1. All Over Printing or as I say AOP
It’s more technical and the acronym AOP sounds like you know what you talking about. it speaks for it self, its an All Over Print that Extends over both sleeve seams and to the bottom of the t-shirt over the end seam. Remember when printing AOP’s to grade your designs so they fit on all your sizes. Small will require A different size image than your 3XL. Featured to the right Something to take into consideration when printing AOP.
2. JUMBO printing
This is AOP’s cousin It’s smaller and has an actual size dimension Unlike AOP, which is based on any size. Jumbo printing varies from screen printer to screen- printer. Size small inset.
OUR SIZING FOR JUMBO PRINT IS 18x22.
3. STANDARD PLASTISOL PRINTING
It is what it sounds, the whole industry uses Plastisol Ink. Some printers use a mix of soft hand base to make it feel softer which costs more $$$ and some use it right out of the bucket. It’s the most cost effective and efficient way to print T shirts.
Featured to the right is a 6-color soft hand plastisol print And we have the capabilities to print up to 16 colors.
4. DISCHARGE INKS USED WITH AOP & JUMBO PRINTING.
IT’S THE BADDEST INK I N TH E BIZ, Discharge printing has the ability to make bright, opaque colors on dark fabrics with a soft hand And provide ultra detailing in any image. Couple of things to know… before requesting it The dye used in the garment must be dischargeable,and the best results are achieved with garments that are 100% cotton, and can be a bit pricey…but worth every penny.
5. FOIL ME THIS, FOIL ME THAT
FOIL adds bling to any shirt its on. The mir ror-ish Appearance it has catches everyone eye from any Angle. Even trying to take digital pictures was Somewhat challenging as not to catch the reflection. Foil comes in a bunch of colors. I put in a color chart so you can start picking out The color that’s right for you shirts. to the right the hot pink is the foil part.
Ref. crown roll leaf color chart. Roll over
If your looking for something different andunusual this is it. Flocking is a fuzzy “velvetee” looking material slightly raised and and comes in a tons of colors.
Flocking chart link
Think chipped used paint, this is super cool Especially when it’s stacked up. is an additive we put in the ink to create the Crackled look. We pull and twist the t-shirt to activate the cracking. Please make sure the artwork is setup to look distressed, it will only enhance the look
8. GRADIENTS & SIMULATED PROCESS
Gradients and gradient blends are great to work With Photoshop or illustrator, here’s an image we printed using 5 colors. We blended the Purple and orange on top and the yellow and blue for Green.
If we need to, we can print a simulated process, which achieves very fine gradients or images with high tonal quality such as stylized photography or photo realistic elements.
Glitter comes in flakes and is put into or on top of basic plastisol inks. Glitter comes in many colors. Its best used on open spaces, see the butterfly. Glitter was used on the Body and wings all over the shirt.
Glitter chart link.
10. METALLIC INKS
Metallic inks accomplished by actually putting tiny metallic particles in the ink so they reflect light in different directions
11. HIGH DENSITY INK
This is super cool when its stacked up it give you great texture and looks like the ink is coming off the shirt, a real 3 dimesnsional effect. You want to have a decent size area for the ink to cover. Remember a large fill area can weigh down the shirt in certain spots, so use it in certain spots and not all over the shirt and it'll look great.
12. OVER THE SEAM PRINTING
Printing over the seam is a little tricky. There are certain requirements before you start, like picking out the right hoodie. The quality of the cotton need to be a 100% or as close as possible to this % so we can discharge the fabric.
Using all these techniques, NYC TEES loves to do embroidery, that’s the needle and thread pictured here for the FDNY in 20 01, over 200,000 stitches for this design and over 3.5 hours of digitizing, it came out beautiful. Although embroidery does have limitations, when it comes to detailed images we do our best to capture it all. JK
14. PUFF EMBROIDERY