How t-shirt printing works

October 26, 2012

If you have ever wanted to have customised t-shirts printed in Silverton or Pretoria East, you may be wondering how the process works. There are a variety of techniques that are used in modern printing today – let us take you through are a few of them.

Screen printing

This is one of the most popular methods of printing today, because it is so versatile. This method takes an image and literally transforms that image onto a t-shirt with a screen that is imprinted onto the item.

The great thing about screen printing is that it can be used on a variety of different fabrics and you can have a full image on the t-shirt should you want to. Screen printing remains an attractive choice, because it is so durable and affordable. It also offers a variety of ways that you can print, so that you are not limited at all. The only downside is that the required printing quanitities tend to be higher.

Digital printing

This is a relatively new method in t-shirt printing. This is where the t-shirt is printed on in much the same way that your printer works at home. This is best used on smaller orders, and it is a cost effective method to use.


This is another method of printing onto t-shirts, where the image is embroidered, or stitched into, the fabric. This is can be done by hand or machine. This is good for small orders and also for smaller artwork. With larger artwork, it can make the t-shirt seem heavy.

If you want to print t-shirts, look no further than Minuteman Press in Silverton. We have the expertiese and equipment in order to provide you with the best solution posssible. Speak to us to find out which method will work best for you.

Contact us for t-shirt printing in Silverton and Pretoria East.