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Choosing your printing method for your T-Shirts

Updated: Mar 27

Some printing techniques are best suited for specific fabrics and at the same time, a certain printing technique might be best suited for a job depending on the job’s volume. Moreover, the printing method you end up using will also be influenced by the number of colors in the design you are planning to print. With so many variables, it gets difficult to choose a printing technique!


At Best Services we found the best T-Shirt printing services to make your search for the right person for the job easier and hassle-free. The T-Shirt printing services listed with Best Services SA are proven to be the best with years of experience and most importantly focus on great customer service.

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1. Screen Printing

Equipment needed: Screens, Press, Exposure unit, dryer

Screen printing is the most popular and widely used printing process for beautiful t-shirts, especially when you are printing in bulk. It involves using screens to apply ink to the t-shirts. The resulting artwork is of very high quality and can last a long time. It is very cost-effective as well when used effectively. In this process, ink is applied to the t-shirt directly through mesh screens.


Screening Printing Process goes like this – A screen made of a finely woven fabric called mesh is stretched over a wooden or aluminum frame. This Mesh Screen is pressed up against cloth to place paint onto t-shirts one color per screen.