For an event, a business creation, or simply to spread a message, you want to make customized t-shirts, or, as we say, to mark your T-shirts. How are designed your t-shirts and what should you do? On the way to the main stages!
How is a t-shirt marked ?
Customized t-shirt - Step 1 - Creating a picture/logo at the right format
Of course, first of all, you need to have something to print on your t-shirt ! It can be a logo, a photo or a picture, that’s the creation step.
Once it is done, the important thing is your file format. High-quality is needed. The higher the quality of the initial file is, the higher the result will be.
For an optimal quality and a finished t-shirt as good as expected, we recommend you the following formats : .AI, .PSD, PDF, EPS.
For more information about file formats, click here: https://www.printmytransfer.com/file-format-ai-psd-pdf-eps-which-format-online-printing
Step 2 - Choose the textile of your customized t-shirt
When the picture has been created, you must think of the textile on which you will print it. You must define :
- The textile type : t-shirt, cap, sweater, etc.
- The type of fabric : Organic cotton, polyester, linen, cotton/elasthane, softshell, nylon, etc.
- The textile color : Light or dark
You now can visualize your project more clearly. Let’s practice and make customized textiles !
Step 3 - Ordering a screen-printed transfer : the preferred technique to mark t-shirts
You must know there is not an only solution to meet this need. Every technique has its advantages and disadvantages. We are now going to present the screen-printed transfer, one of the best known marking techniques, which meets most of the textile, color and matter needs. The ideal choice for your t-shirt !
It is very adaptable : it is known for its professional result and its long-term quality. It is suitable for many projects and it is our favourite technique.
In a few words, screen-printed transfer consists in the heat transfer of screen-printing inks, previously put on an intermediary transfer paper. This operation is done via a press kept at a certain temperature.
Concretely, how does it work to get your transfer done ?
It’s quite easy ! Send your artwork via the website www.printmytransfer.com, from which you can make modifications on your initial artwork and see the result. Then, the transfers are factory-made and sent in packages.
For more informations about the techniques for creating screen-printed transfers, please click here.
Step 4 - T-shirt marking : apply the screen-printed transfer thanks to a heat press machine
After receipt of the transfers, the last step consists in applying your transfers on the t-shirts thanks to a heat press machine.
A heat press is a plate-made press that permits, thanks to the heat produced, to bond the screen-printed transfer on your textile.
For more informations about how using a heat press machine, please, read this article : https://www.printmytransfer.com/how-use-heat-press-machine
That’s it ! You now know how to mark your t-shirts and get customized t-shirts !