In these modern times, custom printed apparels are very common. They are clothing that are printed according to your style. But some people have not tried wearing one yet. What they usually have in mind is that these clothing are expensive. But the fact is that they can be as cost-effective as other kinds of clothing that can be grabbed from the market. It only takes for you to exert some more effort in seeking out for an apparel printing service that is cheap but of high quality. There are so many choices available out there.
Because of technological improvements, creating a unique style as a T-shirt print is already possible. This was not the case before where customers are powerless in deciding the kind of print that they want for their t-shirts. They usually had to go what's available in stores. But since there are many custom apparel printing tools available today, you now have the opportunity to decide what kind of print will be used for your T-shirt and where exactly in your shirt it will be printed. Thus, you can come up with an apparel that is suited to your style and personality.
And when it comes to deciding for the print, you can get a lot of ideas and insights online.But only the style but even the type of fabric that is ideal to be used for a T-shirt. You can even acquire ideas on how to spend less for this kind of apparel. Since custom t-shirt printing has gone very populous these days, what you need may just be available from the web.
Thsirt Printing 101: Don't Be Afraid of Additives --Most ink on the market it a little too thick to print easily by hand. It generally needs a slight amount of reduction – thinning – to make it work better. Thinning does not mean making it softer so I am talking about adding a curable reducer rather than a "soft hand" additive. A small amount of reducer will make the ink more workable.
As you move your way to finding a t-shirt printing company, it is important to know first what makes up a good service provider. Obviously, there are so many companies online and offline that engage in this kind of operation. Choosing the best and the right one can be a highly challenging thing.
The first to do is to check the website of the company. The simple act of exploring the website of the company will already give you so many information. First thing in line, you will know the company's capacity to print various designs. And then of course, through the testimonial page, you can determine if clients are happy with the kind of service the company is providing them. Other than this, you will know how much will it cost you having T-shirts printed and how long will the finished product be delivered.
Thsirt Printing 101: Choosing The Frame And Mesh:
Standard spot color line art works well on 110 mesh. If there are fine lines and some detail in line work a 205 mesh may suffice. Process halftones with 40 to 55 dpi will work best on a 305 or 355 mesh. A lesser line count like 36 to 40 dpi for a 1 color halftone should work on a 230 mesh. These are by no means any real guide to setting up halftone screens. There are formulas and ways to determine the halftone line angle. Your halftone will be specifically made for your mesh count. Halftones can be tricky to print and need to be set up to avoid Moiré patterns with the mesh itself. Make sure you do your research on this before attempting to do it yourself.
Having shirts printed according to your style and preference is really a great idea. Just be sure to work with the right printing business. 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 one of your friends celebrates his birthday, he would never think about letting you buy a new sports car for him but he would appreciate the fact that you give him an item that has the print of the image of his favorite star. He will keep the item as long as he lives. 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. Just ask your classmates what they want to get after the reunion so you can easily buy a bulk and send them to a printing company to customize them.
Thsirt Printing 101: Taping Off The Screen For Printing
If you have multiple designs on one screen, you will want to obviously cover the designs you are not printing while you print another. If the stencil is not inked, I will tape it off on the ink well side so that it stays clean and I can easily line it up on the pallet for use next. If it something that has already been printed, tape it off on the substrate side to cover the ink already in the stencil. I use pieces of glossy magazine paper with masking tape. Just tear a piece of the glossy magazine paper to fit the design and tape down with masking tape to prevent unwanted ink passage. The longer you leave this on the screen the more difficult it may be to remove and clean out the mesh in the design you have covered during a print run. This is especially true if the area gets ink soaked and ink passes to the magazine paper. It will get oily looking but it will not leave ink on the shirts. It will clog the screen if left for long periods of time but it is possible to clear it out with screen opener.