Our clothing products, including t-shirts, long sleeves, hoodies, etc., undergo different printing processes depending on the supplier. The most common methods are traditional silkscreen printing, direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, and discharge printing. Additionally, the clothing brand may vary by product, with popular choices being Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, or Hanes. To find information about the specific clothing brand and sizing details, please refer to the product listing and size chart.
It's important to note that all our clothing is stocked in-house, and we do not work with third-party drop shippers. This ensures that we have control over the quality and availability of our products, providing you with a reliable and efficient shopping experience. All clothing ships from our warehouse in Ohio, USA.
What is the difference between traditional silkscreen printing, direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, and discharge printing?:
1. Printing Process:
- Silkscreen Printing: Involves creating a stencil for each color, and ink is pushed through the screens onto the fabric. Traditional inks are commonly used.
- Direct-to-Garment Printing: A digital process where the design is printed directly onto the fabric using specialized inkjet printers and water-based inks.
- Discharge Printing: Similar to silkscreen printing, but instead of traditional inks, discharge inks are used. These inks remove the dye from the fabric, creating a softer feel.
2. Color Complexity:
- Silkscreen Printing: Limited to a certain number of colors due to the need for separate screens for each color.
- Direct-to-Garment Printing: Suitable for intricate designs with a high level of color complexity, including gradients.
- Discharge Printing: Can be used for designs with multiple colors, but the color range may be more limited compared to DTG.
3. Feel and Durability:
- Silkscreen Printing: Provides a traditional, sometimes thicker feel on the fabric, and durability depends on ink quality.
- Direct-to-Garment Printing: Offers a softer feel, and durability depends on both ink quality and fabric.
- Discharge Printing: Results in a soft feel as it removes dye from the fabric. Durability is influenced by the quality of the discharge inks.