Print Methods

This is how we print: Digital Print

Digital Direct

Digital Direct

 

In computer-controlled production, the colours are sprayed onto the item. Digital Direct is Spreadshirt’s new standard print method, as it’s the most favoured choice. More about Digital Direct

  • Available for all file formats
  • Brilliant print results
  • Smooth surface thanks to dyed-in-fabric prints

Thermo Sublimation

Thermo sublimation

 

The design is initially printed on a transfer foil and then put onto the product by means of thermal evaporation.

  • Used to print on accessories like mugs and phone cases
  • Available for all file formats
  • Minimum resolution for pixel graphics: 400dpi
  • The product’s surface will be colourised

Digital Transfer/
Laser Transfer

Laser Transfer

 
 

The design is initially printed on a transfer foil and then printed on the product by applying heat. White products receive a transparent foil, colour products a white transfer foil.

  • Used to print on accessories like bags and caps
  • Available for all file formats
  • A matte foil creates a design that can be easily sprayed on the product

This is how we print: Plotting

Flex Printing (smooth)

Smooth (flex print)

 

The design is printed on matte foil and then heat-pressed onto the product.

  • Suitable for text and smaller designs (e.g. logos)
  • The template needs to be a vector graphics file.
  • Max. 3 colours per design

Flock Printing (velvety)

Velvety (flock print)

 

The design is cut out of a velvety foil and then heat-pressed onto the product.

  • The template needs to be a vector graphics file.
  • Max. 3 colours per design
  • The design sticks out slightly but visibly, and it feels velvety-smooth.

Special (flex printing)

Special (flex print)

 

This special kind of flex printing is done by using special effect foils, e.g. glitter or glow-in-the-dark.

  • The template needs to be a vector graphics file.
  • Suitable for text and simple designs
  • Only one colour per design possible

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