Know your Inks!

Get To Know Our Inks

 When you are considering a print shop, Do you consider the quality of inks used? Most people don’t they just look for the cheapest quote and that can mean you’re not getting the best bang for your buck. I mean it doesn’t matter how great the price is if the ink falls off, right?

The inks we use to print your order will depend in part on the type of fabric we are printing and the desired outcome our customer is looking for. This is where pop-up shops and novice printers fail. Most will use one type of ink for all jobs. Sooooo wrong and too bad for the unknowing customer. Today You will learn about inks. 

Our #1 Choice is high quality opaque plastisol inks. These inks are a little more expensive because they contain a high amount of pigment and have great wash-ability, excellent print opacity and vast ink options. There are even special plastisol inks to print on polyesters, nylon, leathers and more.  If your looking for bright colors, metallics, glitters , puff inks, even glow in the dark prints our plastisol inks can offer you endless possibilities.

Since, plastisol inks are printed wet on top of the shirts then cured, and the ink bonds with the fibers of the shirt creating a permanent bond that when printed and cured properly will not fade or flake. While you can feel the plastisol ink on the shirt, a good printer will print the shirts using the proper mesh counts for the inks to retain the softest hand possible. Adding a soft hand additive will give your shirts a much softer feel. You can not iron plastisol ink , it will cause the ink to melt.

We also use waterbased inks when creating CMYK full color printing. 

Tha T-Shirt Shop is ran by master printers  and we know our stuff! Anyone learn to print ink on a shirt, but not everyone can guarantee you that they are giving you the best quality and print possible for your design and products.

When you choose us , you can rest assured that you are choosing the best!  Our team of Printers and Designers have over 25 yrs of experience in design , apparel , merchandising and printing. We continue to educate ourselves by attending industry trade shows and taking screen print related training.


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How to Get Started Selling Tees

There are many options for people who want to sell t-shirts. You may want to sell custom t-shirts at your next event as a fundraiser  or you may have some great tshirt graphic ideas you want to put on shirts and sell for profit.  Once thing is for sure whether it a a small venture or a full blown tshirt business  your looking to start, you’ve come to the right place.

At we work with any clients to help the get started selling t-shirts and other I’m printable products.

So here’s how you get started selling tshirts. It’s a big decision when your deciding what t-shirt to print on. There are many great t-shirt brands out there available from economy tees for promotions to fashion forward tees that come with removable tags to make it easy to re label with your own custom tag. The tshirt you choose will define your brand. This will determine your customer base and the cost you can sell your tees at. If the tshirts hard, fades or shrinks and the design is great – you have nothing more than a cheap tee than you can sell for little profit. Even if you ate able to sell your shirts , chances are you won’t get repeat customers. On the other hand if you select a nice tshirt that has a great feel, excellent washability and it has a decent design your customer will wear it again and again..If it feels good to the touch , I promise you your customers happy to.purchase more shirts and will tell others about you.

Let’s move on to the tshirt color- this is where most people make their mistake.. you don’t need your design on every tshirt color we offer.. Don’t choose colors you like.. it’s about what Sells. When selecting the tshirt color to print on there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Choose a color that goes well with your design. Your color choice needs to be that’s in fashion and goes will with your design. Do you know what tshirt color sell most? Choose colors that compliment most bodies! In case you don’t know these 5 tshirt colors out sell all others.

White tees -out sell any other. Yes white . It’s a clean color and great for colorful designs.

Black tees- Black makes people look slim and it’s great for printing.

GREY tees- great go between, this is an athletic color as well as an awesome background color for a vintage deigns, grunge tees , and more.

NAVY tees- when you don’t want to go black -go navy