Not Just T-Shirts started off as a T-Shirt and garment printers, so this is something we know a bit about. If any of the below confuses you just give us a call and we will advise you which method is suitable for your project.
We have several methods of printing available toenable us to get the best solution for your individual printing job. Below is a list of the main printing methods we use and a little bit about them to help you decide which one is for you.
Vinyl printing is one of the most popular ways of printing T-Shirts and hoodies as it’s easy and cheap to produce one offs and small runs. If you have your logo in a decent format or you just want some text then there is no setup fee for vinyl printing. Don’t worry if you don’t have your image or logo in a perfect file as we can sometimes find a better version on the internet or from our vast range of stock designs. Failing this we can redraw your logo for a charge.
Pros – Vinyl printing is very vibrant and many colours are available including metallic, fluorescent, pattern as well as standard colours. Vinyl is ideal for stag & hen nights printing. Cheap for small print runs.
Cons – We’ve all seen vinyl printing peeling off of T-Shirts. There are usually a couple of reasons for this, it could have been incorrectly applied (wrong temperature), using cheap vinyl’s or not following the washing instructions correctly.
Caring for vinyl printing
We recommend that you wash at 40 degrees or less, don’t use a fabric softener, then wash and iron your garment inside out. Some prints are OK in a tumble dryer but some need to be avoided, we can advise on this. We only use premium brand vinyls which are tried and tested so you can rest assured our vinyl prints will stay put!
We have a full colour printer which can print onto a large range of media. These prints are ideal for multi-coloured prints such as football sponsor logos and photos. Cheap for small runs.
Pros – Enables full colour printing onto garment. Very economical.
Cons – Can feel thick on the garment. Wash same as vinyl printing.
Screen printing often produces the best finish as the ink is applied directly to the garment. Typical band T-Shirts are made this way.
Pros – Great feel and finish to your T-Shirts, Cheap “per unit” cost.
Cons – Expensive setup which often restricts the use of screen printing as the setup usually bumps up the “unit cost” for printing runs of under 50-100. Once initial order is produced extra prints are not possible without incurring extra setup costs again.
We also offer a full printing service available including printed banners, posters, business cards, flyers and many more. Just give us a call and we will be happy to give you a quote.