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The 5 Most Popular Ways of Screen Printing a Custom T-shirt

Five Most Popular Ways of Screen Printing a Custom T-shirt.

So, you’re trying to figure out the best option for your businesses apparel. You’ve come to the right place. Here are the 5 most popular ways of screen printing.

  1. 1. Vinyl

    Vinyl is a great solution. It’s easiest described as a liquid plastic adhered to the shirt. It’s the most popular style of screen printing. And, it’s great for logos and designs made of solid colors. You can wear these practically anywhere, work, family gatherings, the dog park . . . anywhere. However, this can be hot if your doing manual labor outdoors. So, if you want a large design for your outdoor business, you may want to consider a different style of printing.
     
  2. 2. Water Based Ink Discharge

    Water based ink is more friendly to the environment. This ink dyes the shirt and the print is bright and true to color. T-shirts using this ink are great for outdoor work, the ink feels softer and the fabric is breathable. This print choice can be worn in various types of weather and will last as long as your t-shirt does.
     
  3. 3. Plastisol Ink

    Another great option for breathability is plastisol ink. This doesn’t dye the fabric, but it wraps around the fibers. What an awesome choice if you don’t want to change the color of your t-shirt. This way you still get the popular vinyl look and a good breeze.
     
  4. 4. Shimmer Ink

    Looking for some dazzle? Well, Shimmer ink is the way to go. We can’t help but to think about a ladies night out with a bit of glam — or a fun child focused business. This is eye catching and reflects the light. It has fine glitter flakes that will make your design flash. After washing your t-shirt you may want to air dry it since using high heat may reduce the shimmer.
     
  5. 5. Puff ink

    If you want to get a little more creative, try puff Ink. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Puffy ink. You can use this for your entire design or just a few words that you want to stand out. If you want a few words to get a little extra attention this is the screen printing choice for you. We think it looks pretty cool on a custom hat.

For longevity, wash your custom screen printed t shirt inside out, in cold water and dry on low heat.

Get a quick quote and desugn a tee here. Give us a call at 732.759.8719 if you have any other questions or stop by our shop in West Long Branch.

Happy Printing!

NJ Ink Shop

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