T-shirt printing can be a great way to publicise a business, promote a range of products, or unify an event or special occasion – and with so many different ways to customise t-shirts and other garments, is it any wonder why it’s becoming such a popular demand for people from all walks of life? Some enjoy the potential to showcase their own designs, while plenty of businesses benefit from the uniformity offered by matching printed clothing.
And for those of you that are keen to learn a bit more about the options available to you when it comes to printing, here are a few different solutions that are at your disposal.
Online t-shirt print companies will typically specialise in two types of printing option. The first is called screen printing and this is a great way to print designs in bulk, whilst minimising costs. Alternatively there is the option to pay for direct to garment printing features – this offers higher quality results and can be a bit more expensive, as each shirt is prepared and printed individually.
Home printers offer personalised direct to garment (d2g) options and as a result, they can be a little more expensive to run; mainly with the cost of ink factored in. The great thing about this option is that you can print on as few or as many items of clothing as you want – but you will need a dedicated printer that’s capable of printing garments in specific.
If you’d prefer to minimise your costs even further, there are companies out there that specialise in printing their customers’ designs onto heat-resistant paper. This allows you to send your own creative concept and have it printed onto a sheet of paper that can be peeled and then ironed onto a shirt using heat. Alternatively, you might find different designs in widely available patterns and styles, allowing you to pick and choose what goes onto your shirt.