The t-shirt was originally used as a standard issue article of clothing by the US Navy in the early 1900s. The crew neck was made to be worn as an undershirt over the Navy uniform. However, it didn’t take long for fashion designers to notice that t-shirts could be an excellent option for casual wear. As a result, it only took a few years before t-shirts were released in the mainstream market in numerous different colours. T-shirts are generally made from a mixture of cotton and polyester. Previously, only plain t-shirts were available.
However, nowadays, you can customise and print whatever you want on your t-shirt. There are plenty of local companies that have begun to offer custom printed t-shirts. Several different types of printing methods are used for t-shirt printing nowadays. Here are some of the most common methods that you should know about.
Probably the most common method that’s currently used for printing images and text on t-shirts, screen printing involves making a screen and then pressing it up against a cloth to transfer the paint from the screen to the shirt. Digital screen printing is quite popular. If you have a high resolution image that you want printed on the shirt, you can send the shirt for digital screen printing. The company will process the image and show you how it would look once it has been printed, and the printing will begin once you give the green light. Screen printing is highly durable and quickly processed, and the best part is that the image is reproduced in its original form on the t-shirt.
Transparent inks are used for printing on a special type of paper, which is then stuck to the cloth using heat. However, the issue with heat press or inkjet printing methods is the fact that the pictures will begin to peel off after a few washes because the colours aren’t printed onto the cloth. Instead, they are printed on a special type of film which is then stuck to the cloth. The harsh chemicals used in most detergents can remove the adhesive. This is perhaps one of the main reasons why heat press printing isn’t so popular nowadays.
Custom Printing Made Easy
Thanks to the advancements in technology, custom printing on t-shirts is now extremely easy. All you have to do is go online and find a local company that offers custom t-shirt printing. You can visit the company’s website and see if they offer a custom printing tool. If they do, just open the tool and you will see a digital t-shirt on the screen. You can choose the base colour of the t-shirt and then upload the picture you want to print on the screen. You can add several pictures on the front or back and position them accordingly. If you want, you can also add text. Afterwards, just press on the printing option and pay online. The company will print the t-shirt and deliver it to your place.