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Old June 12th, 2007 Jun 12, 2007 6:35:50 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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My friend and I are about to undertake the task of starting a clothing line. We are a bit confused on the various processes of getting our designs onto shirts, screen printing, heat, DTG, dye, etc. Any information on these or where i can see examples would be great.

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Hello Chris,

The printing industry can be a little confusing.
You can get your designs onto shirts by Screen printing which includes foils, gels, glitter or you can go DTG which has it pros and cons.
dont forget applique which can make for a very cool shirt design.
I think right now finding samples of designs you like is a good place to start.

I hope this was helpful.

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We are a bit confused on the various processes of getting our designs onto shirts, screen printing, heat, DTG, dye, etc. Any information on these or where i can see examples would be great.
One of the best ways to see the different printing methods in person is to visit a tradeshow like Imprinted Sportwear Shows or NBM Shows: Where People and Business Connect! . You'll see DTG, heat transfers, screen printing, dye sublimation all in person.

Another option is to visit your local screen printer and ask them to show you samples of printed designs. You could also contact DTG printers and ask to buy samples.

I sometimes find it useful to look at it a different way: instead of trying to figure out everything there is out there. Figure out your designs and how you want them to look and then make inquires on the best way to achieve what you've designed.

If you go to a local mall or retail store with t-shirts, you should see some examples of t-shirts that you like, and you'll be able to discuss with potential printers (or ask here) how that t-shirt was made.
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