Custom Screen Printing: How to Design an Amazing T-shirt

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Custom Screen Printing: How To Design An Amazing T-shirt

Custom screen printed t-shirts are more popular than ever! Here at the Print Room NZ screen printing is our business and business is good. Branded t-shirts are some of the most effective items that you could offer to your customers, members of your business, organisation, sports team, conference, or event goers. A custom screen printed t-shirt tells a thousand words and communicates your brand values to others if executed well. The Print Room NZ are expert screen printers who are here to help you craft your perfect custom t-shirt. We've outlined in this blog post some key points that you should consider when designing a screen printed t-shirt.

1. It's All In The Inks:
You have two options when it comes choosing inks for screen printing custom t-shirts: plastisol or water base inks.
Each of the inks has particular applications that they are best suited to. It is worth familiarising yourself with these before starting a screen printing order.

Plastisol inks are versatile, cost effective, are great for colour matching and long lasting vibrant colours. Plastisol inks are best for printing on dark coloured t-shirt or for screen printing artwork with gradients or halftones.

Water base ink screen prints are super soft to touch. They are eco-friendly because water base inks contain no plastics or resins, the dyes seep into the fabric rather than sitting on top like plastisol inks to create a beautiful vintage feel t-shirt. Water base inks prints are less common - if you want to create something special with your custom screen printed t-shirts or are creating a retail product we would suggest considering them.

2. Picking The Right Blank T-shirt Is Super Important:
When creating an amazing custom screen printed t-shirt, it is important to choose the right t-shirt to print onto. At the Print Room NZ, we have a wide variety of quality blank t-shirts perfect for screen printing on. Whether you are budget conscious or would like to use a premium super soft t-shirt, we have something for all comers.

You can see our selection of blank apparel by clicking here.

3. We Have All The Resources:
It can be a bit daunting when you've been tasked with the job of organising custom screen printed t-shirt, we're here to make things easy for you. Our designers and screen printers have worked hard to create a range of resources to make the road to the perfect screen printed t-shirt a little easier. Your can find out more about the screen printing process by clicking here or pick up the phone or drop us an email and let's talk. We love working with all sorts of clients from large corporates to small businesses, leavers gear, sports clubs and more; so talk to the screen printing experts here at The Print Room NZ and find out why we're NZ's Most Loved Screen Printers!

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3 Hermond St,
Dunedin 9011
New Zealand.

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