Prints That Please

What does high-quality T-shirt printing look like? Here are four examples.

Foil Change

That’s not foil, but rather a Foil Ink process from Target Decorated Apparel (asi/90549; circle 119 on Free Info Card), which gives it a matte finish with the help of a heat press and some specialty material. The shirt, a women’s ringspun cotton tee (6004) from Bella + Canvas (asi/39590; circle 121 on Free Info Card), was printed with discharge PMS colors for Inkd Apparel, a small retail shop in Wisconsin.

Sleeve Style

This garment, created for a private label designer and printed by Rowboat Creative (asi/83710; circle 117 on Free Info Card), features unique sleeve prints that replicate the look of a cut-and-sew piece. It features Wilflex discharge ink printed on a Tultex men’s fine jersey tee (0202) from TSC Apparel (asi/90518; circle 118 on Free Info Card).

Anchors Aweigh

To highlight its District line, SanMar (asi/84863; circle 89 on Free Info Card) contracted Motion Textile (asi/72662; circle 120 on Free Info Card) to create a cut-and-sew look on the supplier’s men’s tri-blend tee (DT143). It features a jumbo print with a bottom-hem bleed, soft hand and traditional plastisol inks and over-printing of a crest over script text.

What Makes This Beautiful

This concert shirt created for Live Nation was a passion project for Culture Studio (asi/700559; circle 107 on Free Info Card). Unsatisfied with the initial run, the decorator tweaked it for 12 hours, finishing around 4 a.m. the following day. It features a 13-color spot-process print

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