WHAT PRINT METHODS
DO WE OFFER?

Silkscreen, soft touch and more... we have the perfect print on garment for you

Silkscreen uses screens per each color included in the printable graphic

What is Silkscreen?

This printing method is considered “The Industry Standard” for bulk apparel orders. It allows for different types of printing treatments (shimmers, glow in the dark and fluorescents to name a few).

Silk Screen ink is made up of a material called “Plastisol.” Plastisol is a liquid plastic that is squeegeed through a mesh screen to sit on top of the fibers of your shirt.

Silkscreen Advantages

– Great pricing per shirt, starting at 20 quantities
– You have an opportunity to choose one or two passes of ink, to customize your thickness of ink.

Silkscreen Disavantages

– It will never be as high of quality (as long lasting or as soft) as soft touch printing.
– Since it's technically a thin layer of plastic being spread onto the shirt, it will eventually crack and fall off the shirt.
– It is the thickest printing method we do, which means that sweat is bound to build up behind it on hot days

What is Soft Touch?

This printing method is great for anyone that loves an incredibly soft print on their shirts (hence the name). This process is so soft on the shirt because it actually dyes the fibers of the fabric (compared to Silk Screen or Vinyl which puts a thin layer of plastic on the shirt fibers).

The store mascot is wearing a 'Pizza Illuminati' soft touch shirt

Soft Touch Advantages

– As few as one item can be printed at a time (affordably)
– It is a ‘full color' printing option (for lighter fabric colors), which is great for a design with 3+ colors and for photorealistic prints (like a photograph).
– The turnaround time can be incredibly quick (as little as 15 minutes if the artwork is prepped and the printables are in stock)
– Since Soft Touch permanently dyes the fibers, the print will last as long as the material does (even though some fading is normal)
– Soft Touch breathes incredibly well for active individuals. Since it's a fabric dye and not a plastic base, there is no sweat build up behind the print.

Soft Touch Disadvantages

– Since it is a fabric dye, it can only make a fabric darker than it is, not lighter. Meaning, Soft Touch can not be used on really dark fabrics because it does not include the color white in the printing process.
– In order to have the ink dye the fabric, the fabric needs to include cotton. We're unable to do Soft Touch printing on 100% polyester material…at least it needs to have about 30% cotton.
– It will never be as inexpensive as silk screen printing per piece (because it costs more and takes more time to complete a single shirt)

Gold Foil is one of the most requested speciality vinyls.

What is vinyl?

This printing method allows for different types of printing treatments (glitters, metallics, holographics, glow in the dark and reflective to name a few). It is made up of a thin layer of plastic that is cut to shape and it's applied using heat.

Vinyl Advantages

– Awesome printing treatment options that you can't get with other traditional printing methods
– As few as one item can be printed at a time (affordably)
– The turnaround time can be incredibly quick (as little as 30 minutes if the artwork is prepped and the printables are in stock)
– Vinyl is designed to be washed 50+ times without any wear or tear being evident (even with the special treatment options like glitter).

Vinyl Disadvantages

– It will never be as inexpensive as silk screen printing per piece (because it costs more to run and takes more time to complete a single shirt)
– Since it's technically a thin layer of plastic, it still does not breath as well as Soft Touch printing.
– It will never be as inexpensive as silk screen printing per piece (because it costs more and takes more time to complete a single shirt)