Spreadshirt offers a variety of printing techniques like digital direct, flex and flock printing. Whenever you shop in the Marketplace or personalise a product with the T-Shirt Designer, a suitable print method is pre-set depending on the graphics file. Vector graphics are best suited for flex prints, flock prints and thermal sublimation, whereas pixel graphics are good for digital printing and thermal sublimation. Let’s examine the look and application of the different print methods a bit more closely.
This is how we print: Plotting
The design is printed on matte foil and then heat-pressed on the product. More about flex printing
The design is cut out of a velvety foil and then heat-pressed on the product. More about flock printing
This special kind of flex printing is made by applying special effect foils, e.g. glitter or reflective foils.
This is how we print: Digital Print
In computer-controlled production, the colours are sprayed on the item. More about Digital Direct
The design is initially printed on a transfer foil and then printed on the product by means of thermal evaporation. More about thermal evaporation