Drawing images on t-shirts.
Even the most inconspicuous T-shirt can be significantly transformed, if you put on it the original design, photograph - in general, what will make it unique.
But this is only a special case of applying print on a T-shirt.
There are situations in which it becomes just an indispensable element - for example, for putting a team name on players' T-shirts. Or you can put your own logo on t-shirts of a youth musical group of different colors ... Applying the logo of a manufacturing company on t-shirts of advertising agents is widely used when conducting various types of promotions, presentations, sampling, tastings, etc. Or just make T-shirts with original and extraordinary pattern. A variety of drawings can look at the site
In general, the need for such a service really exists, and this need is growing in direct proportion with the development of marketing techniques.
And how do you apply drawings or information on the fabric of a T-shirt? Yes, in many different ways.
One of the inexpensive, affordable and mobile ways is the sublimation printing on t-shirts.
And you can take orders and sell exclusive t-shirts over the Internet, and at the same time produce t-shirts at home. Or rent a small room in a shopping center or on the market, and at the same time make T-shirts on the spot.
The cost of special T-shirts (with an outer layer of polyester) - 150r.
The main advantage of sublimation technology is simplicity and convenience !;
1. The minimum cost of purchasing equipment for the organization of production.
2. The ability to print on virtually any surface that has a special coating for sublimation;
3. The ability to print small (from 1 pc.) And large runs, without increasing the cost of the product;
4. Allows you to get the image of photographic quality, which is difficult to obtain using other technologies;
5. The image is located "inside" the product, which ensures the resistance of the printed image to washing, UV, and environmental influences;
To organize a small production of sublimation printing, the following materials and equipment are needed:
2. inkjet printer with CISS or refillable cartridges
3. dye sublimation ink
4. synthetic fabric or an object with a prepared surface.
With the help of any design program, such as Photoshop, a mirror image of the desired photo or picture is made.
Send to print
Printing is carried out on ordinary office paper or special thermal transfer paper for sublimation inkjet printing. We recommend using special thermal transfer paper, the result will be better.
Sublimation inks are suitable for most inkjet printers that print using piezo-electric printing technology. The best budget A4 models are 4-color, Epson C65 \ C86 \ C67 \ C87 pigment printers.
In this case, printing is carried out on a conventional A2 inkjet printer Epson Stylus PRO 4400.
For printing, we use ink for sublimation printing of the Manoukian brand from the Italian manufacturer Argon-Manoukian. Ink can also be used from other manufacturers.
Printed on thermal transfer paper for sublimation inkjet printing, the image is dried for about 20 minutes. Then carefully cut along the contour. We try not to touch the printed image with our hands so as not to leave unnecessary prints.
For printing we use special T-shirts for sublimation printing. For these T-shirts, the outer layer has a 100% polyester coating and the inner layer is 100% cotton. The polyester layer provides the ability to perfectly transfer the sublimation transfer to the product, and the cotton layer provides comfort when wearing the product.
We transfer the image from the transfer to a T-shirt using a flat thermal press. The transfer temperature is 180-200 degrees Celsius. Transfer time 1 - 1.5 minutes.
First, carefully lay the T-shirt on Thermopress. Then we impose a transfer, printed side on the surface of the T-shirt to the place where the design should be located. Top cover with light paper so that the product does not turn yellow from the action of high temperatures.
We fix with a thermopress during 1 - 1.5 minutes.
After 1 - 1.5 minutes, open the heat press, remove the transfer. We get the finished product!
Sublimation technology uses a chemical process in which ink transitions from a liquid to a gaseous state, thereby penetrating the dye deep into the surface layer structure. The result is a stable image that can not crack, peel off or dim in a long time.
The pattern is very resistant to repeated washings.