At My Print Box, we have always pushed beyond established technical limits and definitions.
Direct to Garment DTG
This is a printing process that works best for one-off or small print runs and designs that are highly colourful or contain photos/images. Direct to Garment (DTG) printing begins with your artwork being converted into a .png file on a computer. After pre-treating and heat pressing your garment, we print the design straight onto the garment via the printer. The full flourish of your design – the colours and detail – will all be there.
A process for transferring full colour graphics onto items that are sublimation receptive. Designs are printed onto a sublimation carrier which is then heat-pressed directly onto the product, causing pigments to leave the film and enter into the material where it cools and re-solidifies.
Four-colour printing is a technique that allows an image to be printed in colour: it is currently the standard system for offset and digital printing and, as such, the most widely used in the world. It’s known as four-colour printing because it’s based on four colours, the so-called CMYK colours as we’ll see shortly: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. These colours can reproduce on paper almost 70% of the colours visible to the human eye!
Litho printing is a method to print text or artwork onto paper. The process involves the design being etched onto a metal plate, which is then transferred to a rubber roller. The design is then taken from the rubber roller and transferred onto the product underneath the roller.
Eco solvent is a printing mechanism which is ecologically safe and used mainly for indoor / outdoor applications. Normally solvent inks are harsh and are associated with definite odour i.e. Smell making them less likely to be used indoor.
One of the most versatile printing techniques, working very well on nearly all garment types. It’s a process which applies ink directly onto materials through a specially created silk mesh screen. Colours are separated and a different screen is created for each colour that is to be printed.
The embroidery process consists of the design being created into a digital image, which is then assigned colour threads. The product is then placed in the embroidery machine and the needles go to work stitching. To complete the process, excess threads are cut off to ensure a perfect finish.
Vinyl Transfer Printing
One of the most versatile printing techniques, working very well on nearly all garment types. It’s a process which applies cut out vinyl onto materials through a transfer mask. Colours are separated and a different vinyl cut out is created for each colour that is to be printed.