Epic Dream Media

Custom T-Shirts

Our knowledge of graphic design and attention to detail is the key to guaranteeing you the best quality products possible. We will print as few as 1 shirt but the more shirts you order the better your pricing. We have the technology to print multiple color jobs and ensure print consistency on long runs. Printing approximately 10,000 items per year has given us the experience we need to do a superior job for you.

We offer full color digital printing, heat pressing and screen printing services for personalizing t-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, totes, and many other products.  Our most decorated garment is the District 100% ringspun cotton t-shirt DT5000.  District brand is known for its soft, springy comfortable fit. It comes in a variety of styles that include ladies fitted, v-necks and long sleeves.  Our 2nd most popular t-shirt brand is the Port & Company 100% cotton t-shirt, which is similar to Gildan.Fu

Screen Printing

Also known as silkscreening, this process involves applying ink or paint to the shirt using a prepared screen.

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Heat Transfer Vinyl

Using a heat press to transfer  custom vinyl cut out designs onto a garment.

Full Color Digital Printing

This technique uses specialized solvent-based ink which is printed on special paper then transferred via heat onto the garment.

What's The Difference?

Screen Printing

With this process, each color in your design will require a different screen, increasing the initial cost. However, since this process works like a stencil, the higher quantity of shirts you order, the lower the unit price will be.Because the media is transferred to and permeates into the fabric, your design will last much longer than that of a heat transfer. Take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of this process.

Advantages:

  • Colors used in screen printing are vibrant
  • High quality image
  • Long lasting results
  • Cost effective for large quantity orders



Disadvantages:

  • Setup costs are high when compared to other methods
  • Minimum quantity required
  • Multiple colors require multiple screens, adding to the initial cost
  • Small quantities can be very expensive
  • Setup costs for this method are relatively high. For larger quantity orders, screen printing is ultimately the better option for its speed and efficiency. For lower quantity orders, the cost (in this case) may not justify the means. 

Heat Transfer Vinyl

There are two primary methods utilized for heat transfers. The first involves using a heat press to transfer your custom vinyl cut out designs onto the shirt. The second uses specialized ink to print the design onto transfer paper, which is then placed on the shirt and heat pressed to the fabric. Take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of this process.

Advantages:

  • Different shirts in the same order can be customized
  • Designs with multiple colors can be easily executed
  • Complicated designs can easily be transferred
  • Great option and extremely cost effective for small quantity orders


Disadvantages:

  • The design will fade over time
  • The design will likely crack after several runs in the dryer
  • This method’s results won’t last as long as screen printing or DTG (direct to garment)
  • Heat sensitive fabrics cannot be used
 

If your job is a small one which requires multiple colors or customized shirts, heat transfer may be the option for you.

Full Color Digital Printing

This process allows images to be printed in greater detail than screen printing, and there’s no limit to the amount of colors you can use. For those working with limited resources, and in need of smaller quantities, digital printing offers excellent results without heavy setup costs. For low quantity unlimited color orders, the prepping, printing, and curing process for digital printing takes minutes. When compared to screen printing, the same job would require hours. Outlined here are some benefits and drawbacks of using digital printing for your next custom T-shirt printing project.

Advantages:

  •  Full color high detail printing
  • This method preserves the soft feel of the garment
  • One-off or single shirts can be produced easily
  • Low cost per printed unit


Disadvantages:

  • When compared to screen printing (for larger quantities) digital printing is slow

The quality, color, and custom design of the t shirts you order will have a major impact on how much your project will cost. A single color print on a basic white t shirt is the most inexpensive option, and prices increase from this baseline dependent upon the projects’ requirements.

Use Our Cost Customizer Tool to get an idea of how much your next project will cost.

T-Shirt Designs

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