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In the above infographic, we take a look at the pros and cons of four different types of apparel printing:


Digital Printing

Digital Printing is the process of printing on textile and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology.

Pros: fast, flexible, and economic.

Cons: durability, cracks when folded, can’t color match.


Discharge Printing

Discharge Printing uses a chemical process to remove the dye in the fibers of the shirt and replaces it with new color or leaves the natural cotton color when no color is added.

Pros: lasts long, no raised texture.

Cons: more expensive, results vary.


Screen Printing

Screen Printing is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto an object, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil or emulsion.

Pros: great quality, longer lasting, cheaper in bulk.

Cons: more expensive for smaller orders, more intensive to set up.


Heat Press Printing

Heat Press Printing is when a graphic image is applied with heat and pressure for a predefined period of time on a press.

Pros: photos can be pressed, not messy.

Cons: expensive set-up, cannot be layered, time consuming.


If you’re looking for screen printing, embroidery, or custom promotional products to promote your business, organization, or event in Central Texas, be sure to contact RiverCity Screenprinting & Embroidery to discuss your needs!