Originally Posted by plasmatron
What type of printing did you use for the KAIKO image?
Photo or flockprint?
Sorry, I don't know for certain. It was a basic mens t-shirt from Vistaprint. Gildan heavy cotton.
Edit - The label says it's an 'Anvil' T shirt, but Vistaprint use Gildan now afaik.
They didn't have separate printing options there when I made my shirt. Because it was a black t-shirt, I'm fairly certain they used 'flex printing' (thats what spreadshirt calls it
). The letters feel like a thin rubber layer that's been embedded into the shirt. The black areas within the logo are not printed, they are 'holes' in the layer. (I think I had to supply an image that had transparency for this to work.)
I'm very pleased with the quality. The design is not worn at all, the edges are sharp, the whites are bright and the colour is still vibrant.
I would guess
that Vistaprint uses a cheaper ink-like printing for their white and grey shirts. I'd be a little worried about the design fading if you use that method.