Printing and Fabrics – is there a relationship?

Natural fabrics seem to win over synthetic materials. This is because of their superiority at absorbing liquids. Since synthetic fabrics are made out of plastic and oil, they repel liquid rather than absorb. There are so many printing techniques. Each technique interacts with fabric differently. Most techniques work well with cotton-based fabrics. However, some printing methods require synthetic fabrics in order to work well. Some of the printing techniques include:

  • Screen printing
  • DTG printing
  • Transfer printing
  • All-over printing
  • Embroidery

At the Tshirtman, we incorporate the above techniques with the best fabric that pairs well with each method. Screen printing is the most applicable method in the t-shirt printing industry. It involves applying ink through silkscreen and onto the fabric. This technique works well with porous materials because of the water-based inks used. Therefore, cotton works well with screen printing. On the other hand, DTG printing exclusively uses water-based inks. Such inks need an absorbent material like cotton for best results. Additionally, transfer printing works well with synthetic fabrics. This is because most of the transfers are plastic. However, the transfer method is versatile. It can work in any fabric. For all-over prints, it is advisable to use synthetic fabrics. Specifically, polyester. Finally, the embroidery method embellishes the fabric instead of printing. It is, therefore, essential to have a sturdy fabric. This can withstand the embellishing process. Here, any sturdy material is applicable. The best part about printing with the Tshirtman is that you get quality. Depending on the fabric you choose, a professional team ensures the right technique is used to guarantee durability and quality. Thank you for reading our article; if you are interested in signing up for our blog, please add your email address to the footer at the bottom of our website. If you would like more information regarding The T Shirt Man – Cheap, Simple & Fast T Shirt Printing and fast turnaround printing services, please contact any of our offices from the Contact Page. We currently offer a next day or same-day-dispatch on the majority of our printing orders. We ship nationwide daily and are able to get any number of garments printed to you for the next day delivery; please feel free to contact us now via phone on 02392 984 667 or email us at and tell us about your upcoming requirements. Yours Faithfully, The T Shirt Man – Cheap, Simple & Fast T Shirt Printing