What technology is used to print on t-shirts (and any fabric product)?
The technology we use is Direct to Garment (DTG) method of printing. That means we can create photo-quality prints. We use the Brother GT 381 printer.
How is the print quality? How durable is the printed artwork on the shirts?
Our apparel is created with the latest in garment printing technology and our inks are water based and eco-friendly. This makes the feel much softer than traditional screen printed shirts, but just as durable after repeatedly washing and drying.
What type of ink do you use?
We use genuine Brother GT-3, water based pigment inks. GT-3 inks are CPSIA compliant and Oeko-Tex™ certified, which means they are safe to print on youth/children’s clothing and reduce environmental waste. Also, GT-3 inks provide a high washing colorfast AATCC rating of 4.
Disclaimer about Direct to GarmentYou may notice some discoloration or off white residue on your apparel. Do not worry! This is a special solution used for printing and can sometimes leave marks during the drying process. These are not stains and will wash off after the first wash cycle. Our apparel is created with the latest in garment printing technology. In addition, our inks are water based and eco-friendly. This makes the feel much softer than traditional screen printed shirts, but just as durable!
What is the GSM weight of your print paper and specs?
Basis Weight: 192 g/m2
Media Thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
ISO Brightness: 104%
How are canvas made?
Canvases are printed on a satin finish canvas and hand stretched.
What material are the frames made of and what color? What is the thickness of the frame? Are the frames matted?
Our frames are wood and made in Los Angeles. Acrylic covers the print and the frames are black. The frames have a border of 1" making the final diameter of a Framed Poster 1" large all around (i.e. 24" x 36" = 26" x 38"). Frames are not matted.
How are your products packaged for shipment?
Because of the variety of products we fulfill, we package each item based on dimension requirements to ensure protection during shipment. Generally, posters are shipped in kraft tube boxes with plastic end caps. Frames and canvases are usually shipped in corrugated boxes, ranging in dimensions of 26x20x18 to 28x5.5x38.
How do you package frames?
Frames are first wrapped in tissue paper to protect them from scratches and are then wrapped in a layer of adhesive bubble wrap. Finally, they are wrapped in a thicker, more durable bubble wrap that will add extra protection during shipment.
Are your packaging materials eco-friendly and recyclable?The poly bags used in our packaging are recyclable, biodegradable, 100% virgin polyethylene film, FDA and USDA compliant. Bubble wraps are made from a minimum of 15% recycled plastic and 10% post-consumer content. Our kraft tubes are made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content and 0-30% secondary recycled content.
How should I wash my printed garments?
You've purcahsed your favorite items - it's important that you know how to take care of them in the best way possible! We suggest using the follow instructions when washing your garment:
*Machine wash cold, inside-out, gentle cycle with mild detergent and similar colors. Only non-chlorine bleach, when necessary. No fabric softeners. Tumble dry low, or hang-dry for longest life. Cool iron inside-out if necessary. Do not iron decoration. Do not dry clean.*
For pillows, remember that the pillow insert should only be handwashed.
Can I set my washing and drying on a high setting( high temperature)?
Be wary of washing and drying on a high setting, especially when the garment is 100% cotton.
High temperature washes can fade and crack the print, and high temperature dryer settings can shrink the garment, as well as damage the print.