) and an adhesive paper which must be cut precisely in order for it to work. For that reason, the shapes have to be simple.
04. Cad Cut Vinyl
This is a machine where a computer-operated laser cuts the design of a vinyl which is later transferred to the final garment. While precise, it requires simple shapes so it can be cut correctly.
While modern embroidery machines can recreate very complex designs, keep in mind that they charge per point which means that the more intricate an artwork is then the more expensive the t-shirt printing will be.