Screen Printing and Digital Printing (also called Direct To Garment or DTG) are two popular methods of online apparel printing, which Teespring uses for all incoming designs. The choice between Screen and Digital printing is decided by our Production department according to the needs of the design. It is based on several factors like file size, the amount of colors used, intricacy of the design, and in some cases, the amount of orders which have been placed.
Though there are many factors which contribute to the selected method of printing, Screen Printing is generally what we use for our campaigns which offer complex designs with higher order counts. Each color or “layer” of a design will get its own screen, created by the printing facility. The screens are then pressed into the fabric of the product.
When items are printed Digitally, the design which was uploaded to the website will be scanned, analyzed, and prepared by a computer system. Once it has been vectorized by our team to make sure there are no imperfections, it will be applied directly to the products offered on the campaign.
Teespring guarantees satisfaction and quality from both forms of printing, and all designs uploaded to our website undergo a thorough and rigorous analyzation period before the printing process has started.