To People That Want to Start Fabric Printing

If you’ve ever wanted to get into the world of fabric printing, but don’t know where to start, this article is for you. We’ll take a look at some of the most common types of printing and explain their pros and cons so that you can decide which technique is right for your business.

Digital Printing

Digital printing is the most common type of digital printing, and it’s what you’ll find in your local copy shop. This type of fabric printing Hong Kong is the most cost effective because the setup fees are minimal, making it easy to produce large quantities. Digital printing can be used on a wide variety of products, but we recommend starting with t-shirts, as they are most popular among customers.

To get started with digital clothing designs, you need to first purchase an inkjet printer that has been pre-loaded with dye sublimation inks (inks designed specifically for this process). These printers start at around $800-$2k depending on their capabilities and how much usage you plan on getting out of them.

Flexography Printing

Flexography printing uses a flat plate and rubber blanket, which are pressed against the print cylinder to form an image. This type of fabric printing is used to print on a variety of materials, including paper and plastic bags.

Because flexography is used by many different industries, it’s the most common type of printing used in the garment industry as well.

Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing is a process where the dye is transferred from a ribbon to a polyester fabric. The dye sublimates and becomes part of the fabric, making it very durable and long lasting. Sublimation printing is best suited for printing on polyester fabrics.

If you are looking to print images or logos onto t-shirts, sweatshirts or any other clothing item made out of cotton or cotton blends then this option may not be suitable for you. If however you are looking to print images and logos onto items made out of 100% polyester then sublimation printing will give great results with no need for heat setting your image before washing it at all!

Choose your printing technique carefully

There are many different ways to print fabric, and each has its own pros and cons. You should choose the technique that is right for your particular project—every project is different, so there isn’t an ideal method for every person or situation. Before you start designing your fabric, research all the different printing methods available to you and compare their advantages and disadvantages. Print samples from each method before committing to buying large amounts of materials; this will give you a better idea of what kind of quality control you can expect from each printer. If possible, ask friends or family members who have had their own projects printed what they think about their experiences; don’t be afraid to ask them any questions!


So, there you have it! If you’re unsure about which option is best for your business and need help deciding which printing method is right for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would be happy to discuss the different options available and help steer you towards the most appropriate one given your specific needs.