T Shirt printing Peterborough. Some new ideas.
Overthe last 25 years. Total Clothing has seen a lot of changes in the world of T Shirt printing Peterborough. There are now numerous ways to create an image onto a shirt. From digital printing through to transfer printing and the more traditional screen printing. All of the various methods of T Shirt printing have their own merits.
Sublimation printing onto T Shirts Peterborough
The new kid on the block
A change in inks from a solid to a gas enables them to penetrate the surface of the shirt so that a permanent, full colour image is formed. Using a Heat Press to provide the required combination of heat, time and pressure. allows the inks to penetrate the garment giving a result which is long lasting and colourful.
WHAT MATERIALS CAN BE SUBLIMATION PRINTED?
For printing onto clothing. T Shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts. The fabric must have a high polyester content. During the heat press stage the pores of these polymers open to allow sublimation ink ( in a gaseous state) to enter. As the temperature drops the pores close leaving the now solid ink image as part of the polymer. Creating a soft feel design dyed into the shirt.
WHAT MATERIALS CANNOT BE SUBLIMATION PRINTED?
As dye Sublimation onto clothing is always performed on a polyester item. Materials such 100% cotton are not suitable as the natural fibres have no pores to open to accept the image. Cotton can be sublimated but the image will fade with a few washes making a 50% polyester 50% cotton weave a required minimum. So it is not really to be recommended.
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Russell’s Men’s and Ladies 165 HD T shirts are bolder than ever in 2017, with six colour options.
In addition to white (155gsm) and the three marl colours blue, red and grey, the HD T is now available in a further six marl colours (all 160gsm), coral, purple, yellow, silver, green and pink.
Made from an exclusive polycotton blend that offers the best of both fabrics (65% polyester, 35% ring spun combed cotton), these T shirts have a luxury feel and slim fit that will appeal to anyone seeking a fashion look.
Of course printability is the key selling point of the HD T and this T shirt is just what sublimation printing has been waiting for. The HD has broken the rule that says sublimation printing should only take place on 100% polyester garments. Indeed the HD T is great for all types of printing.
Another rule dismissed with this T is that sublimation only works on white fabric, not true. Yes choose white if you want the best colour reproduction, but if you’re looking for a muted retro vibe, then any of the other nine colours will produce a great looking T shirt design.
It’s also easy to add bespoke back-neck branding to any HD T, as they come with a removable adhesive label, perfect for retail, events and tourism.
The creative print opportunities with the HD T are limitless. They feel luxurious and the unique 65/35 polyester and combed cotton blend is ideal for sublimation printing.
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