We want your finished product to look awesome, so we put together a list of things to consider when placing your next order.
We can’t print over seams, zippers, or pockets
To achieve the best quality print, we need the printing surface to be as flat as possible. This insures that the screen is able to lay evenly against the garment when printing. This usually isn’t an issue with the fronts and backs of shirts, as those are most often flat and even. However, when you’re printing near seams such as on pockets and sleeves, the print needs to stay within 1/2″ to 1” of the seam. So if the seams of a pocket are 4.5” apart, your max print size is about 3.5”. When you print over seams, it causes a gap in the print because the seam is thicker than the rest of the material.
Ribbed garments do not print well
Ribbed garments provide the best form fit of all blank shirts as they stretch to meet the size of the individual wearing them. This is great for the person wearing the shirt, but it makes printing difficult. When you place a ribbed garment onto the pallet for printing, it isn’t stretched out. The ink goes on top of the ribs and cures. Then once the garment is put on, or stretched, the ink will pull apart and cause damage to the print. It causes gaps in the print between the rips. If that’s the look you’re going for, then you’re all set. Otherwise, we suggest avoiding ribbed garments for printing.
Some shirts aren’t perfect
You may be surprised to find out that most t-shirts are not made by machines, they’re sewn together in facilities by hand. Due to the human element, not every shirt will be 100% correct.
You may have a large shirt in your order that seems slightly different than the others. Since we don’t make the shirts, we cannot guarantee that every one will be the exact same, or made correctly. We try to catch these shirts before sending them to you, but sometimes we miss them.
You may also find a hole in your shirt or you may see a seam that isn’t sewn well. If so, please let us know and we will work to refund you for the defective items.
Please note, we cannot give any refunds for shirts due to their fit. If you have questions about the fit of a specific shirt, please ask for a sample before placing your order.
How to print tri-blend tees
Flashing (partially curing an underbase layer of ink with intense heat before printing the top layer) a tri-blend tee can sometimes burn the material, so avoid using an underbase on tri-blends. Please take this into account when you order them. Without an underbase, tri-blend tees will have a faded/vintage look, which is what tri-blend shirts were intended for. We recommend that you only opt for a tri-blend tee if you are looking for a soft shirt with a soft, sometimes faded print. If a tri-blend is what you’re looking for, check out our ‘3 Recommended Shirts‘ article to see which one we think is best.