Two reasons for its popularity are that screen printing is more cost-effective and time-efficient than other t-shirt printing techniques such as embroidery. As a result, it's the ideal choice for bulk buying or one-off events, and it suits all clothing customisation needs. Screen printing is perfect for the job for those looking to customise a large design on garments such as t-shirts. The same also applies to intricate designs such as transferring photographic images or artwork to a clothing item, as the silk screen printing machine requires the usage of more colour to capture every detail. So, whether you want to personalise charity t-shirts or hen and stag parties tees, silk screen printing is the most suitable and fantastic way to stand out.
Embroidery is a stitching method to customise garments, leaving a long-lasting effect; this is one of the reasons why choosing embroidery is the better option. At Buytshirtsonline, we have a skilled embroidery team who can hand-stitch designs onto clothing. We also have innovative digital embroidery machines that can do the job much quicker. In addition, our embroidery machines are state-of-the-art and can recreate traditional stitching visuals.
Compared to traditional screen printing, embroidery is more durable, meaning your garments have a longer shelf life, which is particularly important when putting your customised clothing through multiple washes. In addition, embroidery adds an extra element of professionalism to your clothing, and it's a popular option for customising workwear or school uniform. Polo t-shirts are excellent and our recommended choice of apparel for adding embroidery; at Buytshirtsonline, we have a vast range of wholesale polo t-shirts for you to choose from! Read our 'Why Embroider Polo Shirts?' article here for more on why polo t-shirts are perfect for embroidery.
While all materials are suitable, we recommend certain garments for specific t-shirt printing needs to ensure you get the highest quality of service from us and customisation designs that last. Standard cotton t-shirts and hoodies are widely used for screen printing, and here at Buytshirtsonline, we have a vast range of colours, styles and brands to choose from, including Fruit of the Loom and AWDis Just Hoods.
For embroidery, polo t-shirts would be our first choice. Not only is the material more sustainable, but it adds a cleaner, more professional look compared to a standard crew or v-neck shirt. Unfortunately, polyester, silk, and thin materials aren't suitable for embroidery.
For more information on the types of materials that are best suited for the different t-shirt printing techniques, or to learn more about the benefits of each one so you can choose the suitable customised design method, go along to our T-shirt Content Hub to find out more information or contact Buytshirtsonline today.