Passion for Printing
When it comes to t-shirt printing, there's no denying it: we're obsessed. We understand how important your shirt project is to you. That's why we've established exacting standards for print quality and offer multiple printing technologies to ensure that your order will come out great.
Screen Printing Tried and True
Our classic, expertly-handled, proven screen printing method accounts for over 90% of the shirts we make at CustomInk. And with so many of our t-shirts produced through screen printing, you better believe we've got this process down.
Screen printing involves creating a stencil (printers call this a "screen"), and then using that stencil to apply layers of ink on the printing surface. Each color is applied using a different stencil, one at a time, combined to achieve the final look. Screen printing is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, when printing on dark shirts, or specialty products. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which results in brighter colors even on darker shirts.
The fact that these products are printed by hand also allows for unique products like water bottles, koozies and mugs, as the printer can manually handle curved or uneven surfaces. The minimum order quantity on screen-printed items is due to the extra material and preparation time associated with this printing method.
Digital Printing The Way of the Future
Digital printing is the state-of-the-art process we use for items that require high amounts of detail as well as orders of a smaller quantity. Because our digital printer does not use screens, we can print a shirt with much greater detail than traditional screen printing can provide. And since there is no physical set-up, your design can be processed and printed even in small quantities as few as one shirt at a time!
Digital printing is not a heat transfer or appliqué. With digital printing, we take your design straight from the computer and print it directly onto your garment. We've got this method down to an art form, which means that even photographic images can be reproduced in all their glorious detail.
The "no-minimum" products available on our website have been thoroughly tested and approved for digital printing. We are printing perfectionists, and will not enable products or colors that have not been proven to result in the best final product. We are always working to test and add more products, so if your favorite color is not available, we are probably working on adding it soon! Digital printing is available on some of our most popular styles.
Don't want it printed? Our embroidery service is a computer-based process that uses multicolored thread to sew your custom design directly into the garment. For that hand-made, stitched look, our embroidery process has got you covered. With the minimum quantity for embroidered apparel at just 6 pieces for polos and just 12 pieces for hats, it's easy to get the professional look you want for your group.
No matter how your shirts are printed, they are sure to bring your group together. Custom t-shirts have the power to create lasting memories, start new traditions, and unite groups for a common purpose. We’ll take care of the printing so you and your group can show off your awesome shirts - together!