Jubilant Cargo can help you design a shirt for your organization that your team members will love. Custom t shirts are one of the more popular ways to showcase your brand. More than half of consumers across all age groups report owning a branded t-shirt. If you would rather design your own shirt, we can take your design or sketch and make it ready for printing.
For fewer than 12 garments, heat transfer (vinyl and sublimation) and Direct to Garment (DTG) printing are available. Organizations might also turn to these processes for designs that have more colors than can be accomplished with screen printing. Vinyl is the best option for personalizing athletic uniforms.
Screen Printing: Screen printing is best when a design incorporates six or fewer solid colors. Because of the set up required for screen printing, a minimum of 12 shirts is required, and the price per shirt goes down with larger quantities. Designs with more than three colors require more than 12 shirts. The plastisol ink used in screen printing delivers a durable print that will last through many home washes.
Screen printing is a versatile and low cost solution for outfitting a team or group. Screen printing delivers a more sporty or casual look than embroidery, and it can also be used to embellish a variety of fabrics. Screen printed garments are an ideal way to give a unified look to an event, and popular options like screen printed t-shirts will continue to deliver brand impressions over a long period of time. Choose from multiple imprint locations for your custom shirts.
Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing: When a design has more than six colors or incorporates gradients, DTG printing may be the best option. As a digital process, there is no limitation on the number of colors a design can employ. While it can accommodate a full spectrum of colors, DTG does have a few limitations. While new printers and treatments are entering the market that can print on polyester, most direct t-shirt printers can only print on cotton shirts. Since the shirts are run one at a time, DTG printing is not well suited for high volume printing.
Vinyl Transfers: If you require fewer than 12 shirts, vinyl transfers may be the best option. In this process, vinyl is cut out and adhered to the garment under high temperature and pressure. This is the perfect process for team uniform names and numbers. Vinyl comes in a variety of colors, patterns and thicknesses to achieve the desired look. Choose from solids, glitters, metallics, iridescent rainbow colors, and foils. We can also print on vinyl for a full color design if DTG is not an option.
Dye Sublimation: For polyester shirts, dye sublimation is the best method to achieve a full color design. Because the ink is actually dyeing the shirt, light colored shirts are required. If a shirt other than white is used, the image will take on or be tinted by the color of the shirt. This process also requires high temperature and pressure to transfer the design onto the garment. Dye Sublimation produces a permanent design that will not wash out of the garment.