Screen Printingthe idea method of printing on shirts
Screen Printing is the art of mass producing custom apparel. This is your best choice if you have an order of 3 dozen or more. Screen printing starts with graphic design. Each color is separated into a transparency and transferred to a large mesh screen stretched over a canvas frame through a photosensitive process. This is where the term screen comes from. It is a lengthy process, but after a design is setup, there is no faster or more efficient way to produce T-shirts.
Vinylfor doors, windows, cars, laptops, and pretty much everything flat!
A vinyl cutter is a piece of equipment used to cut a design in the top layer of any material with a backing. The material around the design can then be peeled away, and the vinyl can be transferred to something.
This process is used for making A-frames, signs, glass doors, windows, cars, and trucks. Every job is different, so give us a call for an estimate. We will actually come to your place of business and install!
Blog Post for Live Ink's own vinyl cut sign
Stickersslap some stickers around town
LiveInk is proud to offer custom stickers! There are lots of different kinds of stickers. Whatever you're looking for, we can help you with.
We offer bumper stickers, window decals, die cut stickers, vinyl stickers. Give us a call, we'll make it happen.
Vinyl Shirts + Jerseysno setup costs and vibrant and durable colors
The process for making custom jerseys, and other vinyl shirts is very simular to cut vinyl signs. There are specialty vinyls for fabric. After cutting and weeding out the design you adhere the specialty vinyl with a heat press. It permanently affixes it to the T-shirt and looks way better than any kind of heat transfer.
Vinyl cut shirts and jerseys are great because there are no setup fees and no minimums! If your design has solid colors and you have a quantity lower than 12, vinyl is probably the way to go.
Heat Transfersgood for small runs and photographs
Heat transfers are great for small quantity orders with a lot of colors. You can get a full range of colors, with photo quality detail with no setup costs and no minimums. We use the highest quality materials, and get an amazing range of color with this process!
There is a large difference between printing on white shirts, and printing on any other color. Printing on white shirts is much more flexible. Without getting too complicated, when printing on white, the design can have negative space, or a background. When printing on dark shirts the design has to be self contained (ex. a rectangle)
Your design is printed onto a special sheet from a photo printer. It is then transferred onto the fabric with a heat press. Using pressure and heat your design is printed onto the shirt. These are great for presents or photos.