Which textile print is the best?

Which textile print is the best?

When it comes to textile printing, every printing process has its advantages and disadvantages. Because different materials like cotton, cotton blends, nylon, and polyester require unique colours and methods of processing, printing on textiles is more difficult than printing on paper. The size of the print run and personal requirements also play a role in choosing the right printing process. While at the Dallas t shirt shop we use the transfer printingsublimation printingscreen printing,  flex printingflock printing , and textile embroidery.

flex printing

Wearing the soft, rubber-elastic transfer film feels like wearing a lovely material.. The best thing about flex printing is the high, intense color quality and long durability.

This printing process is particularly suitable for:

  • Fonts / Motifs
  • Effects like: glitter, neon, silver, gold, copper or rose gold
  • Motifs with several colors (up to 3 colors possible, without color gradients)
  • Combinations with flock printing (for a 3D effect)
  • To have your own jersey printed
  • To have your own delivered T-shirts printed

flock printing

Velvety soft surface with high wash resistance. This printing variant is particularly suitable for coarse textile structures. Due to the high fiber density, an optically high-quality impression is created with excellent color brilliance.

This printing process is particularly suitable for:

  • Fonts and logos
  • heavily used textiles
  • Textiles with a coarse fabric structure
  • Felt bags and cushion covers
  • To have your own jersey flocked
  • To have your own delivered T-shirts printed

sublimation printing

In limited numbers, polyester fabrics can be printed with photorealistic motifs using sublimation technology. During the pressing process, the color sublimates, ie the dye changes directly from the solid to the gaseous state and thus penetrates the polyester fibers at high temperature. This means your printed shirts remain 100% breathable! This printing process is the best, especially if you want to print photos or large motifs on T-shirts, as there is no noticeable ink build-up. The motif is permanently durable and extremely hard-wearing. Optimum color rendering is only achieved on a white background. Monochrome, black motifs can also be applied to light, colored backgrounds.

This printing process is particularly suitable for:

  • photorealistic motifs with brilliant colors
  • Motifs with many colors and color gradients
  • Running shirts, functional shirts, photo t-shirts
  • heavily used textiles
  • UV-resistant
  • no noticeable application of paint
  • 100% breathable

Screen Printing

Classic printing process for all larger textile printing orders. With this printing process, the color is printed with a squeegee through a fine-meshed fabric onto the material to be printed. The mesh apertures of the fabric are rendered color-impermeable using a stencil in the sections of the cloth where no colour is to be printed in line with the printed picture.The colour intensity and durability of screen printing are impressive.

When it comes to large runs, combined with low printing costs and high durability, there is no way around screen printing! Color tones can be matched exactly and effect colors offer a wealth of possibilities.

digital transfer printing

With our Eco-Solvent digital printer, your motif is printed in 4C on a transfer film (no copy shop film) and then automatically plotted / contour cut. Your motif is then applied to a transfer film and pressed onto the textile under pressure and heat using a transfer press. This variant of textile finishing combines the advantages of photo printing with flex printing.

This printing process is particularly suitable for:

  • small numbers
  • for cotton or polyester fabric
  • photorealistic motifs
  • detailed motifs and color gradients


Embroidery is probably the noblest form of transferring a motif to a textile. The biggest advantage besides the noble appearance is the excellent durability of embroidered textiles. Textile embroidery is not comparable to other printing processes, because here the resolution is determined with needle and thread. Color gradients and filigree details are difficult to implement.

  • Long durability, even with frequent washing.
  • Wide range of colors and special yarns (metallic, reflective, fire-resistant).
  • When ordering again, the additional embroidery costs are eliminated.

plastisol transfer

Plastisol transfers are made using the screen printing process. Color is printed on a special transparent film. These are then transferred to the textile using a heat and pressure transfer press. The finest lines, small letters and details are no problem with plastisol transfers.

  • For motifs with many colors, color gradients and large quantities
  • Suitable for almost all textiles
  • Outstanding opacity even on dark textiles



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