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T-Shirt, Bag & Garment Printing

We’ve been printing T-Shirts since 1995 for the Retail, Sportswear and Music Industries.
We’ve gained a lot of experience and can advise on the best print techniques and garments for your designs.

Most of our T-Shirts are screen printed – inks are printed directly onto the shirt.

This is the most reliable technique to achieve a long lasting print as the inks can penetrate into the cotton. For each colour in your design we make a screen with which we print a layer of colour onto the TShirt. We print each colour in sequence to reproduce your artwork. So the more colours in your print the more screens we need to make and the longer it takes us to print your TShirts. Our pricing structure reflects this. We offer a wide range of ink finishes and special effect inks – see Print Methods for more details.

5 colour discharge print for Creation Rebel brand

 

 

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GALLERY

HANON X ADIDAS • Waterbased ink merch bag
4AD • Waterbased ink

PRINT METHODS

 

Discharge Ink

A category of Water-Based inks used on coloured and dark cotton. It uses a bleaching system to replace the dye in the garment with the colour you want in your print. It has the same properties as Water-Based inks described above. We can’t guarantee the same colour accuracy with this system as with Plastisol. Some garments are not compatible with this system and we won’t know till we test one.

 

Plastisol Ink

Traditionally T’Shirts are printed with Plastisol inks – a plastic paste that cures on heating. It’s a very stable and reliable system but large prints can be too thick for some and a Water-based alternative would be best. We can combine Plastisol and Water-based for a soft and durable finish.

Waterbased Ink

For a soft feel and a print that’s in the fabric rather than sitting on the fabric water based inks are the way to go. Arguably not as durable as Plastisol inks they can appear worn sooner as garment fibres stand up through the print over time.

Photographic & tonal prints

Our photographic TShirt work is excellent and we can achieve superb reproductions of Black & White images, Duotone and Colour images. We use various techniques depending on the garments, image and order size.

Full colour images

We use traditional CMYK or Spot Process to reproduce your colour designs. Please note that its often not economical to print runs of less than 100 with these techniques. Less is more is a good rule of thumb for Screen Print design. Some of the best T-Shirt designs use only 2 or 3 colours.

Glitter Ink and Metallic Foil

Consider a metallic glitter or metallic ink. We also stock a good range of metallic foils for that eye-catching shiny metallic finish. Applied using an adhesive this is a 3 step process and costs reflect that.

Fluorescent Ink

Choose from our range of fluorescent inks for maximum impact.

Reflective ink

We use only the best retro-reflective textile ink. Comes as a mid grey base but can be tinted slightly to suit your design. Avoid very fine detail.

Expanding ink

An ink additive that makes inks rise and expand during curing to give a 3D effect.

OUR SERVICES

 

Screenprinting

Most of our TShirts are screen printed – inks are printed directly onto the shirt. This is the most reliable technique to achieve a long lasting print as the inks can penetrate into the cotton. For each colour in your design we make a screen with which we print a layer of colour onto the TShirt. We print each colour in sequence to reproduce your artwork. So the more colours in your print the more screens we need to make and the longer it takes us to print your TShirts. Our pricing structure reflects this. We offer a wide range of ink finishes and special effect inks – see Print Methods for more details.

Embroidery

We also offer a trade embroidery service for our retail clients for orders over 100 pieces.

Artwork & Colour Separation

Artwork charges are only necessary if your image requires complex colour separation or if you are unable to supply artwork to our basic specifications. We’re always happy to give advice to keep any artwork charges to a minimum for you. Our artwork guidelines aim to clearly explain what we need from you in order to process your order swiftly and to make sure you get the results you want.

Garment finishing

After printing we offer a comprehensive finishing service. Add value to your range with custom woven labels or inside neck prints. We can fold and bag garments for easy storage and resale. Our garment bags are sealed with size tape. We can print and attach Swing tags or Sticker tags using Kimball tags We can apply transfers to your garment after printing. We can produce and apply barcode stickers.

Stock holding

We have ample storage for your stock. Order in bulk and have your order printed and shipped when it suits. We also offer a fulfilment service – splitting orders and shipping to multiple deliveries under plain wrapping.

Transfer printing & application

With our extensive set up of print equipment we can provide and apply transfers for all situations. Options include Foil Transfers, Litho Transfers, Digital Transfers, Screen Printed Transfers. You’ll find full details on our Print Methods page. You’re welcome to supply your own transfers for us to apply.