SCREEN PRINTING vs. DIGITAL PRINTING
Here at Single Day T-Shirts, we use (2) primary methods for printing….Let’s call them “ole skool” (screen printing) and “new skool” (digital printing)
Here’s what you should know…
OLE SKOOL…The art of screen printing has been around for centuries. This is a method in which each color in a design is separated and burned to individual fine-mesh screens. Ink is then transferred to the shirt through the screen. Economically speaking, if your design is a vector graphic, has less than (8) colors and does not require very small details such as a photograph, then you should select the screen printing method. Screen printing is ideal for organizations, clubs, schools, family reunions, businesses, teams, and anyone needing more than 6 shirts.
With Digital Printing, your design is printed directly onto the garment using water-based CMYK inks. Like ink jet printers, this technique allows you to print millions of colors making it a perfect choice for full-color photographs. Plus, digital printing allows us to offer custom tees with no minimum order requirement, unlike screen printing, which has a 6-piece minimum..
HEAD TO HEAD
Screen printed shirts ink looks more vibrant on the shirt compared to digital.
Screen printing method allows you to use fun- specialty inks such as metallic, glow in the dark, and reflective
Digital printing produces photographic quality and prints unlimited colors
Digital printing allows you to print one single item with NO SETUP CHARGES
Digital printing does not crack or peel over time