3 Lesser-Known Facts About Fabric Printing

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3 Lesser-Known Facts About Fabric Printing

Fabric printing, often associated with screen printing or t-shirt printing, is one of the most popular printing styles around. While it may seem straightforward, there are a few things you might not know about fabric printing.

  1. Setup Costs: Whether you’re printing one piece or 1,000, the setup costs are typically the same. This is why it’s more cost-effective to buy in bulk so that you maximize your overhead investment. And if you have a design that you plan to use for an extended period of time, those cost benefits continue on with each run.
  2. Variance: Fabric, unlike card stock, metal and other substrates, has more variance to it. Therefore, in the printing process, two pieces of fabric may be slightly different once printed. To be clear, the variance won’t be extreme and is usually not even noticeable to the naked eye—but slight variance from piece to piece is to be expected.
  3. Dye-Sublimation: Perhaps the most effective form of fabric printing is dye-sublimation. In dye-sublimation, ink is deeply infused into your chosen substrate, allowing the final product to be washed, ironed, steamed, folded and exposed to the elements without a trace of lost image quality. 

Duggal Visual Solutions uses dye-sublimation printing to create custom banners, flags, curtains, lightbox graphics, light shades, clothing, home fabrics and more. The visuals work well with front-lit or back-lit displays, and as outdoor graphics. To learn more, contact us.

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