T-Shirt Printing Options
We are in the printing business. This post showcases our T-Shirt Printing options available for dropshipping.
Your brand needs to outsmart the competition and stand out in the crowded T-Shirt space.
If you are associated with Qikink, you can explore the some new techniques like glow in dark and more.
Qikink stocks T-shirts and accessories with a lot of decorations options available.
It is up to your imagination, creativity and marketing skills to bring out the best matching and interesting designs for your audience.
Know in detail about the t-shirt printing methods available with Qikink and possible special print types to create awesome stuff for your customers.
1. Direct to Garment Printing
This is our specialty among others. We manufacture our entire line of fabrics to be best suited for direct to garment printing. We are equipped with a large number it best in industry DTG printers.
You can print any design file with a minimum of 300 DPI resolution. It helps in printing designs on garments without any minimum order quantity and with no compromise in quality. Also, you can print any design on the front chest, left the pocket, right pocket, left sleeve, right sleeve and back side positions.
The products under DTG printing are T-shirts in Men’s, Women’s and Kids in various styles such as half sleeves, full sleeves, raglan Tees, V Neck etc. Accessories like tote bags, canvas shoes etc can be printed on cotton fabrics using this technology.
As designers, you do not need to worry about the number of color limitations and gradients. You can design and sell your merchandise. Qikink will print and deliver to your customers.
2. Screen Printing
This is the traditional t-shirt printing method used to print in bulk requirements. For printing in bulk of 20+ pcs, we suggest you print with screen printing option, as it is the most reliable and cost-effective solution.
The number of colours in the design will be counted and separated to make individual screens. Dyes of respective colors are applied onto the fabric via individual screens. This is a time taking and manual process when compared to DTG.
At the same time, we can print a variety of specialties like high density, non-pvc, flock, glitter, glow in dark, discharge etc using screen printing.
Screen printing is an art which requires manual expertise and passion to excel at it. We can create excellent prints using screen printing by using appropriate techniques with a fraction of the cost spent on DTG provided a good quantity of T-Shirts.
Any startup brand using drop shipping needn’t explore screen printing initially. For scaling from 20 pcs per day to 100 pcs per day, screen printing will be an excellent addition with best selling designs.
Thereby you can earn more profits from the same designs and sales without the risk of the dead stock.
3. Dye Sublimation
Dye Sublimation is decades old now with solid machines and systems in place for decorating variety of products from apparel too accessories.
The method works on white surfaces with pigment inks. The surface should be sublimation coated or polyester fabrics. The method is widely used to print on athletic apparels with a wide spectrum of colours in the design.
We can dye sublimate the entire fabric to cut and stitch as well. Also, the printing of coffee mugs, mobile phone cases, glasses, ceramic plates, wooden item etc are done using sublimation method in coated surfaces.
This is a cost-effective method for marathon t-shirts and other cheap promotional t-shirts.
This can be used to make awesome custom merchandise like cushion covers, all over t-shirt printing, beach towel, printed leggings etc. We can print any design files like JPEG, PNG etc for dye sublimation which has relatively good DPI.
Any print which needs to be printed for an A4 size may require a minimum 300 DPI. The design is transferred as a mirror image to a transfer paper using Dye Sublimation printer.
It is then printed on to any sublimation coated surface or polyester fabric using a heat press or vacuum process.
4. Die Cut Vinyl
Die cut vinyl method is popular for printing names and numbers in athletic apparels. It works by cutting the shape of the design from a vinyl sheet and sticking the sheet on the fabric.
Vinyl prints gives you an advantage while printing single colour designs in one-offs. If you need the same output on all kind of fabric types, then there is no option than die cut vinyl.
Die cut vinyl can be used to print glow in dark prints on t-shirts, reflective – glittering foil prints as well. This can be used to print a small logo in the neck or hem position where we cannot do DTG or screen printing effectively.
White color printing will not be possible with dye sublimation on sports team t-shirts. So die cut vinyl is mostly used for the name, number, logo printing on sports team t-shirts as it is one-off printing and won’t be suitable for screen printing as well.
Qikink does die cut vinyl for glow in dark t-shirt printing, reflective printing, silver foil printing and gold foil printing. This can be used to print brand logo, pocket print, chest prints variety of print on demand T-Shirts.
5. Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer is a printing method in which a transfer sticker is prepared by melting a layer of dyes onto a transfer paper in the shape of a desired design and colours.
Then the transfer paper is heat pressed onto fabric to get the design transferred onto the fabric or garment. This method is popularly used to print the neck label with the brand name.
Also, any small brand logo can be printed on to the garment on demand by making the stickers in bulk in advance. Making a large print using heat transfer makes is not an economically better option with better DTG, screen, vinyl printing options around.
Though there are many transfer printers available for complex designs to prepare transfer stickers using traditional screen printing and digital printing methodologies. It can be transferred to the garment with unlimited colour options.
Qikink uses heat transfer method to print on demand inside neck labels and outside brand labels.
Embroidery is classy. It is evergreen, with lots of printing methods being introduced embroidery holds onto its place for ages.
Embroidered logo is best suited for Polo T-Shirts, Cap and Apron.
Embroidery on demand is possible by digitising the designs upfront. The digitised designs are used to embroider against the order and dispatch.
The above given are various printing methods available for T-Shirt printing with Qikink.
Design and sell various niche products using the above techniques like glow in dark T-Shirts, All over Printed T-Shirts and much more.
Let me know in comments if you try anything or if you are expecting any new printing technique.