The printed t-shirts became a big part of fashion industry in nowadays. There are various techniques that are applied for printing t-shirts. Digital printing technique is one of them.
Digital printing is a process that involves a piece of art being processed by a computer, and then printed directly onto the surface of your material. Digital printing is not a heat transfer process. In this printing technique, the ink is directly adhered to the fabric of your t-shirt.
Digital T-Shirt printing refers to the process of printing a piece of design or graphic onto a T-Shirt using either an inkjet or a color laser printer. It is a relatively new technology with tons of applications over other printing techniques.
What do you need to know before you’re ready to print?
Color: Color is very important before you make a decision to print a design on a fabric. Have fun with your design and play with colors to make your design very attractive and classy. In short, you can use any color which you like, just have fun!!
Fabrics: Fabric is also an essential element as the look of the design is much more dependent on the fabric that you will use. The selection of fabric is largely a matter of taste. We recommend you order a fabric sample book so that you can see and feel the handle of the fabric and also get an idea of how a comparable print looks on each material.
Patterns: Try to choose that design which not includes repeated design. Every piece of cloth is different so the artwork should also be unique for every fabric.
Designs can be created digitally with any graphic design software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Alternatively, existing artwork can be scanned and then digitally manipulated to make a pattern. The design can also be created in such a way that fills an entire yard without repeating, but you may run into issues if the size of the file is too large for the printing service to process.
Benefits of Digital Printing
The following are the major advantages of digital printing:
1) Customization: In offset printing, the plate’s content is essentially imprinting onto the printing material i.e., the content is physically set and cannot be changed by anyone. But in digital printing, there is no such scenario. This means that you can customize each print unit without any annoyance.
2) Eco-Friendly: This printing technique is eco-friendly and don’t cause harm to the environment. It involves ink and chemicals, but still there is no need for plates, chemicals and extra material. It can be directly applied onto the material.
3) Accuracy: With digital printing, you can print samples to check on color accuracy and the like so that you’re printing exactly what you wished-for. The fabric which undergoes direct printing comes out with great accuracy and finishing.
4) Speed: Digital is the perfect option to choose if you need something turned around very fast. Unlike lithographic printing, there is no need to prepare plates in digital printing. Due to this reason, minimal set-up time is required.