What is DTG? (Direct to Garment Printing)

Direct to Garment Printing (DTG) DTG is the latest innovation in professional T Shirt Printing, and is a very exciting advancement in t shirt and garment decoration. As the name implies it is involves direct printing onto the actual garment, using specially formulated inks and ink bonding agents, called pre-treatment. What makes DTG so exciting? Direct to Garments real appeal is that it’s the only professional t shirt decoration process, that enables highly complex designs to be produced as a one off, or in low quantities and without any set up costs.  Whilst there are many t shirt decoration/printing methods available, none can match DTG in terms of durability, hand and print quality, for one offs or low quantities.   How are DTG T Shirts Printed? Direct to Garment T Shirts are loaded onto a T Shirt Platen on the DTG Printer which then loads these into the printer enabling the print head to print directly onto the t shirt, much like a standard inkjet printer prints onto paper. DTG printers use a standard CMYK inkset but with the addition of white ink which is required as an under-base to dark garments or for all white designs.   The white ink requires a bonding agent to be applied to the shirt (pre-treatment) before application so this extra process, in addition to the cost of the white ink, means a print onto a coloured or dark shirt is slightly more expensive than a white shirt.  The pre-treatment process for dark shirts is critical to the print quality and overall durability of the print, whilst this can be done by manually, professional results can only be achieved by using a professional pre-treatment machine.  Professionally Printed DTG Shirts  Using the right T-shirts, pre-treatment process and DTG Machine, Direct to Garment printing...

Screen Printed T Shirts

What Is Screen Printing? Screen printing is a traditional printing method that involves pushing ink through a mesh (screen).  The screens are produced for each job using a stencil and light sensitive emulsion. The finished screen has an open mesh created by the stencil and this open mesh is the only part of the screen, that ink can pass through. If a t shirt design involves more than 1 colour, a screen is required for each colour of the t shirt design, similarly a screen may also be required for an under-base print of white ink to make colours stand out on dark t shirts. Why Screen Print T Shirts? Without question, screen printing is the most popular, and cost effective method of bulk printing t shirts of the same design.  Due to the production time and cost of producing  the screens. it’s not really a viable method for printing less than 20 t shirts, but for quantities over this screen printing comes into its own.  Once the screens are produced the actual process of printing the shirts is relatively inexpensive, and many t shirts can be printed from the same screen quite quickly. Whats The Durability and Hand Like? Like most professional t shirt printing processes, the durability of a screen printed t shirt should easily last the lifetime of the garment if cared for properly.  Despite other methods of printing t shirts, screen printing is still the number one production method used for printed t shirts in the retail market. The hand, is terminology used in the industry to refer to the feel of the print, screen printing is generally considered to give the best hand of all of the printing methods, arguably with...

Printed Hoodies

Need Printed Hoodies or Printed Hooded Tops? The hoodie needs no introduction it has firmly established itself as one of the most requested printed clothing item, right up there alongside printed t shirts and polo shirts. Here at Stoke T Shirt Printers we produce 100’s of printed hoodies for all kinds of customers, including printed leavers hoodies, printed hooded tops for sports clubs as well as printed hoodies for football clubs, workwear and everything else in between.  Hooded tops or hoodies as they are more commonly known are now available in a fantastic selection of colours and styles including children’s hoodies, ladies hoodies and unisex hoodies and with and without a zip. Printed Hooded tops When it comes to printing, hooded tops offer a great print area, with both the back, front and sleeves all available for printing,  so you can really go to town when it comes to decoration without compromise.  At Stoke T Shirt Printers we can also personalise your hooded tops with flock decoration, print or embroidery, or why not have a mix of all. So why not take a look at our hooded tops here and like all our clothing range if you can’t see the hooded top you are after, or if you need any help with anything simply contact us, we welcome all enquiries.  ...

Stoke T Shirt Printers see our work

Printed T Shirts by Stoke T Shirt Printers Here you can see just a small selection of our printed t shirts that we have produced for our customers, which include businesses, clubs, bands as well as members of the public. In line with on our customers requirements and budget we have utilised the latest t shirt printing technology and processes to produce both full colour and single colour designs. Promotional T Shirts Printed  Promotional T shirts offer a fantastic branding area and work like a mobile bill board allowing your promotional message, or company details to be displayed prominently and without compromise. Don’t forget your promotional t shirt and promotional message can be printed both on the front and back for maximum impact.     Printed Band T Shirts Band Merchandise and Band T Shirts are a great way to promote your band, ideal for band members as well as perfect merchandise for the fans.   Charity Printed T Shirts If you are looking to raise awareness for your charity or cause, then printed t shirts can really help get your message across, let us print t shirts for your charity or charity fund raising event.                   Printed T Shirts for Clubs, Schools and Associations Does your club or school need t shirts printing for a special occasion or trip?  Maybe you need printed T Shirts for your club regalia or rally. Here at  Stoke T Shirt Printers we offer full colour t shirt printing onto retail and promotional quality t shirts, our T Shirts are available in all sizes and...

