T Shirt Printing

Which t-shirt printing service do you require?

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Indigo Clothing is a t shirt printing specialist, printing t-shirts in quantities from 20 to 200 000 garments. When selecting a t-shirt printer the two key things to consider are (i) what t-shirts are being used to fulfil your order and (ii) what print method is being used to put your design onto the tees? If you use the wrong t-shirt or an inappropriate print method you may end up with an a lot of t-shirts that you aren’t happy with.

Firstly, decide what you need the t-shirts to do. What image do they need to convey, do they need to last a long time, do they need to be light or heavyweight, do they need to come in multiple colour ways, do they need to be unisex or do you need specific men’s or women’s styles, do they need to be organic or ethically produced?

Choosing the right t-shirt
Brand Lightweight T-Shirts Lightweight Heavyweight T-Shirts Heavyweight Fashionable T-Shirts Fashionable Organic T-Shirts Organic
Fruit of the Loom t shirt printing Valueweight
from £ 1.64
Super Premium
from £ 1.98
Gildan t shirt printing Heavy Cotton
from £ 1.62
Ultra Cotton
from £ 2.18
Softstyle
from £ 1.62
Continental t shirt printing Classic Jersey
from £3.14
Slim Fit
from £3.14
Organic
from £3.03

Printing T-Shirts

Secondly, you need to print the t-shirts you have chosen. You can mix and match styles, colours and brands but we do have a minimum order of 20 items for screen printing. This is Indigo’s method of choice for printing due to the print quality but it has a time consuming setup process. The colours are bright and vibrant, the quality excellent and washed at 40 degrees without problems. Direct-to-Garment (DTG or Ditigal) and heat transfer (vinyl) t shirt printing methods are more suitable for printing smaller order quanities.

Compare t-shirt printing methods
Order Type Screen PrintingScreen Printing Transfer PrintingTransfer Printing Direct-to-Garment (DTG)Direct-to-Garment
Solid Colours

Yes

Yes

No

Gradients/Photos

Yes

No

Yes

Over 50 Items

Yes

No

No

Under 50 Items

No

Yes

Yes

Light Garments

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dark Garments

Yes

Yes

No

Quality / Durability

High

Medium

High

 

Alternatives to t-shirt printing

Indigo is far more than a t-shirt printer. We can print or embroider literally thousands of different products from caps and bags, polos and sweatshirts, jackets and fleeces. We also can supply you with other promotional merchandise. Indigo is dedicated to raising the standard of customer service in the industry by going the extra step for our clients when they need it. We offer an average lead time of around 7 working days but can fulfil orders to tighter delivery deadlines if required.

Some t-shirts we have printed