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7 Things to Consider When All-over T-shirt Printing for Your Business

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Tue, Jun, 26, 2012 @ 14:06 PM

The process of screen-printing shirts has really come a long way. Instead of just choosing a central image for your shirt, you can use a variety of images or patterns when using an all-over printing design. There are many possibilities available to you with when printing your next all-over t-shirt, but there are some things to keep in mind when you’re designing and ordering your shirt.

1. Choose Cotton

You may have had another type of fabric in mind, but when it comes to all-over t-shirt printing, 100% cotton is going to ensure that your design and colors look the very best they can. Cotton allows for more options - as far as where your design can be printed. The cool thing about all-over t-shirt printing, is the fact that the design can be printed all the way up to the neck of the shirt, under the arms and over all of these areas. There are some quality considerations you should be aware of when printing over seams and edges, but remember, cotton allows the flexibility needed for a great screen print design.

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Topics: all-over printing, All-over T-shirt Printing

What's Big In Apparel Decoration?

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Feb, 06, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

At the recent Long Beach ISS show there was a noticeable emphasis on dye sublimation printing. It is quickly becoming the favorite way to achieve all-over prints on t-shirts - even if you only want a few. Sublimation printing on t-shirts has a unique look that is different from screen print and tends to produce a lighter feeling result on the tee.

Advantages of dye-sublimation over other methods of textile printing:

  • Images are permanent and do not peel or fade.
  • Dye does not build up on the fabric.
  • Colors can be are extraordinarily brilliant due to the bonding of the dye to the transparent fibers of the synthetic fabric.
  • Truly continuous tones can be achieved that are equivalent to photographs, without the use special techniques such as half-tone screen printing.
  • The image can be printed all over the entire item, with no difficulty in printing all the way to the edges.
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Topics: all-over printing, decorated apparel, dye sublimation

A Sticky Trick for All-Over Printing

Posted by Jake Saunders on Wed, Aug, 24, 2011 @ 08:08 AM

In order to print over an entire t-shirt, the inside of the garment must be starched. This is the main difference between the basic screen print process and the process of all-over printing.

Starching is the action of spraying a starch-like mist to the inside of a t-shirt.

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Topics: starching, starching tshirts, all-over printing

A Blank Garment, Your Artboard

Posted by Jake Saunders on Mon, May, 09, 2011 @ 10:05 AM

A painting begins with an empty canvas, a novel starts with a blank page, and a song kicks off without a single lyric. Then an inspiration, an idea, or a spark of creativity turns those blank spaces into works of art.

The same goes for decorative apparel. Before a design is screen printed or embroidered on a t-shirt, it is simply a blank piece of fabric. With that blank piece of fabric, the customer can do as they please. Some people like the clean blank t-shirt look, some prefer an all-over print design, and many others go with something in-between.

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Topics: blank apparel, screen printing, all-over printing

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