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What to Know About All Over Printing (AOP)

Posted by George Kilian on Wed, Jul, 27, 2016 @ 11:07 AM

In the printing industry, certain trends come and go, and lately, all over shirt printing is hot.

The all over print, or AOP, is a very striking option that sets apart your promotional apparel from everything else out there. Custom all over print shirts are highly suited to adding flair with patterns like step and repeat, stripes, polka dots, and other simple patterns in super soft inks. However, this method has a vastly underutilized potential for dynamic placement and effect.

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[Infographic] One Color All Over Print Layering Technique

Posted by Jake Saunders on Fri, Aug, 22, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

One thing that plagues us as printers of apparel is those pesky seams. When the squeegee passes over a seam, it disrupts the constant and even pressure it applies. The resulting print will be uneven in the area immediately surrounding that seam.

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Topics: custom t-shirts, all-over print, all-over printed t-shirts

3 All-Over Printing Approaches for Custom T-Shirts

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Fri, Jul, 25, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

All-over printing does encompass the entire surface area of a shirt, however, the are three different approaches a printer might take based on the desired print and style of art. Each approach varies in complexity and price, so please be sure to consult with a sales insider before you finalize your design.

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What to Consider When Designing All-Over Printed T-Shirts

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Oct, 29, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

An easy way to add instant value and eye-popping appeal to a t-shirt is to print an all-over design. You’ve seen this technique employed numerous times in the marketplace. Rock bands, zoos, sports teams and big box retailers all use hip designers to create background textures to create visual interest for the shirt. A simple one or two color all-over print can spice up the shirt so dramatically, that the main elemental logo or design doesn’t need to be too elaborate to sell.

All-over printing only a few years ago was only accomplished by using expensive “belt-printers”. This was specialized equipment used for printing huge designs on t-shirts, but the machinery was so expensive only a few printers in the country used them. Today, refinements in printing technology make this technique possible on normal t-shirt printing presses by exchanging some press components and incorporating correctly built artwork. However, there still is a craftsmanship element needed to utilize this technique correctly, so be sure to discuss your needs with your decoration representative. 

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Topics: all-over print, all-over printed t-shirts

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