Printing of t-shirts and textiles
For printing we implement different technologies. Their choice determined by several factors: the number of copies, price per piece, color requirements, the selected material. We select the most appropriate technology depending on the parameters of order.
- sublimation printing,
- screen printing,
- „raised“ screen printing „puff“,
- direct digital printing (direct to garment printing – DTG),
- plastisol printing – transfer,
- colored Flock / Flex foils.
Sublimation printing is used for printing on polyester materials from which we sew sports jerseys, shirts, socks etc.. Sublimation printing allows full-color digital printing with very high sharpness, detail and distinctive vibrant colors. Graphics are printed on coated heat-resistant transfer paper. The design is then transfered onto polyester fabric with a heat press operating at high temperatures around 180 to 210 C (375 F). The ink turns into a gas and enters the polyester fiber structure. The fabric is dyed permanently. Colors are highly durable and extremely resistant to washing. The polyester material as such has a long lifetime.
Unlimited color palette. High detail. Strong and vibrant colors. Minimum production of 10 units
Screen printing is the traditional stencil method of high capacity printing. As we use the PANTONE Matching System, our screen printing guarantees not only high durability, but also top notch color accuracy. For each color used in the design, a separate print mesh is produced. Because of this, the number of colors is usually limited to 1 up to 6.
Screen printing is used in printing on t-shirts, sweatshirts etc. The price depends on the number of copies and number of colors. Due to separated layers of colors you can also choose special color inks such as gold and silver, or colors with different texture effects.
Color palette: up to 6 colors. Minimum production: 50 pieces.
Raised screen printing „puff“,
Special technique of screen priting. Printing is done with a thick pigment, resulting in a raised motif with a rubbery surface. Sometimes called rubber printing.
Color palette: up to 6 colors. Minimum production: 50 pieces
Direct digital printing (direct to garment printing – DTG)
Direct to garment printing is a process of printing on cotton textiles (t-shirts, hoodies etc.) and garments using specialized inkjet technology. Inkjet textile inks are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibers. The textile is first pretreated with a special DTG fluid and then put on a printing plate. The color is transfered onto the fabric without direct contact of the printing head with the material, thus allowing perfect accuracy and detail. For black and color t-shirts, first white base layer is first printed before the the color layer. The colors are combined from 4 basic (CMYK) printing inks cyan, magenta, yellow and black (key color), The technology allows photo realistic printing in unlimited color combinations.
It is less resistant to washing so it's reccomended to wash at lower temperatures and turned inside-out.
Color palette: unlimited. Minimum production: 10 pieces.
Plastisol printing, transfer
Plastisols are the most commonly used inks for printing of opaque graphics and designs onto garments. Plastisol tends to sit atop the threads instead of soaking into them, giving the print a raised, plasticized texture and rubber feel.
Color palette: unlimited. Minimum production: 50 pieces.
Flock / Flex foil cuts
Design is cut on a plotter from colored FLOCK / FLEX foils and then processed onto textile under heat press. Printing is durable against brushing and peeling off. Flock resembles plush, while flex has a rubbery feel.
Sometimes the sublimation priting is used on flock material and then the flock is transfered onto textile. Colors of resulting appliqué are pastel and graphics are slightly blurred.
Color palette: 1 color per foil. Minimum production: 50 pieces.