Thsirt Printing 101: Going To Press :
Tshirt man makes a center line and several cross hairs at different levels so I can line them up with different parts of the design on the screen. To make your center line go all the way from end to end, measure the center with a ruler and make marks down the length. Then use a long straight edge you can "connect the dots" sort to speak. You can also make a "center line" to the left of the actual center line to get your crest prints, (over the heart), set up too. The position of that line may depend on where your shop likes to position that print. This is most useful when setting up the first screen. It makes it easy to get the design as a whole centered and lined up. Print a test print on a rag shirt on the pallet and then setting up the other screens after that you will use the registration marks on the test print on the pallet. I think the most important thing is to get to know the press. Sometimes presses can have certain characteristics and knowing them is your best tool to speed up your set up time. When I say that, it can mean simply from press to press of the same make or even presses of different brands. So, ultimately, experience will get you moving faster.
Shopping around let you think of getting the best items in town but you decide to not continue in getting them on the cart because you feel that it makes sense to keep personalized items. You may like to buy t-shirts which would show your oneness when you are together. If you will just shop all these items, you will never give them high value because you can just see them everywhere. However, when somebody takes an effort to buy a certain item and think about printing an image that you like, then, you feel that you are given so much value.
If you want to offer all the people who are very close to you personalized items, then, you would look for custom imprint services out there. If somebody celebrates his birthday, he would never want to ask you to bring him a new car since it is very expensive and ideal. He would choose to get a bag that has an imprint of the face of his favorite star. A family reunion is one thing that you want to hold so if you want to have a good time with them, you should be creative enough about sending each person a souvenir item like shirts. Find a company out there that would do a custom imprint to the shirts to highlight your clan name.
You can also do the same if you are spearheading a class reunion. Once you have already thought of the things to be given as souvenirs, you can already pick a company that will print the class picture there to make them personalized.
Detail is king but keep things simple: Everyone appreciates great drawing ability and attention to detail. There is nothing better than seeing a really well executed masterpiece on a tee, that you can study for hours. But equally, some of the most classic designs have been the simplest and get the message across through their simplest form. Anywhere in the middle and you may struggle to deliver a successful design.
Multi-Color Custom Tshirt Print Sequences: When printing multi-color prints on light shirts you generally print the lightest color to darkest color OR the smallest print area to the largest area. This sequence, along with the right ink viscosity will help minimize ink picking up on the screen bottoms. This is called build-up and is a common problem in multi-color printing. The easiest way to line-up screens on a multi-color print is to make a print of the outline or main color and just line-up the other screens to the print. Sure you may get a little ink on the bottom of the screen but guess what? It will wipe right off.
It makes a lot of sense for you to think about getting not only limited services so you have to find a flexible printing company. But, for them to be flexible, it makes a lot of sense if they could manage to print on whatever kind of material you want to bring on to them. It will give you an advantage as you never have to look for other printing venues just to let other materials custom-printed.
Another factor is the price. It will be beneficial on your part if they could give you quotes and discounts depending on the number of items that you wish to be custom printed.
The quality of work has to be evaluated also. It would be great if they could show you samples of their work so that you will know how good they are in terms of printing.