Want to find out where to select a different print type? Need more info on what print type is good for which design? Then this article is for you.
Using the right print type gets the best out of your design
Choosing the right print type is vital when it comes to a product with the design you upload. As a rule of thumb, designs using just a single color tend to come out better with flex prints (smooth). This is true when printing on breathable fabrics such as our Moisture Wicking Performance T-Shirt. Whereas, digital-direct printing is the better option for pixel graphics (.png, .jpg) displaying many colors. Please note that only up to 5 colors are possible to print for a single design. Some items such as mugs can only be printed by way of thermal sublimation.
How does it work?
First, choose the product that you desire and upload your design:
After you have selected your product and uploaded a design, you can proceed to choose the print method of your choice. The option to choose the print method can be found just above the color selection of the product:
You can select different print methods by clicking the arrow. Available print methods will show according to the design that was uploaded. If a print method is not available in the drop menu, it may not be compatible with the design that was uploaded. Please see example below:
Once print type has been selected, please select your design color. If a design has a background, a color for the design print and background will need to be chosen separately. Please remember to choose a color that offers sufficient contrast for your design. See below:
Keep in mind that color availability is dependent upon the print method selected. Special Flex Print offers “glow in the dark” as a color option, this option will not be available for printing methods such as Digital-Direct.
After you have selected the product, print method and design color you are all set! Then, hit the “Next” button – done.