There are a lot of options when it comes to customised t-shirt printing. From choosing the right t-shirt design software to selecting the most ideal printing method, there are too much things to take into consideration. But worry not, we’re here to help.
All you have to do is check your priorities and needs as you read this article and by the end of this, we hope you will find the right method to print your batch of unique personalised t-shirts.
- Heat transfer
This type of printing is basically transferring the design from a paper to the fabric by using heat.
Pros: You can do custom and unique t-shirt printing in small quantity without breaking the bank and wasting much time. If the design of the t-shirt is photo prints, then you can have the design transferred in full colour and right on the garment or t-shirt.
Cons: Not good for large quantity orders because it will become expensive and you have to spend more time to complete large orders. Fabric becomes firm because photo prints are usually stiff.
- Silk screening
Silk screen printing is a traditional type of fabric printing. It has been used for centuries and for a good reason too: it carries a high quality printing.
Pros: You can print on almost anything that is flat so, whatever fabric goes. Which is great for custom t-shirt printing. It works great for simple designs with only texts or logos or any texture printing. And it is also the most ideal choice for large quantity of prints.
Cons: Not really time-efficient and production is costly for low volume order (which means that your t-shirt design won’t be unique and one-of-a-kind). The set-up and the whole process of printing is rather complicated and time-consuming (and expensive too). Not a great option for designs involving photos due to its limited choices of colours.
- Direct to garment
Just like what the name implies. Direct to garment (DTG) printing is basically printing designs directing to the fabric from the printer itself. So, you can directly print your designs on t-shirts.
Pros: Quick printing; there isn’t much processes or steps in printing. Good option for low volume orders because there isn’t any set-up costs. Can produce accurate designs especially for photo designs because the colour isn’t limited. Hence, high quality results.
Cons: Limited placement options due to the direct printing from printer to fabric. Not very cost-effective for large orders.
With all these printing options (and these three aren’t the only ones because there are embroidery, vinyl and sublimation printing), getting custom printed t-shirts are seriously easy these days that it can become a business on its own. So, whether you’re looking to make money in t-shirt printing industry or you’re a social media influencer or a small, new brand looking to promote your brand awareness, you can do a lot with just a t-shirt printing machines. Check out your options at Printcious Gifts and DIY Printing Supply. You can it yourself or you can have us do it for you. Whatever it is that you choose to do, you can always check out your options with us. Remember that our delivery system is nationwide all over Malaysia and worldwide too, including Singapore, Australia, Canada and Hong Kong.