Screen Printing, Transfers or DTG Direct to Garment

  • SCREEN PRINTING
    This process involves the creation of a screen for every print colour. A screen consists of a mesh material, the design is applied using a film positive to a coated and sensitive emulsion which is then exposed to light. The areas that are to form the print are clear and the areas where the shirt shows through stay blocked. The ink is then passed through the mesh by the use of force applied with the use of a squeegee and the preferred ink colour. If there are many print colours in the design, this process is repeated for each colour. This process is more suitable to larger print runs, generally at least 24 units on single colour and we advise 50 or more on multi colour work. We do print smaller quantities, but find customers unwilling to pay for the amount of time it takes to set up the machine!

  • LASER TRANSFER PRINT 
    A laser printer is used to make a transfer it can achieve multi colour and photo quality, this process is only used for printing on white shirts and usually only for short run promotional work. These transfers are industrial and are applied using a compressed air heat press, this makes sure of a uniform pressure and a consistent temperature to ensure the quality is consistent.

  • FLEX TRANSFER PRINT 
    A plotter is used to make a textile transfer, from a coloured sheet of transfer material. This process is suited to printing on white and coloured tee shirts, hoodies and polo shirts and for short run and bespoke work. This process is perfect for individualising garments, if you need a different name on the back of each shirt this is the best option. This process is also very good for workwear, perfect for a small or mid range business that would like the professional look of their staff in corporate wear!
    These transfers are industrial and are applied using a compressed air heat press, this makes sure of a uniform pressure and a consistent temperature to ensure the quality is consistent. This product provides superior performance and durability wash after wash.

  • SUBLIMATION TRANSFER PRINT  
    This process is only used on 100% polyester material and only works on white or very light colours. The sublimation transfer is printed in a special printer and has the capability of achieving full colour designs. It is particularly suited to white sports shirts for the gym, running clubs and sports events! The inks dye into the shirt rather than sit on the surface, making this the perfect choice for printing on the ‘Performance’ style sports tops! This product provides superior performance and durability wash after wash.

  • SOLVENT TRANSFER PRINT  
    A plotter and a solvent printer is used to make a transfer, from a base white sheet of transfer material. This process is suited to printing on white and coloured tee shirts, hoodies and polo shirts and for short run and bespoke work. This process is also perfect for individualising garments, it also has the ability to contour cut around multi colour designs. This process is also very good for workwear, perfect for a small or mid range business that would like the professional look of their staff in corporate wear!
    These transfers are industrial and are applied using a compressed air heat press, this makes sure of a uniform pressure and a consistent temperature to ensure the quality is consistent. This product provides superior performance and durability wash after wash. 

  • DIRECT TO GARMENT PRINTING 
    This is a process that has improved consistently over the last five years, it offers a simple way of printing anything from white on black to full colour images on to t shirts, polo shirts, hoodies and allows the designer to be more adventurous without having the expensive set up costs that other direct printing methods have. It also allows you the buyer to buy any quantity from one and upwards, at a very competitive price.

  • WASHING INSTRUCTIONS 
    To take care of your printed garment we suggest the following guidelines
  • Wash on a cool wash at up to 40 degrees
  • Wash inside out
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron print 

There are many ways of printing t shirts with a custom design or logo.
We often ask the following questions, when an enquiry is made about the printing service we offer:What style of garmentWhat colour is the garmentWhere do you want the print: front, back, front and back…What is the print… is it text, is it a photo, is it a logo!How many print colours are in the designHow many do you require (this does have a big bearing on the price)

The reason we ask all this, is that we can then choose the best option to suit your needs.

As a rough guideline, we like to be printing at least 24 garments for the screen print process. For smaller quantities of around 10, we would most likely be looking at printed transfers.