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How To Find The Right Printing Company?

How To Find The Right Printing Company?

What Is A Clothing Printer?

Most people know what screen printing is and have a piece of working knowledge of how screen prints are produced. This printing method has been around for a long time, patented by an Englishman named Samuel Simon in 1907. 

Screen printing was the primary method for printing clothing for almost 100 years until the early 2000s. Although screen printing is still used in some printing companies for large print runs. Most Clothing printers now use DTG (direct-to-garment) clothing printers. The first printing machine was developed in 1996 and named "Revolution". DIS of Bradenton, a US company based in Florida, built the device with the help of inventor Matthew Rhome. Rhome, an inventor at DIS, has been working on the DTG project for some years and was granted a US Patent in August 2000, making it the first DTG patent.


Our Knorrit avalanche DTG Machine

Why Does Clothing Printing Cost So Much...?

Clothing Printing machines are expensive, ranging from £17K to over a million pounds for a single unit, so a clothing printer must sell many prints to recoup their investment. Other expensive pieces of equipment in the printing process are the inks and pretreatment solution, with the white clothing printing inks being more costly than gold by weight, costing upwards of £200 to £300 per litre.

What Are The Advantages Of Modern Clothing Printers

Direct to Garment printers have some significant advantages over conventional screen printing techniques. The printing method is very similar to your inkjet printer at home; however, they are much larger but apply the ink in a comparable way. Applying the ink to the clothing digitally allows for a higher resolution, producing a more detailed print (down to the pixel). Also, another advantage of modern clothing printers is that you are not limited to a hand full of colours like in silk screen printing. DTG machines have a high colour range of over 3 million colours allowing for print on photos on t-shirts and other clothing types.

t-shirt print

The Eco Way Of Printing Onto Clothing

For those who want to start a UK vegan clothes brand, DTG printing is the way to go. Although the inks are expensive, they are extremely environmentally friendly as they are water-based, not oil-based, like older clothing inks of the 1990s. 

sustianable clothing and printing


'If sustainability is high on your priorities list, we recommend choosing clothing items from our Stanley Stella collection. This clothing brand matches high-designer quality with sustainable fabrics and materials.'   

How To Find The Right Printing Company?

Now that you know a little about clothing printing machines, it's time to learn how to find the right printing company for you. We would obviously recommend using the T-Shirt Bakery, as we are one of the leading companies in our field. However, let's take a less biased approach... What should you look out for when ordering custom-printed clothing?

Clothing Printers

 If you need to find a company that will print your clothing, there are several things you should consider before choosing one. First, ensure that the company has the equipment necessary to do what you need. Ask them about their turnaround times and shipping policies. You'll also want to check out reviews online to see how satisfied customers were with the service.

When placing a large order, please speak to the company on the phone and ask for help and advice. They might be able to assist you with your design or preparing the artwork for print.

You want to find a print company which will work with you, not against you. Our team has years of experience working with companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. We offer free estimates, and we'll work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

If you're looking for a company that offers custom apparel printing, we recommend checking out our online store. You'll find everything from t-shirts to hoodies, and more. Our team of experts will help you choose the right design for your business, and then we'll print it on high quality materials. Once your order is complete, we'll ship it directly to your doorstep.

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