UNSERE DRUCK- UND STICKTECHNIKEN IN DER ZUSAMMENFASSUNG - KLINGT SPANNENDER ALS ES IST ;)
Direct to Garment Printing (DTG)
You take an Inkjet printer, increase its size tenfold and feed it with shirts instead of paper. Then you've got yourself a dtg-printer. It prints every detail of the picture onto the fabric, after which its fixated properly for durability.
There are virtually no limits with dtg-printing in regards to resolution and colour and colour gradient for designs. Especially transparencies in the design that incorporate the fabric colour into the motif, are particularly effective. Every substance and paint used in the dtg-process are certified by Oeko-Tex for their safety.
Foil- and Flockprinting
Good ol' foil pressed on shirts with big ironing presses. Pretty standard, but extremely durable. Usually the foil is more durable than the actual shirt. Flock printing is the classic bristly variant of the foils, including a fluffy factor ;)
The designs are cut from a foil with a plotter and then pressed onto the cloth with heat. Everything is done by manual work. In this method, the amount of usable colours is very limited. One colour = one foil to put on the cloth. Intricate designs are not possible to print with this technique. Flock-foil is a bit thicker with a velvet surface. Flexfoil, in comparison, is much thinner and flexible.
If you ask yourself, do you have a couple of elderly folk sitting around here stitching intricate patterns onto baseball caps, you are dead wrong ;P
For that, we have ROBOTS! Faster, better looking results and maybe taking over the world soon.
With our embroidering machines we can stitch designs onto most textiles. The cloth or cap is clamped into the machine and the design is stitched according to a digital design file. Placement of the embroidery is not limiteddes. Even multicolor 3D-embroidery is possible. In this case a so called 'puffy' is stitched into the design to make a raised, highlighted area.
If a complex design is ordered very often or if more than 50 T-shirts with the same motif are needed, we switch to silkscreen printing. In silk-screen printing, as the name suggests, the colour is applied to the textile using a fine-mesh fabric. With this technique, color gradients can be created by rasterizing the whole design. Stencils on the screen determine where ink is applied.
Normally, however, you will not receive a screen printed T-shirt from us. We usually produce on-demand, but we are always ready to handle larger orders.