Difference between vinyl print, heat transfers and silk-screening

A lot of customers has been asking us what is the difference between the different printing options. So here is a quick summery:

Heat transfer: This is a print – it is printed by a inkjet printer and then ironed / pressed onto the shirt. This is the cheapest option of printing and they do not last long. We have decided to not offer this option anymore, unless it is for a shirt that will only be worn once or twice (think kiddies 1st birthday shirts)

Vinyl:  This is the print we prefer to use at the moment. It is cut out by a vinyl cutter. So silhouettes, text etc is a great option. This can however not be used for photos etc.  Vinyl lasts for years and a good option

Silk-screening: This is a more detailed print. We can print photos etc. The silk-screening lasts as long as the shirt lasts.



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