As printing experts, here at Garment Printing, we’re always on hand to offer you as much advice as possible when it comes to designing and printing your ideal garments, merchandise or t-shirts. We’re passionate about what we do and ensuring your garments are printed to a high quality is our biggest priority.
There are various printing techniques that you can use for your T-Shirt printing projects, and each one of these techniques has its guidelines that you need to follow. To help you with our next printing project, we have designed easy-to-follow printing and artwork guidelines that you can use.
Whether you are a company looking for custom work uniforms or an individual who needs to customize t-shirts in Garment Printing you can print your designs, with no minimum units or printing limits! If you have any questions or want to request a quote you can contact us. We are present in Barcelona and give service to Madrid, Valencia and all Spain. Do not hesitate to contact us and we will solve all your doubts.
In the last few years, DTG printing has gathered pace as the technology has improved and this has led to more and more people realising the high-quality printing that can be achieved using this technique. Digital printing works in a similar way to a standard printer as the clothing is fed through a printing machine and the design is printed directly onto the garment.
Screen printing is one of the most popular and widely used printing techniques for creating custom printed T-Shirts. This is because a high-quality print can be achieved and it also has the ability to Pantone colour match to ensure that your corporate colours are respected at all times.
For screen printing, we recommend a minimum order quantity of 25 units because of the cost of the screens which can impact the pricing and make it more expensive on smaller orders.
Embroidery is the ideal choice for staff uniforms as it creates excellent brand recognition with a strong and durable finish. Durability is one of the biggest priorities for children’s clothing, and our embroidery is strong and long wearing – ideal for busy kids and school days. Firstly, your design is loaded into the embroidery machine and then the garment is fixed into place using clamps and then the design is embroidered onto the clothing.
Embroidery is perfect for all types of garments from corporate clothing, work uniforms, sports kits and anything else you can think of. If you’re unsure whether embroidery is a good choice for you, feel free to get in touch with our team.
T-Shirt transfer printing is the process of printing designs onto transfer paper and then applying this paper onto the clothing using a heat-press.
The transfer printing machinery allows us to print full-colour images quickly and efficiently and it makes this process one of the best options for promotional clothing and also for use at events.
Sublimation printing is the process of printing your designs onto a unique transfer paper and this is then heat-pressed over the top of the garment to ensure that the design is transferred correctly.
This means that we are able to print full-colour images incredibly quickly.
Textile vinyl is a plastic material rolled up in a coal that can be transferred into garments. The design is printed on the vinyl, the contour of the image is cut and, with a special hot press, the vinyl is fixed in the tissue.
Textile vinyl has become one of the most popular techniques for garment customizations due to its many advantages.
The quality of the final result largely depends on the quality of the original image that is delivered. This is why we recommend that you provide us with designs in suitable print-ready formats in vector (.ai or .eps) or high-resolution files (.png or .tiff), at least 150 dpi and 100% of the required print size. Images downloaded from the Internet are generally not suitable (and may be subject to copyright), so please try not to use them. A perfect design is larger than 35 cm (W) x 45 cm (H) and over 300 dpi or a vector file. Designs for any colour garment should always have a transparent background.
We also recommend that if you create your file in Photoshop, keep the following parameters in mind when creating the new file:
Your design has to be in high resolution, otherwise, the print quality will drop significantly, and the final product will not be up to par. In the same way, keep the image without background (or with transparent background).
DTG is a form of digital printing, so anything that appears in the background will also be printed, so you need to keep the background without any other elements, otherwise, it will also be printed!
IMPORTANT: make sure your file does not have pixelated borders, as these will cause your print to have a white border that will diminish the quality of the print.
It is recommended to open the file at the actual size and check that the edges are fine and not pixelated.
On the other hand, when printing on coloured fabrics, you should keep in mind that the printing machine will create a white layer under the colour layer. That means you should avoid creating blurred edges and semi-transparent areas as they will negatively affect the final result.
We are always here to help you answer any questions, offer full advice and consultation and also provide graphic design assistance where it’s needed – we know that (for most people) deciding on what to print and where is a big decision – so our team are always on hand to give you advice to help make those important decisions. Just review below, send us the artwork that you have and we will provide expert advice to help you achieve all of your printing requirements.
If you require any further information on your artwork or which t shirt printing technique suits your artwork the best, please fill out the Quick Quote form and a member of our team will be able to talk you through the process. They can individually assess your potential order, and ensure that everything works in accordance with our guidelines, so that you’re garments or merchandise turn out exactly how you imagined. We have customers printing t-shirts, tote bags, hoodies, jumpers – the list is endless and so are the possibilities.
Don’t forget, with our next day T-Shirt printing service, we can get your order back to you in 24 hours!