Direct to Garment
With Direct to Garment printing services, a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. Printer uses special water-based inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment. Because printer does the job directly, you’re able to print images in much higher detail than screen printing, and you’re not limited in color. This is probably a good option for those who don’t have a lot of money to make an up-front investment for a large batch because each t-shirt can be ordered separately.
Screen printing services is a process that involves pushing ink through a woven mesh stencil onto fabric. The stencil opening creates the space through which the ink will go to create the design. The ink is then pushed over the mesh, pulled by a fill blade or squeegee. As the blade is pulled, the ink is pushed through the mesh, onto the garment. Screen printing is certainly a good choice for simple designs with one solid color, and when you’re making many t-shirts of the same design at a time.
Dye-sublimation printing is a digital printing technology using full color artwork that works with polyester and polymer-coated substrates. Above all Sublimation process is common for decorating apparel, signs and banners, as well as novelty items such as cell phone covers, plaques, coffee mugs, and other items with sublimation-friendly surfaces.
Direct to Garment
Print and cut method is a technique where the design is first printed on a non-textile surface (transfer media), and then cut to desired shape so it can later be transferred onto a different one.
Heat transfer vinyl is a specialty vinyl that uses certain fabrics and materials to create designs and promotional products. Heat transfer vinyl is a roll or sheet form with an adhesive backing. It is cut, weeded, and placed on a substrate for heat application. Heat transfer vinyl comes in single colors and has special options such as patterned, glitter and flocked.
Large Format Digital Printing
Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media. It usually refers to professional printing where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large-format and/or high-volume laser or inkjet printers.