Options for printing designs with photos
CustomInk offers three different options when it comes to printing photographs on a shirt. When trying to decide which option to choose, just give our Sales/Service department a call! We can talk you through which option would look best on your specific artwork! Here are the choices:
Full-Color Process Printing
To maintain a photographic quality print with screen printing, we can proceed with a Full Color Process print. Process printing gets great results, looks best on white fabric, and has a minimum of 48 shirts because of the setup involved in printing.
If you are looking to print a photograph on a tight budget, a monotone halftone print is the best option! Using halftone printing (similar to newspaper print, with dots of ink closer or further apart to create an image), we can print on any light-colored shirt (white is best)! Halftone printing also works well if the original image is smaller or of a lower image resolution, since halftone printing does not have the same level of detail as a process print.
Expert artists from our art department can redraw your photograph, to make it more suitable for screen printing. This involves our artists simplifying the shading and fading of your photograph, moving away from a photographic print towards a graphic look. You have the control over how many colors the image is redrawn with, so this is a great option towards controlling order cost.
Full-Color Process Printing requires an image with a resolution of 200 DPI (dots per inch), however halftone and redraws can proceed with a lower quality. Artwork issues can be confusing, so if you are not sure which option works best, please give us a call at 1 800 293 4232 to discuss your designs with a professional.
We can talk you through what options you have to choose from, can give you a one-on-one design consultation, and even a quote, for free!