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Which Decorating Service is Best for Your Custom T-Shirt Needs?

Not sure which decorating service to choose for a fun run, corporate or group shirt? Here’s a quick guide to help you:

Direct-to-Garment-T-Shirt-Printing

DIRECT-TO-GARMENT (DTG) PRINTING

Uses an all-digital process to inkjet print onto a garment or merchandise.

Benefits:

  • Printing can be done fast—usually in 24 hours
  • Images can be high resolution and full color
  • Water-based ink is eco-friendly
  • Printing feels soft to the touch

DIRECT-TO-GARMENT (DTG) PRINTING WITH WHITE

Prints a white layer as a “primer” on darker garments, then adds colored inks on top of the primer.

Benefits:

  • Images can be high resolution and full color
  • Works with most garment colors, including dark colors like black and navy blue
  • Works best with 100% cotton products
  • Provides excellent color saturation

Embroidery

EMBROIDERY

Uses decorative stitching to create a raised design with threads of different types and colors.

Benefits:

  • Works with most garment colors, including dark colors like black and navy blue
  • Can be used on cotton, cotton blends, and synthetic materials
  • Provides excellent color saturation
  • A great choice for businesses or someone wanting a professional look

SCREEN PRINTING

Uses a series of screens to force ink through fibers in order to create a design. Multiple layers of screen printing are used to achieve designs with numerous colors.

Benefits:

  • Works with most garment colors, including dark colors like black and navy blue
  • Provides excellent color saturation
  • Has a great artsy, vintage look

Ultra-Print

ULTRA PRINTS

Almost identical to screen printing with inks applied onto specialty paper. The inks are transferred from the paper to the garment using pressurized heat.

Benefits:

  • Works with most garment colors, including dark colors like black and navy blue
  • Provides excellent color saturation
  • Specialty paper can be used for another printing order of the same design at a later time

VINYL APPLICATION

Uses vinyl cut into a pattern or design that is applied to a garment using pressurized heat.

Benefits:

  • Exceptionally durable, often used for sport uniforms
  • Works with most garment colors, including dark colors like black and navy blue
  • Provides excellent color saturation
  • Can be used on cotton, cotton blends, and synthetic materials