Archive for July, 2011

Self Expression T Shirt Printing

How Did We Do That.
She called me on a Friday morning and she needed a picture printed on the front of a Bella 4070 tank top from the 2011 Bella catalog at Direct2Garments for the Heaven Fest Concert she was attending on Saturday the next day.
Can you pull this off on time for me to have it for the concert tomorrow she asked?
Send me the picture you are wanting on the garment and I will see. It was an image she had purchased from Photobucket.
Not a problem and we proceeded to put the project together.
We delivered on the finished tank top on Friday around 4:00.

The printing process because it was a small run and full color needed to be printed on our Direct to Garment press.

Payable On Death

Miser Mite Creative Services a Colorado Company

Marketing: The Many Uses of a T-Shirt

The Many Uses.

There are certain things that should never come back in style.
There are certain things that never seem to go out of style.
The one that seems to be timeless is the t shirt that has never gone out of style.

One of the most versatile pieces of clothing that is found in anybody’s shirt drawer. T-shirts are so comfortable and versatile, that you could almost wear them at any time and for any occasion. What’s more is that t-shirts do more than just make you a comfortable outfit and pajama top.

You can use them in other ways such as self expression, advertising, marketing and branding. T-shirts make great giveaways and are great for self expression, advertising, marketing and branding your business or local event and organization.

Everybody loves wearing them and they come in lots of styles, different colors and fits, what makes them so cool is what you can put on the shirts, anything you feel comfortable wearing as far as self expression, advertising, marketing and branding.

With the advent of Direct to Garment printing nothing is off limits to what you can say or print on the t shirt, your only limit is your imagination and creativity. You can put anything you can imagine on the t shirt, you can display self expression, the company logo or name of the company or organization, advertise the event and on and on.

Today particularly among young people self expression and wearing something different to declare their willingness to try new things.

Company Event T Shirt Printing

How Did We Do That.

After the team won last years tug a war located in downtown Denver and now being invited back to defend the first place ranking this year. The only thing that was missing was the team t shirts to be worn by the team.
The 12 member winning team had to have a uniform.
After searching for a few minutes on the Internet the team leader came across Direct2Garments.com. Seeing that we have one day tees she contacted us about the teams needs and sent the art over in a PDF format via email.
The project needed to be on a white t shirt, she left elected to use a house stocked item from our 2011 catalog, printed full color on both sides. She also needed a couple 4X t shirts for a couple team members and we were able to accommodate.

The printing process because it was a small run and full color needed to be printed on our Direct to Garment equipment.

Tug a war contest winners

Miser Mite Creative Services a Colorado Company

Decorating Methods for T Shirts

Is Direct to Garment the right choice for every project, hardly, it only works when the runs are short, the runs are full color and when the end result needs to be of the highest available quality level and that the quality level is not available with other print methods.

Direct to Garment printing is best suited for full color when you consider the setup cost involved in traditional silk screen printing with separation film, plate and make ready cost can add up fast.
To get to the press with one shirt is going to be in hundreds of dollars.
The cost to do a six t shirt minimum run can be over $250.00 on a white t shirt. For that same dollar you can get full color on a minimum of 25 t shirts.

In my opinion the quality is going to be in the Direct to Garment t shirt printed on white for nothing else then the touch alone.
The ink is water based and what the industry calls hand or the feel is soft to the touch not like the  plastic inks used in traditional silk screen printing.
I would recommend the Direct to Garment process on white t shirts as long as you can justify the cost.
When Printing on color or dark t shirts when a white under base is called for it becomes a different matter and is subject to the loss of hand as stated above (the industry calls hand or the feel is soft to the touch).

Direct to Garment Decorating Method

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