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1500 Geronimo Ave (Suite A), Parker AZ 85344 ..........Ph: (928) 669-2383


So, you need some custom printed t-shirts.

SCD Designs offers two basic types of T-shirt printing:

  • Screen printing has been around for over two thousand years. In essence, it is a form of stenciling a mesh screen where your artwork is chemically transposed onto the screen. Ink is then physically pushed through the mesh, in the form of a design. (For more information see Silk Screening)

  • 'Direct-To-Garment' (also known as “Laser” or 'Heat Press') printing - Not surprisingly, is a comparably new new digital option for tee shirt decoration and has quickly given Screenprinting a run for the money.

Modern 'Direct-to-garment' printing relies on a device that is a kind of modified inkjet printer that prints an image directly onto a garment. There are several advantages of creating custom garments using this printing method. For one thing, the garment feels the same as it did before it was printed on. When the technology first appeared, it could only be used on light garments, white in particular. But as the process improved, printers were able to add slightly darker colors to their orders.

So what’s the difference?

DTGprinterImagine a DTG printer as a larger version of a home Inkjet printer, where your designs are printed onto the garment from a printhead. Instead of a paper tray and toner cartridges,

  • There’s a sliding t-shirt table and special garment ink cartridges.
  • Once printed, the garment is heat pressed to cure the ink and ensure washability.
  • As with most inkjets, DTG printing allows for MILLIONS of colors to be produced with vibrant, photo quality details.

The possibilities are endless! Added bonus: garment inks are water-based, so your shirt feels soft to the touch.

As we do most everything custom and not cookie cutter, speaking to you in person over the phone at (928) 669-2383 or visiting us at 1017 Arizona Ave Parker, AZ 85344 is the most efficient way to provide you with a consistent product.