We Are Artist-Tees.com
Behind The Scenes At Artist-Tees
Artist-Tees.com specializes in digitally printing full-color images on a variety of garments and other textiles. Our technology enables us to print amazing designs on a wide range of clothing and other items and a very cost-effective price, even for orders as small as one or two shirts.
Directions to our shop: Please call us before dropping in. We are a working print shop, not a storefront, and aren't always ready to handle walk-ins. Thank you!
We also sponsor T-Shirt Fund Raisers. They are an especially effective way of raising money for an organization. Unlike most other fundraisers, there is NO minimum order, NO risk of getting stuck with unsold product, and most importantly, NO risk of running out of the product! If you need more, we print more, simple as that! We are located in Barnegat, NJ. While we digitally print most items in-house, we can also do traditional screen-printing for those jobs that make sense.
Frequently Asked Questions
There will always be certain jobs that just look better screen printed. However, unlike DTG, screen printing always has a minimum job size and the cost is very dependant on that quantity as well as the number of colors in a design.
With DTF and DTG, we can also scale the image to different size products. For example, a small youth T-shirt and an adult 4XL sweatshirt really should have very different image sizes. Screen printing would require a separate job for different sizes.
One more thing, DTF, DTG and Screen Printing are equally durable when handled correctly. If you wash your custom apparel inside out in cold water on a relatively gentle cycle, and dry on low heat, it should last for years.
If you are unsure whether your job should be DTF, DTG or Screen printed, ask us. We'll help you understand the options, costs, and differences, and you can decide.
So that brings us to the cost. First, printing white ink requires an extra pre-treatment step in which we spray a special solution onto the shirt. This solution allows the white ink to adhere to the surface of the fibers rather than being absorbed. Second, white ink is far more expensive by than CMYK ink, and is used at more than twice the rate of CMYK. Lastly, printing with white ink requires more production time per shirt because of the extra pre-treatment step and the extra printing time.
To keep costs down, keep these in mind. White shirts are the least expensive to print. Light colored shirts with dark and black designs usually come out great without white ink. Medium colored shirts with all black or dark blue designs will also work great without white ink. Anything else will probably need white ink.