29 Jan What is the difference between Screen Printing, Digital Direct-to-Garment Printing, and Dye-Sublimation printing?
What is the difference between Screen Printing, Digital Direct-to-Garment Printing, and Dye-Sublimation printing?
Screen Printing is our specialty, but it is one of many options available. Each method has its own advantages, with Screen Printing being the most versatile.
– Screen Printing is the process of passing ink through a mesh stencil onto t-shirts, other garments, and consumer goods like circuit boards, ceramics, and tons more
– Direct-to-Garment is a digital printer, that prints directly onto the fabric. Also known as ‘DTG’. Since it’s like a typical home printer, it can output multiple colours and photographs right onto a t-shirt.
– Dye-Sublimation Printing is the process of printing onto a special heat-transfer paper, and transferring it onto the fabric with heat and pressure.
Screen Printing is a versatile process and automatic presses are capable of producing hundreds of prints per hour. When you think you’ll need 12+ of the same design, then Screen Printing will be your best bet for quality, versatile garment choices, and economical pricing.
Check out our blog post for a full rundown: Screen Printing vs. Direct-to-Garment and Dye Sublimation: What are the Pros & Cons?
Still having trouble deciding? When our Screen Printing Services aren’t the best solution for your project we will always be happy to recommend a local shop that can meet your needs, when available. Get in touch today!