Digital Screen printing Denver
There have been a lot of advancements in the Silk screen printing process, which has been the primary reproduction process for t-shirts, jackets and nost all apparel, garment . clothing and textiles.
Digital has taken over in the are of art and printing of tee's however there is really no such thing as Digital screen printing. Screen printing still uses a Silk or poly mesh to create a stencil and a squeegee to pull think ink through it pushing it onto the garment in the shape of the stencil. A lot of the automatic t-shirt presses are digital, The machines that create the Screen stencil are digital and the artwork is created digital ... The screen and the squeegee however are not yet digital.
Digital Screen printing is actual a Direct Digital process in which a Digital print system like a large inkjet or bubble jet printer, Prints a digital image directly onto the jacket or hooded sweat. This process is great for doing limited runs of custom t-shirts that are full color... Where as Screen printing requires a stencil for every color know as a set up.... Six set ups for one custom shirt is just not cost effective..... Six set ups on a thousand shirts in not even a penny a shirt. Ans screen printing can mass produce Huge quantities of Bulk custom apparel and five times the speed of Digital garment printing.
Here at t-shirt printing Denver we offer all of the customized garment options...
Digital Direct two garment or Digital screen printed. Silk screening or Screen Printed & Embroidery or monogrammed.
Now it is easier, faster and more cost effective to get just one Custom made t-shirt,sweatshirt or Jacket in Full color ! Absolutly No minimum order, No art charge for supplied graphics, no set up or screen charges.....
IF you are looking for Cheap Bulk wholesale custome tee's we offer that to in the form of Screen Printing.
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I saw this on a tee shirt forum recently and thought I would try to explain the options you should find near you.
" I just wanted to create a single custom t-shirt from my photo that I embellished in photoshop. But after calling around to local screen print shops I was told by most that I had to order a whole bunch of them or at least a minimum of 24 and that the number of colors in my design would make it to expensive to to the " Screen " or " Set-Up" charges ??? &%@#$$%!@!! WTF?
Can't they just print off a transfer and heat press it to my garment? I remember places in the mall that used to do that 20 years ago... I would think that technology had made it even better, faster easier. Why can I not find anybody to print just one or two of my full color custom designs onto a t shirt or sweatshirt?
T-shirt heat transfers are still around however in order for them to work on Dark or non light colored garments they have to be printed on a White patch. That patch is then cut out in the shape of your artwork or graphic so it is not just a square page on the shirt.
Screen printing dose require that a silk screen stencil be made for each of the Primary colors used.... there is a charge for the creation, set-up, registering, mixing the ink and printing each color. this is only cost effective when the one time charge is absorbed into a large number of goods... the more the quantity of shirts the less per shirt you pay.
Today's NEW technology is even better, faster, more colorful, longer lasting and easier... It is called Direct to garment or Digital Direct printing... This process use's a giant inkjet printer with special inks to digital print an image right from the computer to your shirt or ! hoodie! This is an extremely High resolution imaging process that results in an amazingly Bright colored, detailed final reproduction.
Keep in mind these are specialty printers, very expensive and not all are created equal.. " What does this mean to the basic person just wanting a single custom printed tee shirts?"
Many shops and websites that offer Direct to garment or substrate digital printing cannot print on dark or colored garments as the cheaper printers do not offer a white ink printing system,, the white ink is very thick and problematic to deal with. Other shops offer dark garment printing but the cheaper printer only images an 11" X 8" print area.
Here at t-shirt printing Denver, Located in beautiful Lakewood, Colorado just near Golden, We offer DTG Direct 2 garment printing on clothing and apparel items in a large format 16"X 32" Full Color on any color of textile! There are no set up charges, no art charges if you use our free online design lab, no minimum order, Get Just one full color custom garment with your graphic or photo.... This is done in just a couple of days and can be picked up right here at our colorado facility.. All work is done right here in house...
Our online website offers several tools to help you create your own custom t shirt art, such as the Photolab that is basically photoshop, and the design lab that let's you upload a photo or graphic and add clip art, fonts and text and customize it to your desire...
We are your one stop shop for all things custom apparel, We offer in house silk screen printing and embroidery services as well. Not an artist and want something REALY special and custom? We have an amazing on staff artist, Illustrator to create that killer image just for you.
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We get a lot of calls from people looking for one hour Custom tee shirts. Often they refer to the old days when there where shops in malls that did heat transfers. I know a lot of people just assume that tee shirts can be custom printed at the touch of a button in this digital computerized age.
Let me attempt to explain to you all the differences and options that the general person has when it comes to getting Custom decorated apparel or garments in a retail environment...
Most clothing decoration be it embroidery or screen printing is not offered in a retail environment. At least not Custom done work. It takes time to produce these things and Most shops are running hundreds of different jobs a day.
Heat transfers, a process where an image, photograph or art is printed onto a transfer sheet of pare via many different reproduction processes. Then latter applied to a garment with a heat press just when someone really wanted to buy one. Is an old process. It was rarely if ever Custom.
This is a process the common person can now do at home on their personal computer. You can create any artwork or design and print it onto transfer pare from you local office supply or craft shop. This Typically only works on light or white garments,. Unless you use a white transfer paper an cut out the deign by hand.
While I have heard that some one hour photo developing sops are offering heat transfers shirts that you create from your photo at a kiosk. Still it is light or white shirts only and does not stand up well to repeated washings.
With the new Digital Direct or DTG print on demand. The image is applied directly yo the garment or clothing item via an ink or bubble jet printer using a special Non toxic water based ink. Many of these systems employee a white in so that art can now be printed on any color of garment. This form of custom apparel imaging requires a high resolution quality computer graphic file or photo. It’s not something you can just take any low resolution image from the internet and use. So there is some time in creating the original art files needed.
It’s important to remember that shops that employee these Direct to garments systems typically have a full production list of work To be done. In other words it's not like they are in a mall just waiting for someone to bring in a shirt or art and have it created while they wait. I means this is a custom made product. We are however getting close to the day when you can get a custom made full color printed jacket, hoodie or tee from a little one hour booth on the mall.
At least for now here in Denver, Colorado
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One of the best ways to get the most out of Custom screen printing textiles and sportswear is to use the color of the garment to your advantage in the design.
When designing artwork for screen printed garments, allays try to factor in the fabric color. you can use it as part of the design, thus limiting the amount of ink and screen print set up charges. It can be used to alter the color of the inks being printed as well. Using a limited white underlay or base under some areas of color and not others can create different, tint, hues, tones and effects with Stunning results. None of which cost more in the silk screening process.
Don't just stick any design on any color shirt. Use the shirt color as a design concept and get more out of your custom printing. really it only takes time and thought. the results can look like it took more money and printing when that is not the case.
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