T-shirts and Printing on Textiles

The cotton T-shirt is, without question, the most common item printed on for promotional purposes. In our company, T-shirts usually take a ride on the merry-go-round (a slang expression for the turntable). Instead of seats they need tables that they are pulled over; they are straightened and carried to the individual inks, drying positions and, finally, the dark, hot tunnel where the new look is cured and fixed forever.

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Technologies used for textile printing applications

  • We use direct screen printing for the batch printing of dozens to tens of thousands of pieces. We have several turntables available; the highest level of our equipment is represented by a twelve-colour semi-automatic machine capable of printing designs of a size up to 600x400 mm. The resolution of the printing rasters is 65 lpi.
  • Thermal transfer screen printing is needed for fine printing on structured and otherwise problematic fabrics. Because of the transfer over paper, it offers a higher level of detail than direct screen printing but the life is a little shorter and the price a little higher. The resolution of the printing rasters is 65 lpi.
  • Flocking results in a highly resistant print and is therefore often applied to workwear or carpets.
  • Cut thermal plaster graphics applications are suitable for small-volume and single-piece orders. It is often used for placing numbers on textiles.
  • Cut digital printed thermal transfer graphics were initially only used in single-piece production. However, they have been gaining in popularity in larger volumes if the customer requests high (digital) resolution of full-colour designs. The print can be protected with a liquid UV coating to increase its life.

We would advise against:

  • Washing printed fabrics at temperatures above 40 °C.