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Are you planning on doing your next project that involves t shirt printing, and you don’t have any idea where and how to start? If that’s the case, this step-by-step guide can help.
Below is a list that you can follow to achieve your t shirt printing Singapore project:
Step #1: Create the Design.
What’s your story? Make sure to create something that matches your story, your brand, or something that looks awesome. You can create something great if you know who you want to impress or your target market. What is the perfect design that will reflect your brand’s identity? It can be a logo, an illustration, slogan, or a combo of all three. Make sure that you also choose the right t-shirt color.
Step#2: Know How Many You Need and Set the Budget.
Do you know the quantity you need and how much you are willing to spend on this project? Know that the more you order, the more likely it is you get a cost reduction. If you plan on selling the shirts, ordering in bulk is the best choice. The size is another thing to consider here since some other sizes are a little pricier than the others.
The cost varies from one printing firm to another. It could start from $8 up for each shirt. The price will also depend on the technique you will use, the quality, and the quantity. Again, bulk orders can get big discounts.
Step#3: Printing Method
You need to compare the cost for each method, consider the output, materials, and production time. Some of the common custom t shirt Singapore printing methods are as follows:
- Screen Printing – it is reliable, affordable, high quality, and best for a large number of orders. But a new screen is needed for every new design revision or color. It is pricier for colorful designs.
- Vinyl Graphics – durable materials, and the colors are bright. More cost when adding new colors. Not a good option for large quantity orders.
- Direct-to-garment (DTG) – new option inkjet printing. Great for complicated customized designs. Works well in small batches. No-go for dark-colored shirts.
Step#4: Look for a Printing Company
Once you have made up your mind about the design, quantity, sizes, and printing method, you can now look for a printing company that will help you with your project. Take note of the following factors when choosing a printing firm:
- Check the various printing services they offer.
- Printing time.
- T-shirt options- materials, colors, sizes, cuts.
- The quantity you can order.
- Proof and support.
Step#5: Choosing of Shirt type and Fabric
100% cotton is a popular option. For a breathable and softer alternative, try 50% cotton and 50% polyester blend, it is more affordable than 100% cotton. Choose the cut style that best fits your market. If you are confused, you can choose a short-sleeve crew-neck in white, gray, or black.
Step#6: Submit all the Files for your Printing Project
The design must be in vector format: an AI, PDF, or EPS file. PDF is the most versatile format if you are unsure.
Before the printing firm prints on the shirts, you will be notified and receive proof wherein you can make some final changes, so make sure to review it. Check everything! – colors, words, numbers, etc.