All you need to know Print t-shirts on demand

Custom t-shirt printing is an increasingly in-demand printing service, with the ability to create customized products and bring uniqueness to customers. However, with many different options in terms of printing methods, materials, colors and prices, many people are still confused and do not know how to choose the most suitable t-shirt printing method.

Methods of printing t-shirts on demand

There are many different on-demand t-shirt printing methods to choose from, each with its own pros and cons.

Traditional silkscreen printing

A traditional printing method using silk-screen printing ink that has been practiced for many years. This technique is often used to print simple images or text on fabric surfaces. Traditional silk screen printing technology for T-shirts is often used for advertising products, uniforms, or gifts. However, this method has limitations in terms of complexity and number of colors used in an image, so it is not suitable for complex and colorful images.

Silk-screen printing

Silk-screen printing is the most traditional and most widely used printing method. The advantages of this method include high detail, good print quality, low cost for large orders and the ability to print on most types of fabric. However, silk-screen printing is not suitable for small quantity orders, can be limited with complex images and has limited colors.

Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Inkjet Printing

DTG inkjet printing uses an inkjet printer to print directly on t-shirts. With this method, you can print complex images and use a variety of colors. However, this printing method is more expensive than all other printing technologies, and is not suitable for large orders.

Print heat transfer decal

Heat transfer decal printing technology for t-shirts is a popular printing method used in the t-shirt printing industry today. It is an environmentally friendly printing method and is capable of creating complex and sharp images on the surface of t-shirts. 

The thermal transfer decal printing process begins by printing the image on a special decal paper using thermal ink. The decal sheet is then placed on the surface of the t-shirt and heat and pressure are applied to transfer the image from the decal sheet to the t-shirt. This heat transfer process will help the image be printed on the t-shirt perfectly and durably

Heat transfer PET printing

Heat transfer PET printing technology for t-shirts is a new t-shirt printing method used in the printing industry today. The highlight of this printing method is the ability to create complex and sharp images on the surface of t-shirts, while ensuring high durability and adhesion.

The strength of heat transfer Pet printing technology is that it can create sharp and detailed images, while also being highly durable and not fading after washing many times. It can also be used on a variety of t-shirt materials, including 100% cotton and synthetic fabrics. Thermal transfer PET printing technology also allows for the creation of personalized t-shirts with complex images and vivid colors.

Heat transfer printing technology 

A printing method that uses heat transfer ink to transfer images or printed text from paper to the fabric surface. This method allows printing complex and colorful images on t-shirts, and is widely used in the production of custom t-shirts, uniforms, sportswear and other fabric products. Heat transfer printing technology for t-shirts allows for detailed and delicate images to be printed, with high durability and no peeling off after repeated washing, making it a popular choice in the printing and fashion.

T-shirt materials 

Not only are there different printing methods, t-shirt materials also affect your decision to print custom t-shirts. Below are the most popular t-shirt materials for printing:

Cotton

Cotton is the most popular material when it comes to custom t-shirt printing. Cotton material is usually comfortable and airy, and is suitable for both silk-screen printing and digital inkjet printing.

Polyester

Polyester is a material with good anti-wrinkle and anti-shrink properties, and is often used in sports t-shirts. However, polyester is not a good material for silk-screen printing because it tends to shrink, and it is better to use digital inkjet printing.

Blends

Blends such as cotton-polyester or tri-blend are often used to create more complex t-shirt products. Depending on the mixing ratio, these materials can be suitable for both silk-screen printing and digital inkjet printing.