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5 Different Ink Printing Methods for T-Shirts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Screen-printed t-shirts are one of the most effective ways to promote events and increase brand awareness. These t-shirts serve as a useful marketing tool, and custom logos and designs can make a company stand out by becoming more appealing and eye-catching. With advancements in printing technology, there are various methods to choose from when customizing t-shirt designs. Some popular ink printing methods are:

1- Spot Color

Spot color is a common ink printing method for t-shirts that uses full-tone and raw colors to create a vivid image. Since each color is printed separately on its own screen, the user has full control over the colors. This results in clear and precise images on the shirt. The final product is vibrant and can be printed on any garment color and material. This method is used for the basic printing of logos, graphics, and text on a garment.

2- Grayscale

An inexpensive way to print an image or photograph is to use the grayscale printing method. Grayscale uses shades of gray, black, and white, but it’s not the same method as printing in black and white. This technique uses RGB (red, green, and blue) and CMY (cyan, magenta, and yellow) to help create the image desired. That is where grayscale differs from traditional black and white. We recommend printing on light-color garments so a grayscale image stands out more.

3- Halftone

The halftone printing technique uses lesser amounts of ink in certain colors. Essentially, halftone printing mixes the garment color and print screen colors to create the desired effect. The process involves printing tiny dots on the shirt using a single color. Halftone printing creates the illusion of more colors on the t-shirt using fewer colors, producing lighter and muted tones. If you’re looking for dark prints on light-colored garments, this is your recommended method.

4- 4 Color CMYK

4 Color CMYK print designs that require a full-color image or photograph on the garment. This is one of the most popular ink printing methods and uses the basic colors of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black to create the design. Essentially, 4 Color CMYK is a more inexpensive process because it uses 4 colors to create an image rather than printing colors separately. The reason for this screen printing style’s popularity is that it’s able to combine different colors and gradients. We print 4 Color CMYK only on white t-shirts as it yields the best results for lighter colors.

5- Simulated Process

A vibrant color design has its challenges when printing on a dark-color garment. A simulated process screen print uses an increase of color and tones to provide sharp images. Unlike 4 Color CMYK Printing, the simulated process creates all colors in an image by using a combination of half-tones and spot colors. Since this printing method uses all colors, the image comes out bold, and realistic with details. This printing method can be printed on any color garment and is especially vibrant on a dark-colored t-shirt.

Since not all t-shirt companies are equal, some may lack advanced printing techniques. This limits ordering options for screen-printed t-shirts. At Caribbean Embroidery, all the latest printing techniques are available to provide clients with the best screen print option for their orders. Stand out with a screen-printed t-shirt from Caribbean Embroidery today at 1-786-865-9097.

Caribbean Embroidery can help you with all ink printing methods for your business, organization, or event in Miami or Broward County

If you need to order custom embroidered t-shirts or uniform shirts for your business. Caribbean Embroidery can provide this service at an unbeatable rate. We ship our custom shirts and other items produced from our services such as our custom screen printing services around Miami and its surrounding cities along with cities in Broward and the Caribbean. At Caribbean Embroidery, our team of expert professionals ensures you are happy with your custom-designed apparel. We offer custom embroidery that produces high-quality uniforms and T-shirts with cutting-edge features. We provide custom embroidery in Miami, Kendall, Coral Gables, Aventura, North Miami, Miami Lakes, Doral, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Davie, Margate, Sunrise, Hollywood, Oakland Park, Weston, Pompano Beach, and surrounding areas. For more information, Contact us at (786) 732-7999 to begin creating the custom embroidered shirts your organization has always needed.

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