Comparing Print Methods

Are you looking for an apparel printing option for your business, brand, or an upcoming event, but not sure which printing method is the best suited for you? You are in the right place! Here, we will break down the three different types of printing methods that we offer at Mona T-Shirt, so you can choose a method that works best for you.

 

  Screen Printing Digital Printing Embroidery
Application Technique The traditional method of garment decoration. Individual colors in your design are imposed on fine mesh screens. Ink is then forced through the mesh directly onto the fabric and is bonded using high temperatures. State-of-the-art technology where the image is printed onto the garment directly from a digital file. Unlike iron-on transfers, digital printing leaves a vibrant image with excellent durability and wash fastness. Logo or design is sewn directly into the fabric using decorative needlework.
Minimum Order 12 pieces No minimum No minimum
Production Time 5-7 days 5-7 days 5-7 days
Price Factors
  • Product style and color
  • Number of print locations
  • Number of colors in design
  • Product style and color
  • Number of print locations
  • Product style and color
  • Number of embroidery locations
  • Thread count
Typical Uses Large volume orders for businesses, schools, organizations, and events Individual shirts or small volume runs Business shirts or uniforms
Benefits
  • Extremely cost effective when produced in large volume runs
  • Creates high quality apparel that can withstand years of washing
  • No minimum allows for small or individual custom shirts
  • Cost effective reproduction of full color images
  • Fast turn around time
  • Price is not affected by number of colors in design
  • Creates attractive, branded apparel
  • Logo is sewn directly into the fabric
Limitations Maximum of 6 colors per location Only available in certain product styles and colors Best when applied to heavier garments such as polos

Screen Printing

If you have had a graphic t-shirt for a while that you wear quite often, but it still looks amazing, it is probably made with screen printing. The screen printing method, also known as silkscreen printing, is the traditional and most popular method of garment decoration. It guarantees ultimate replication of the design, produces longer-lasting products, and more accurate and vibrant colors. Mona T-Shirt has perfected the art of screen printing over the last 30 years, and we take pride in the efficiency and quality of our printing process.

Who is it for?

The screen printing method is great for you if you want to produce a large amount of the same shirts, for example, for your business, school, organizations, and events. We can print multicolor designs with up to 6 colors.

How much does it cost?

The final cost depends on a number of factors, such as how big your design is, what product are you wanting to print on, the number of print locations, and the number of different colors in your design. Rest assured, Mona T-Shirt guarantees unbeatable prices, quality work, and guaranteed satisfaction. Request a quote here to get started.

Benefits.

Screen printing is extremely cost effective when produced in larger quantities, and it is compatible with most fabrics available on the market. With screen printing, you can expect a very fast turnaround time and guaranteed high quality apparel that can withstand years of washing.

Limitations.

Unfortunately, if you are looking for smaller quantities or more complex designs with more than 6 colors, then this may not be the right option for you.

Minimum Order Required: 12 Pieces

Production Time: 5-7 Days

Direct to Garment (Digital) Printing

Direct to Garment, or DTG printing is the newest method of apparel printing. It involves the use of modern inkjet technology to print your design directly to your t-shirt. The DTG technique is best used for items that require high amounts of detail and orders of a smaller quantity. This technique allows you to print millions of colors making it a perfect choice for full-color photographs.

Who is it for?

DTG enables order fulfillment on-demand with no minimum order quantity required. If you are looking for individual shirts, full-color photograph prints, or small volume runs, this would be a great choice for you. 

How much does it cost?

The final cost depends on what product are you wanting to print on and the number of print locations. With our expert team of direct to garment printers, we are able to print just about any design you can think of. We ensure high quality digital printing and offer affordable prices. Request a quote here to get started.

Benefits:

Our DTG printers are able to print extremely intricate designs without any color limitations. Unlike iron-on transfers, digital printing leaves your fabric feeling a lot smoother with excellent quality vibrant images.

Limitations:

DTG printing is only available in certain product styles and colors. Contact us for more details.

Minimum Order Required: No minimum quantity.

Production Time: 5-7 Days

Embroidery

The embroidery process is one of the oldest fabric decoration methods. The image or text is directly sewn onto the garment or product of your choice. 

Who is it for?

Embroidery is generally best for stitching personalized logos for business shirts, polo shirts, caps and outerwear. 

How much does it cost?

The final cost depends on what product are you wanting to print on, the number of embroidery locations, and the thread count. Here at Mona T-Shirt, we have a team of embroidery experts that will go the extra We ensure high quality digital printing and offer affordable prices. Request a quote here to get started.

Benefits:

Embroidery provides an added texture to your design and evokes a high perceived value and sense of professionalism. It is more durable and resistant to damage from washing than most decoration methods. 

Limitations:

Embroidery works best with heavier garments.

Minimum Order Required: No minimum quantity.

Production Time: 5-7 Days