Everything you need to know about T Shirt Printing
What is T Shirt Printing?
T Shirt Printing is essentially putting a Design/Logo on a T shirt in a variety of ways. There are four Types of Printing options you can use at Zevo Global to create a printed T shirt. One of the most commonly selected types is a Digital Printing Transfer with our Roland SG300 machine.
T Shirt Printing with Digital Print Transfers
Digital Printing is the most versatile of the T Shirt printing methods. You can print on most fabrics and use nearly any colour you desire.
Our general turnaround time is between 5 -10 days to complete. The first step in creating a digitally printed T Shirt is uploading your Logo or Design in an .EPS, .AI or High Resolution Jpeg file. The next stage is placing the cut lines around your logo in our design software so that our Digital Printer can print and cut. Your Design/Logo then has the excess Heat Transfer film weeded out manually to then be placed onto application tape. The T shirt is put onto the Heat Press where the Design/Logo is then positioned in the confirmed placement ready for pressing. The T shirt is then pressed for a set amount of time, set temperature and medium to high pressure for the Design/Logo to adhere to the T shirt.
T Shirt Printing with Direct to Garment
Another type of T shirt Printing is Direct to Garment, it is used mostly for Cotton T shirts and other natural fibres. For the most vibrant results Direct to Garment looks fantastic on white cotton T shirts. Please note we do not offer Direct to Garment on dark/black T shirts.
To create a Direct to Garment T shirt you need to upload your Design/Logo to us in an .EPS, .AI or High Resolution Jpeg file. We then check and set the size of the Design/Logo ready for printing (sizing up to 355mm by 405mm). The T shirt is pre-pressed to get any moisture out of the material and to flatten any creases for the best results. It is then placed onto a platform in the Direct to Garment Machine ready for your Design/logo to be inked onto the material. The final step requires a light heat press.
T Shirt Printing with Vinyl Transfers
Vinyl Transfer is another way you can customise your T Shirt. It requires your Design/Logo to be simple and of one colour. The most popular way Vinyl Transfer is used is with Team Names and Numbers. Vinyl Transfer has been a staple in the Custom Apparel Industry for a very long time. In this process you’re required to upload your Design/Logo to us in an .EPS, .AI or High Resolution Jpeg file.
Cut lines are then added around your logo in our design software so that our Digital Printer can cut the Design/logo ready for the weeding process. Your Design/Logo then has the excess Vinyl film weeded out manually. Your T shirt is then put onto the Heat Press where the Design/Logo is then positioned in the confirmed placement ready for pressing. It is pressed for a set amount of time, set temperature and high pressure for the Design/Logo to adhere to the T shirt.
T Shirt Printing with Sublimation
Sublimation is another effective form of printing. It is suited for 100% White/Light Polyester Material. The benefit of Sublimation is that it lasts for the life of the Material as the process bleeds the ink directly into the Polyester.
We first require your Design/Logo to be uploaded in an .EPS, .AI or High Resolution Jpeg file. The next step in producing your Sublimated T Shirt requires your Design/Logo to be printed onto Sublimation Paper (up to A3) from our specialised printer. Your T shirt is placed onto the Heat press where the Design/Logo is then carefully laid face down onto the material. High Temperature, set amount of time and Low to Medium pressure is applied, leaving you with the result of a seamless finish.
If you have any questions regarding uploading files or which T shirt printing process applies to you, please contact us.
Why use Zevo Global?
For superior quality T Shirt Printing services, quick turnaround, extensive colour options and high quality outcomes, look no further! Whether it’s a simple logo or a complex multi-colour design, you can order personalised garments with ease.
Simply use our catalogues or browse our suppliers websites links on our homepage. From here, you can use our contact form to upload your logo/design, we will check your design and send you a quote for your items and preferred decoration within our amazing time frame.
How does the pricing work for your Printing Services?
Each Printing service is different but as a general guide prices start from $9.00-$11.00. When you have more than one Design/Logo placement pricing will increase. We take orders from 1 item to many, there are bulk discounts for volume orders. Please phone (02) 6650 0022 or email [email protected] and our team will supply you with a customised quote.
- A standard logo is applied generally to the left hand side of garments and the centre of caps
- If design/logo requires attention before printing (e.g low quality) A $20.00 Fee will apply unless you can supply a logo file (.EPS, .AI or a High Res .Jpeg)
- Up to 4 basic edits with no charge can be made (i.e change of colour, increase in size, omission of text), however any further edits or changes will incur an edit fee
Following Proof Approval, Orders with Printing will take 5-10 working days depending on our workloads in production at any given time. If you have a tight deadline please speak to the Zevo Team and we may be able to accommodate your specific needs.
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