Printing methods and quality – flex print VS ink print

Our clothes are professionally printed using the industry’s leading print technologies, providing a significantly higher than average quality as well as increased durability without any degradation of the print. Our state-of-the-art printing methods are what’s best in the t-shirt industry today and even if the production cost is higher than average for us, there is no difference for you since we reduced our “margin of profit” in order to offer a price equal or cheaper than elsewhere.

We use two different printing techniques, depending on the design’s color

 

Flex printing (vinyl heat transfer) :

Flexography provides the absolute best printing quality available to date in the clothing industry. This method results in clothing which is even more durable than traditional screen-printing used by most screen-printing shops.

Using flexography, the design is cut in a vinyl material and then thermally bond on the apparel, making it literally indestructible through the years. We guarantee a very long lifespan with no cracking or discoloration even after several hundred of washes.

T-shirts printed in flexography are marked with a “vinyl print” label on the website.

To learn more about flexography, please refer to this blog article

 

Ink Printing (Digital Direct DTG) :

We use this printing technique for designs with more than 1 color or high complexity level. It is also the most environmentally friendly solution as we use only water-based inks that contain no chemicals. The ink penetrates the fabric without leaving any relief, thus producing more comfortable clothes to wear. The downside is that ink print is a little bit less wash-resistant when compared to flexography.

 

Side-by-side comparison

 


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Posted on: September 16, 2017 Last update: February 22, 2018