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There is a glut of information on the Internet, from articles to YouTube tutorials, explaining the process of printing your own T-shirts. It’s advertised as easy, fun, and inexpensive. It’s actually difficult to find any evidence on the Internet to the contrary. This post is designed to give some balance to that perspective.

Don’t get me wrong. I firmly support the pursuit of your creativity, and screen printing is a good avenue for creativity. If that is what you’re after, then get down to business. If, on the other hand, you’re thinking you can cut corners by doing it yourself, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind.

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Most shirt designs sit inside careful boundaries, confined to a portion of the shirt. One way to break away from traditional t-shirt design is all-over printing. You’ve undoubtedly seen all over prints, which cover the entire shirt, or at least one side of it. All over designs are literally all over the shirt, but how is it accomplished? The answer is complex, engrossing, and perfectly suited for a blog entry.

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If you’re thinking you can take a screen off your window at home, add some emulsion to it, and start printing shirts, this article is for you. I’d like to gently talk you down from that idea. You can do better. Preparing screens is a critical part of making good prints. This is how the pros do it:

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You can get just about anything you need on the Internet, without ever having to speak to a soul. Ordering custom garments from DFC Screen Printing is no different.

Trepidation at ordering custom shirts without human interaction isn’t uncommon. There is a degree of uncertainty in the process, on first glance. But ordering custom shirts is a painless and easy process.

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Discharge printing has seen a little coverage in this blog already, but deserves its own post.

If you remember, in the post about water-based inks, we discussed how water-based inks dye fabric, rather than laying ink over them. Discharge printing is a variation on water-based inks.  

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