The Best Places To Print Your Custom Design For T-shirts
I've previously written a piece on the best websites where you can find awesome T-shirts. It would however also be helpful to know the best Tee-shirt printing companies to take your designs to.
Discussed below are 5 companies based in UK that specializes in the T-shirt printing method of screen printing.
Some finish the job and deliver in a day, and some take a little longer; it depends on the job size. Some companies offer recycled or sustainable garments, while others offer a specialty range of dyes and inks.
Whether you want to print a lot of tees in bulk, or you just need a single bespoke shirt to gift someone, don’t stress, you are covered.
Before I start to fully discuss the various printing companies, first off is a little information about screen printing.
This printing method is time consuming and a bit more expensive. It is however the best option if you want good quality for bulk orders and if you only need one or two colors to print your design.
This is how screen printing works – ink is pushed onto the Tee-shirt through a mesh stencil.
For each color in your custom design, a different stencil needs to be made. After that, all the stencils required are arranged and printed on the tees with an automated press working with same screens.
This traditional process may seem a bit more laborious but the products are usually worth the extra stress.
Discussed below are 5 good screen printing offer and what they offer TeeJunction.
This company has been screen printing since over a decade ago. Monsterpress are well known for the quality t-shirts they produce. Their delivery time is usually between 6- 10 working days.
You have the option to have your design printed in premium standard, plastisol, water bed inks, discharge, or plastisol transfers. You can also choose from a range of nice inks like neon, glow in the dark, metallic and CMYK on Heather.
If you want to have an idea about their competitive rate, check out some of their most famous shirts on the offers page. Their online catalogues also show the cost of individual garments so you’ll calculate price difference.
The minimum order for Monsterpress is 20 pieces per design or garment. If you want better price breaks, I recommend you order between 25 to 50 pieces at least.
Check out their Instagram page to see some beautiful designs they’ve printed. You can also visit their website to download free mock-up kit, artwork guide or neck print guide for screen printing.
First off, the 3rd Rail website is a good place to find cool T-shirts. In addition to this, they also provide great screen printing service from their studio in London.
3rd Rail’s service is similar to Monsterpress’. They’ll screen print your custom design onto Tee-shirts. They print on sweatshirts as well. They also have several artwork sizing templates to help you determine what will suit your design best. The templates are centre-chest, left breast and all over.
If you still don’t get it, check out their templates and mock-up kits so the design process will be a bit clearer.
They offer regular inks such as water-based, plastisol, transfer and discharge.
3rd Rail also offers several special ink types such as cracking, reflective, foil, and fluorescent.
This is a new internet based platform created to help designers execute their own custom T-shirt series.
One of Everpress’ advantages is that there are no upfront costs. All you need to do is to upload your design, select your garments, and then create a campaign page where buyers will pre-order from.
The platform was created in 2016 with the aim of making the process of producing and distributing merchandise easier.
Everpress is mainly focused on the music industry, designers and illustrators. Its aim is to let these professions sell T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies to their individual fans and communities directly.
It even gets easier. From your home, you can monitor sales statistics and live visitors with an online dashboard. Once the campaign is over, all the items will be printed in a single batch and they’ll be delivered directly to buyers internationally.
You get to keep all the profits after the production cost is deducted from the sales proceeds.
Check out Everpress website to have an idea of what it really looks like.
This company has been in the T-shirt screen printing business since over 40 years ago. It is definitely safe to assume they are specialists at this.
They proudly show the reasons screen-printing is better than the other methods in terms of quality, flexibility and volume.
The minimum order offered by Blackwater Studios is 25 via a simple online ordering format. Before you place an order, request for a quote, then choose from their great screen print style collection and standard inks. You can then specify the cotton, color and size of your Tee accordingly.
The Tee-shirt printing deals they offer are really good. It starts at 50 Tee-shirts with price from $180 with VAT and delivery included.
Merch Asylum is a screen printing company that is not very popular located just outside Cardiff. Although they are not well known, their screen printing Tee-shirts in bulk deals are however really good.
They have the facilities to print both large and small scale runs of products. Merch Asylum also have their own graphics team to help you out. Their client base comprises of several fashion brand in the UK and in various part of Europe.
The Welsh company prints most of their jobs using an automatic press. However, for small print runs and projects with nonconventional print placements, they provide manual screen printing.
The prices Merch Asylum offer is slightly higher than Blackwater Studios'. They price for 50 T-shirts with a single color print is £185.
They don't show many of their previous jobs on their website, if you want to see them, the best thing is to check out their blog.