What is silk screening printing? Silk screening has been around forever...and there is a reason why! In simplest terms silk screening is pushing ink through a stencil onto fabric to create custom masterpieces. It is very durable, and the washability is excellent. Capable of printing 5 colors + white or 6 separate colors on light shirts, you can make incredible garments that will last. Need more colors in your design? Pending your quantity needed, we can either print your shirt with DTG or silk screen your shirt in four color process (mixing Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black or Key to make full color images). If you are printing a static design in larger quantities, then silk screening is definitely for you! COMING SOON!!! WE WILL BE UPGRADING OUR SILK SCREEN SERVICES SOON which will offer faster turn times and more color options!
What is DTG? DTG, or Direct to Garment printing, is the process of printing full color images directly onto 100% cotton shirts. You can print high quality images with gradients, photos, and complex graphics with ease. The washability is very good and, unlike many DTG printers, we can print on light and dark color shirts with ease. With no screen set up charges, you can print 1 shirt or 100.
What is a heat transfer? Remember when you were a kid and your mom got you an iron-on of your favorite super hero? It was so cool that you didn't care that you had a huge, itchy rectangle on the front of your shirt! Transfers have come a long way from those good 'ole days. T-shirt transfers of today have a soft feel, are printed with high resolution technology, and can be contour cut to match your design...no more itchy rectangles!
Why apparel vinyl? Apparel vinyl is great for jerseys and specialty fabrics that have a design that is not complex. With several colors to choose from, you can get a great multi-color look for your youth football team or softball team without breaking the bank. Vinyl is also a great option when you need to customize names and numbers.
What is a bleed and how do I set it up? Bleeds are the amount of additional background needed to allow an item to be printed and then cut so the color goes to the edge. We typically suggest adding a 1/8'' bleed (background extension) with a 1/8'' print margin. Essentially, a business card that is 3.5 x 2 will have the background set so the actual file will be 3.75'' x 2.25'' while the actual print margin will be 1/8'' from the original cut size of 3.5'' x 2''. Please see the attached link for further explanation or contact us if you have any questions. https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/how-to/set-print-bleed.html
What resolution do I need to set my documents up for to print? You will get the best results by setting your images up to 100% the size you need them output. For digital or offset printing, we recommend a minimum of 300 dpi, however, 600 dpi will garner you a crisper, more rich image. For oversize prints such as banners and posters, we recommend creating your image at 100% size at 72 dpi. If your software cannot create a large banner image at 72 dpi, then we suggest making the image proportional in both size and dpi, i.e. a 4' x 6' banner setup at 12'' x 18'' at at least 300 dpi. (300/4=75). This formula usually works pretty well. Just remember, if you use a raster image (jpg, png, etc.), the larger you enlarge it, the fuzzier it will become!
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