Getting a personalized printed t-shirt can be a tough task if you've never done it before. There are so many competing t-shirt printing companies, all offering different prices, product quality, and service levels. It can be very difficult to know where to start.
T-shirt printing process…
1. Screen printing
screen printing is one of the most popular printing methods. This involves using a stencil and ink and is an inexpensive method if you have a lot of t-shirts to print. This is because the initial setup costs are relatively high as templates need to be created.
Embroidery can look great on staff uniforms and, when done right, add an elegant look to any custom printed outfit. Again, the setup costs can be very high because there is a lot of initial work to be done, but once the preparation is complete.
The production costs of the larger garments will not be expensive. On the other hand, embroidered logos and text can wear off after a few washes, and it's also an expensive way to get your designs onto shirts.
3. Sublimation T-shirt Screen Printing (Vinyl)
This is a more modern way of printing designs or text onto a t-shirt. The vinyl print is applied to the garment by a heat press (like a large iron). It's best for smaller runs (e.g., 100 garments or less) because the installation costs are low (some t-shirt printers don't even charge an installation fee for vinyl printing).