Top tips for clothing printing

Ordering promotional clothing can be hard. That is why we have listed the most important points for you to take into account in order to make the right choices. Read more about quality, printing techniques, price, fit and size.

Print techniques

In order to help you in making the right decision, we have a comprehensive explanation of the different types of printing techniques so you can make the right choice in every situation in order to achieve the best application. Read more about the printing techniques in our blog article.

print screen technique for t shirt printing

Screen printing 1-4 colours

Good for printing designs with 1 to 4 solid colours. The printing lasts a long time and feels like it has been painted on it.

Suitable for

Printing logos, text and designs in solid colours. Long-term use. The print stays good up to 20 to 25 washes.

Not suitable for

Logos and designs with many different colours and colour gradients such as photographs. Small letters and details.

Artwork

If you opt for screen printing, you should submit your design as a vector file and preferably with PMS colours.

full colour DTG printing technique for t shirt design

Full-colour printing

The word says it all. With full-colour printing, you have endless possibilities when it comes to colour use. The paint will be absorbed more by the fabric but remains tangible.

Suitable for

Short use as events or to give away. Photos, logos and designs with lots of colours and gradient.

Not suitable for

For long-term use, intensive washing and as work clothing. The print starts fading after 10 x washing and with light fabrics often faster.

Artwork

If you opt for full-colour you can submit your file with CMYK colours.

embroidery printing technique for personalised t shirt

Embroidery

Good for designs with 1 to 12 solid colours. The decoration is the longest lasting in terms of colours and quality.

Suitable for

Workwear and for long-term use. Logos and text. An embroidery gives a luxurious look and can take a beating and multiple washes (25+).

Not suitable for

Logos and designs with many different colours (12+) and colour gradients such as photographs. Small letters and details.

Artwork

If you choose to embroider, you have to submit your design as a vector file and preferably with PMS colours.

Quality

Quality and choices. At Helloprint we provide various types of quality options, for each type of product we have a Budget, Basic but also a Premium option. When you are looking for clothing for a short promotion then we recommend you to choose our “Budget” offer. Budget stands for a decent quality and ensures that you are will have the most beneficial price. In comparison to our entire range, budget items are the lower quality option. If you are looking for a product that is made of a stronger material and that is just a little better finished, then we recommend you to choose our “Basic” variant. When are you really looking for the best quality and do you want to use the clothes for a longer period of time? Then we advise you to go for our “Premium” offer. The material of our Premium range is the best and has the best specifications and finishes.

Price

Because of our large supplier network we are always able to deliver the best prices. It is good to keep in mind that the price per garment can be considerably lower at higher quantity orders. The higher the quantity, the more efficiently we can produce your order. Do you often make repeat orders with the same design? Then we advise you to place a larger order. This ensures that you save money on longer term, which you can invest in growing your business.

Fit and size

Helloprint provides every fit whether you’re looking for a normal, slim, men’s or women’s fit. To make the right choice, it is important to look closely at the product specifications and size charts. When you are not completely sure about the size and you are a bit afraid that it may fit on the small side? Then we advise you to always opt for a larger size. It is good to keep in mind that a garment can shrink up to 5% after a washing and that the printing of your clothes remains the best for a wash at a maximum of 40 degrees.