In addition to the printing factory that can make plates and make silk screens (water-based offset printing, luminous fluorescent bronzing, hot stamping), most of the T-shirt Customization is done by digital and transfer processes. The advantage of silk screen printing is that all kinds of colors are good and feel good. The limitation is that the number of color registrations is limited, and you will be useless if you take a photo, and the cost of making a plate exceeds the cost of your custom-made clothes.
If the number of orders is large, silk screen printing can be considered for more than 20 pieces. Even if there are many design drafts, it is not impossible to try, and the cost performance is very high. With the trend of modern environmental protection and sustainability, there will only be fewer and fewer printing factories. If there is no business, there will be no pollution.
The thermal transfer printing process is the most widely used, and the custom T-shirt is also the easiest, most efficient and cheap way to do it. The sublimation process can solve this problem, but it must be made of chemical fiber fabrics, which is bad. Of course there are even better offset prints that cost hundreds of dollars, forget about custom T-shirts.
The embroidery is skipped, except that it is expensive. Talk in detail about the future trend – digital direct injection. A T-shirt printing machine ranges from several thousand yuan to several million, which is also the reason for the price differentiation of customized T-shirt products. At the same time, the cost of ink consumables also ranges from several hundred yuan to several thousand yuan. The same digital direct injection, you can also get a few yuan and a few tens of yuan in the cost difference.
I learned from UNIQLO’s customization project that they used the Japanese Brother GTX series printing machines to launch customized services in flagship stores to increase consumers’ stay in the store. Most of the personalized Custom T-shirt Pattern platforms also use the same equipment, occupying a small space and easy to operate. , Similarly, Epson and Ricoh also launched products with little difference in function and price, and the general price ranged from ten to two hundred thousand.