The most popular and popular, in the field of workwear, sports and leisure wear, is still the heat-sealed vinyl intaglio print; this type of print allows us to apply them on various types of material as well as in different areas of the garment. They are usually reproduced in a single-color version, but it is also possible to make them in different overlapping colors (max. 3-4 colors). Unfortunately, this printing technique, does not allow the reproduction of any required image (e.g., photographs or images with shades, etc.). In cases such as these, digital printing on thermo-transferable plastic substrate is used.
For some technical materials such as polyester, which lately finds varied use in sportswear, there is, and is recommended, a printing technique called sublimation or sublimation printing that is applied directly to the garments by means of hot presses.
For the production of large quantities (e.g., t-shirts), screen printing is recommended. This process involves the creation of a special frame that allows the size and positions of the prints on each garment to remain unchanged. Single-color screen prints are also usually made for economic reasons.
Direct-to-fabric printing or digital screen printing is the latest technique for producing customized cotton T-shirts. It is possible to make it in small and large formats on both light and colored fabrics, even dark (e.g., black). Obviously, acting as a drawing sheet, the most suitable, to be used with this technique, is the white-colored t-shirt that guarantees the originality of colors as well as the qualitatively better result.