Inside neck: Tag printing

August 12, 2014


One of our services is printing tags on the inside neck of t-shirts.  Its a finishing touch for companies and brands to achieve a polished and professional look that will impress your customers every time they put on their shirt.   Tag printing is the small detail that separates the basic promo shirts from the hi-end clothing brands.

inside neck print

Heres a few pointers and guidelines for tag printing.

  • Size:  2.5″ x 2.5″ inches is an average starting size.  You can a little smaller or larger if needed.
  • Tear-away tags are your friend!  Many brands now offer shirts that have tear-away labels so that we can remove the original tag with no mess and print your custom tag inside.
    Brands that offer tear-away tags:   Next Level, Alstyle, and Tultex.
  • Garments with sewn in labels can be printed and cut out by hand however does not look as seamless.
  • Tag printing is primarily done in single color, so we advise keeping your tag artwork simple.   We can cater to multiple color tags, however it will be considerable more to setup and print.
  • You can print any color for the tag, however gray is the most common choice for good reasons.  Gray tags will be visible on most colored t-shirts so you can print the same tags for t-shirts that are black, white, red, navy… just about any color but gray t-shirts.  Gray also will not show through the back of thin white t-shirts like other colors will.
  • Be aware that some retailers require shirts to have certain information inside the garment (country of origin, washing instructions, and material, etc)
  • Add something personal or funny. –  “Be somebody!”,  “Hand printed with love”,  “You Only Live Once”  add your motto or website,  etc.   Its your tag and your t-shirt go wild.
  • Use a bold legible font.  Using a font with lightweight or script font may be hard to see.
  • If you do not have tag artwork or the means to create it our art department can create something for your brand.
negative tag print

When printing text in the negative space be sure not to use to thin a font.

tag-label-template

Prints like this will be forgiving to fine detail in tags.

 

 

Download our Tag Template and customize is it to your design.

There are 2 ways to provide tag artwork.

  1. You can include one version with all the sizes you are printing in the file (S  M  L  XL  XXL)  and we will tape off all the sizes except the size we printing
  2. Provide artwork for each size separately.  *This may incur an additional screen charge for tags when printing.
label print

Method 1

method 2- tag printing

Method 2

 


Discharge Ink Printing

August 7, 2014


Below is a video of the discharge printing process – as the t-shirt passes through the dryer the heat activates the discharge agent and it works like a bleach returning the t-shirt to its natural cotton color. It can also be mixed with pigment dyes to achieve other colors.

After a wash the t-shirt print leaves a vintage looking and feeling print with no hand feel at all as opposed to standard plastisol ink which has a thicker feel.

 

discharge ink