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DTG vs. Screen Printing vs. Sublimation

DTG vs. Screen Printing vs. Sublimation

Screen Printing is the oldest, but still one of the most popular printing methods out there. What happens in screen printing is that a layer of ink is pulled over a set screen, resulting in the production of the design. For every design, there has to be a different dedicated screen.

The working mechanism of screen printing is simple. Firstly, you have to place a stencil of the desired image on the substrate. The placement is followed by pouring ink on the stencil, and then a cotton bar is used to spread the ink over the stencil. The ink penetrates through the pores of the stencil and settles on the fabric. Once dry, the process is complete. Screen printing is often called as silk screening, serigraphy, or serigraph printing.

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Sublimated Shirts: Advice for Doing it Right

Sublimated Shirts: Advice for Doing it Right

Sublimation shirts are excellent for a variety of reasons. Clothing designers can use more space on the shirt, which gives them greater freedom in their graphics. The sublimation process also makes the design part of the shirt, which makes it more comfortable to wear.
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An Overview of Sublimating

An Overview of Sublimating

Most of the time, when a shirt or tee has graphics, the words or images only appear on the front. Sometimes, they may have graphics on the back as well. Printing these can be pretty easy on any kind of shirt made from any kind of clothing material. However, what if your bold idea requires graphics on the front, back, shoulders, sleeves, and every other part of the shirt? When you want an all-over design, sublimation blanks may be your best bet. Here is some information on what you can do with this special type of clothing, as well as what to avoid doing.
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What Is Sublimation?

The process of dye sublimation is actually very simple: it’s the application of dye into clothing to make an image, and this works best when used on polyester material or clothing. Three ingredients are used which include sublimation ink, pressure and heat. The transformation process is when solid dye particles are changed into gas, without ever becoming a liquid. This whole process is similar to that of dry ice.
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