Not everyone is educated on the process of printing on T-shirts. This page offers all the information you need to understand more about the process.
Understand the max print sizes and placements for the following items:
WHY CORRECT ARTWORK IS SO IMPORTANT
Sending us print ready artwork to our standard is crucial if you want your order printed in the best possible quality and within a proper turnaround time. Please follow our Artwork Guideline Tutorial to learn the step by step process to ensure you are sending in print ready artwork. The most crucial part of artwork is the resolution or DPI. If your artwork is low in resolution, your final product will not be printed to it’s full potential and the print could reflect that. If you are not a graphic artist, you may want to seek the help a professional to take care of this task for you. We offer Graphic Artwork Services at a reasonable rate if needed. While it may not seem feasible to add on more costs, it could be a huge help in the long run. We can help with any aspect of your artwork process whether it is creating it from the start, or manipulating it to be print ready. Having your artwork print ready from the start or even before you place your order will help the process run smoothly.
SOME SHIRT COLORS WON’T DISCHARGE
Discharge ink has a limitation; it will not print properly on cotton blends or certain jewel tone shades such as: red, purple, jade, turquoise, royal blue, and kelly green. If you are looking for a soft-hand print in both look and fee, we recommend choosing a quality garment that is 100% cotton and a non-jewel tone shade. If a “vintage” look is what you are after, please consult with a Tagless Threads Team Member to ensure proper ink-to-garment compatibility.
SELECTING INK COLORS
Selecting ink colors can be tricky and paying attention to the color rules is key. Some mis-leading factors come into play when selecting colors for your artwork. These factors include: your computer screen brightness and placement, garment colors, and room lighting. We recommend purchasing a PMS Pantone color book for referring to particular colors.
Current Ink Colors We Offer
WHICH SHIRT COLORS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH DTG PRINTING
The DTG (or Digital or Direct to Garment Printing) print method is a great alternative to Standard Screen Printing. It can print an infinity amount of colors with one print pass, it does not require color separation, and it can print full color photos or original artwork. There is one downfall to our DTG print method; it will not print white ink. This means that if you are looking for dark garments such as black,brown,navy,and purple you will not want to choose this print method. The ink color must be darker than the shirt in order to show up with DTG Printing. For example, navy ink on a light blue shirt would come out great where as light blue ink on a navy shirt would not show up.
AS SHOWN ON THE LEFT: The ink color must be darker than the shirt in order to show up with DTG Printing. For example, navy ink on a light blue shirt would come out great where as light blue ink on a navy shirt would not show up. The easiest way to think about it is, always choose a darker ink/artwork color than the selected shirt color.
WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU HAVE WHITE IN YOUR IMAGE