Now I would like to mention that in this article I have frequently compared T-Shirt transfer printing to screen printing. Screen printing has two distinct benefits. You are able to use white ink and the ink for screen printing is designed specifically for fabric.
But those things are just some of the gifts that technology and time has granted us. Today, you can think of your own t-shirt designs and have shirts with your choice of color, style, and print made only for you. But the best part is that these customized t-shirts won’t even cost you a thumbnail-sized percentage of designer t-shirts sold by those fancy retail shops. We need not ask why custom t-shirts are making their rounds quite fast.
This is almost easy for you to guess, but we will cover anyway. Each band, rock and roll or not, should their own custom T-Shirts for sale. Believe it or not, those limited edition band t-shirts were sold for thousands in some online auction site. Fans love to be able to show your enthusiasm for their favorite bands, it’s a sign of appreciation and they wear it like a medal. Cool right?
Another reason for the popularity of T shirt design competitions that it’s an ideal way for people who want to get into design or fashion to get recognised. They might also want to see how they do when compared against the competition, or profession T shirt designers.
Digital printing is another method that is used for t-shirt printing. This is printing method which is gaining popularity gradually. For printing the t-shirt, it is stretched on a frame below the ink jet printer head. The printing on the garment is done exactly as it is done on the paper. Inkjet transfer paper is used for printing the same design on large number of garments with ease. This method is good to choose if you want to reproduce certain photographic prints, logos or other multi-colored images.
Secondly, you can work in your branding or advertising message onto the shirts. You can design shirts in any possible configuration: printing on the front, back, sleeves and/or hemlines.
Once your design is set, you’ll need to decide on the type of custom apparel you want to have done. You can either screen print the shirts (the most popular choice), heat transfer, direct to garment print, or print with special effects like «distressed» printing. This is the «washed out» type of look you get that is presently very popular on custom t shirt printing.
The next advantage is that you can have full color printing. Since your design is printed with a color laser or an inkjet printer you are able to have as many colors as you like. This allows photos or graphics with gradient fills (blending from one color or shade to another color or shade) to easily be used.