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[Video] Printing T-Shirts Dark & Teelicious Style

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Thu, Jan, 31, 2013 @ 09:01 AM

Screen printing t-shirts is quite a remarkable process. You know the drill when communicating with your sales insider or working out the final nuances with a pre-press artist—however, the real magic happens after all details have been approved and the job goes into production.

Each and every shirt delivered to our dock is counted in by hand and shelved until press time. Meanwhile, film is produced, screens are burned, and ink is mixed. When the production day arrives, the shirts are staged as the printers set up the screens. Once the print team has all the print colors aligned, the shirts are printed, but the journey doesn't end there. 

The QC (quality control) department puts another set of eyes on the shirt to triple check quality and accuracy before passing them to next department for heat pressing, embroidery, or other application. The t-shirts then make their way to the finishing department for folding, bagging, tagging, finishing touches or special pack out with a final QC before boxing.

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Topics: T-Shirt Printing, t-shirts, printed t-shirts

T-Shirt Printing Popular Trends

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Tue, Apr, 24, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

T-shirt printing has been around for some time now. Over the past few decades, the printing of t-shirts has show us many different types of trends and styles. In one of our previous article's “The History of T-Shirt Printing” we talked about how technological innovations have brought the t-shirt to where it is today. In this article, we talk about where the t-shirt trend is now, and how it relates to the process of printing.

With multiple colors & designs when using screen-printing and embroidery techniques, custom t-shirt printing can offer a variety of options. Fashion & clothing trends are changing all the time, sometimes as quickly as overnight. For example, “Casual Friday” was a popular trend within organizations that began 10 to 15 years ago. Now the casual movement has grown to include the entire work-week. The easy to wear apparel formerly reserved for weekends is now allowed every day in companies of all sizes nationwide. 

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Topics: T-Shirt Printing, Custom T-Shirt Printing

The History of T-Shirt Printing

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Tue, Apr, 03, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

The printed t-shirt is so much a part of modern life that most people don’t stop to consider its history. Printed t-shirts, however, did not just fall out of the sky; they came into existence through impressive technological innovations. The garment itself was originally intended to be a man’s undergarment, to be worn under his military uniform or suit. Soldiers and sailors serving during WWII would frequently wear nothing but a shirt and their uniform trousers when off-duty or during especially hot or dirty work days. The t-shirt as a stand-alone garment gained popularity among civilians in the years following the war. 

Textile printing has a much longer history than the t-shirt. The oldest and most time-consuming method of textile printing is woodblock printing. This dates to 3rd century China and relies on a relief design carved into a block of wood, which is then dipped into ink and pressed onto the fabric. Other less labor-intensive techniques were developed during the Renaissance and through the Industrial Revolution.  

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Topics: T-Shirt Printing, t-shirt design size, t-shirt screen print

Make Your Own T-Shirt!

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Fri, Nov, 04, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

Every one has a great idea for a t-shirt. When some one I’ve recently met finds out I work at a print shop, inevitably the conversation goes like this:

“You know what would make a really great t-shirt? (Insert idea here)”

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Topics: custom t-shirt, t-shirt design, T-Shirt Printing

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