Garment Decoration Techniques

Textile printing machines and other options

Garment decoration or indeed textile decoration in general can be done in a variety of ways. The method chosen to decorate a specific garment will depend on a variety of factors, such as the number of colours in the design, the number of garments to be decorated per print run and the desired finish on the garment to name just a few.

Options include: (click the panels below for more information)

How to choose a garment decoration technique

Most garment decoration techniques can be used as standalone techniques or by combining any number of different techniques on a garment. However, if your target market is business to business printing of promotional items, cost is very important and only one decoration technique is likely to be used on a garment.

So how do you decide what to buy?

Start by answering these questions –

An example: – I want to print promotional give-aways for business buying in bulk. My minimum order will be 100 shirts. I will offer shirts printed in up to four spot colours only. I have a budget of around £5,000 to buy all the equipment and it should be expandable as my business grows.

Suggested system – For the above example an entry level screen printing system such as the V100 or the mid level V1000 would be ideal as the budget will allow for a one station, four colour press that can be upgraded to four station, four colour, plus extras like a flash cure unit, tunnel dryer and vacuum uv unit for making screens.

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By following the above link, you will be taken to our on-line shop where a comprehensive range of screen printing consumables can be purchased.


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