Quality Clothing and Workwear from Stoke T Shirt Printers

The shear amount of workwear and clothing choice available is vast and still growing fast and whilst it’s great to have such a good choice, it can be a bit of a minefield and slightly overwhelming when faced with such a vast selection to choose from. Here a Stoke T Shirt Printers we go to great lengths to really keep informed of the latest industry offerings and we work extremely closely with the leading clothing and workwear manufacturers and distributors to ensure we have extensive first hand knowledge of the full range.  We are extremely passionate about what we do and love seeing and testing new clothing items and decoration methods. We Know clothing inside and out Its not unusual for us to turn an item of clothing inside out, as we’re as interested to know how well the item has been constructed,  as much as we are on how it looks on the outside. The upshot of this approach is that we have identified a core range of clothing products that are tried and tested both in terms of quality, colour range, price and availability. Availability and stock levels are very important after all its no good having a polo shirt for your company uniform only to find its discontinued or out of stock when you need more.   It has always been the intention that www.tshirtprintingstoke.co.uk should just feature this tried and tested core product range, so you can rest assured that whatever clothing item you choose will be of exception quality and value. Fantastic Quality Polos Shirts and T Shirts Take our value polo shirt, this is...

Football Kit printing

Looking to get your football teams kit printed why not contact Stoke T Shirt Printers. Suppliers of football kits Stoke T Shirt Printers supply full football kits, and can supply a complete football strip for your team, from children’s football kits through to adult football strips. It doesn’t stop with football strips we can also supply any training wear required including tracksuits, hooded tops and coats. Football Sponsor Printing Stoke T Shirt Printers can print your football team’s sponsor onto your football strips as well as any football training wear, and you’re not just restricted to one colour, we can print your football teams sponsor onto your football shirts in full colour. Football Number Printing Stoke T Shirt Printers can print your teams numbers onto the back or your football team’s shirts, our football team numbers can be printed in any colour of your choice, and we have a choice of football numbers style. Football Badge Embroidery Stoke T Shirt Printers can embroider your club badge onto your football shirts as well as any other items including hooded tops and training wear. Football Badge Printing As well as embroidering your football team badge onto your football kits, Stoke T shirt Printers can also print your football team badge onto your football strips in stunning full colour. Stoke T Shirt Printers offer a one stop solution for all your football kit printing and embroidery needs, including supplying football team strips right through to your football kit printing and embroidery requirements. Why not call us to discuss your teams requirements.  ...

Free Hen and Stag Party Mug

Claim a free souvenir of your stag party or hen party? Simply send us your photo from your stag or hen party wearing our printed t shirts and we will provide the stag or hen with a free full colour mug printed with your picture together with any text of their choice. Only Stoke T Shirt Printers go the extra mile of providing you with this great FREE souvenir to remember your stag or hen party, you would be a mug to miss...

Cheap T Shirt Printing

Due to the number of printed t shirts we produce we are delighted to announce that we have negotiated an unprecedented discount with our current supplier of t shirts. And so our customers can now expect the same exception quality shirts but at an even better price, as we are passing on this discount direct to you our customers.  It’s you that have enabled us to get this discount based upon our volume and so we feel that it’s you who should benefit. Quality T Shirt Printing Whist our intention has never been to be the cheapest printed t shirt supplier, we have always put customer service and quality first we now believe we can offer you the best of all, fantastic quality, great customer service and cheap t shirt printing. So there has never been a better time to contact us at tshirtprintingstoke.co.uk to find out about our cheap t shirt printing, exception customer service and highly desirable quality printed t shirts.  ...

Stoke T Shirt Printers

Welcome to the Abalone Graphics brand new website dedicated to t shirt printing, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire as well as the whole of the UK. Embroidered and printed workwear and clothing and in particular T shirt printing has always been an important part of our business, so we decided it was about time we provided a website that focused on our printed t shirts . We have been successfully been producing printed t shirts for all kinds of customers and for all kinds of occasions, building upon our enviable reputation for providing exception quality and choice, together with fantastic prices and great service. We have produced printed t shirts for a long list of clients, providing printed t shirts for schools, music festivals, company workwear as well as hen party t shirts and stag party t shirts. We also work with a number of bands and clubs providing t shirts for merchandise, supplying them with premium quality t shirts, with no minimum quantity’s and no set up costs. In addition to this we have also used our expertise to help a number of people looking to produce their own custom t shirt designs, helping them to understand the options available for t shirt decoration, and differences between them. All in all we take our t shirt printing very serious and aim to make this site a great resource for all things relating to t shirt printing, as well as providing an insight into what we do and are busy working on.    ...