T-Shirt Printing Technology Today

Do you ever find yourself wondering what the best type of t-shirt printing in Singapore is? Do you have a favorite style and color that you know will go with any outfit? Or do you love to buy new things just for the fun of it? No matter which way, there are multiple types of printing techniques out there. Let’s explore some of them! In this article, we are going to look at some of the different types of t-shirt printing methods in Singapore and how they actually work.

  1. Silk Screen Printing:

This is one type of t-shirt printing method that has been around for the longest time and it is the most cost effective method if you print in bulk. This type of printing uses liquid ink that is put on a screen block and brush onto the fabric. The Prinitng block can be washed off the screen so that you can continue to reuse it over and over! The only limitation of this method is that the design has to be solid, it don’t work if the design is a photography or in gradient.

  1. Heat Press Printing:

Heat press printing is done with a heat press machine (obviously), but that’s not always the case. It can also be completed using just iron and some heat-sensitive material. This means that it doesn’t leave a watermark or smudge like other types of printing might, meaning your image will stay clear and sharp no matter what! It also happens to be the easiest type of printing to use. You can even do this with just a home laserjet or inkjet printer plus an domesitic iron. But the final print will not be as sharp and duarable compared to a commercial printing and heat-press machine.

  1. Vinyl Cutting:

Vinyl cutting is a great way to create your own unique t-shirt printing! It’s basically the exact opposite of silkscreen, in that instead of using an iron for this type of material you use a vinyl cutter. This one is known for its crisp lines and bright colors, which means that it looks super clean. Most of the Personalised name and number on a sport jersey uses this print method.

  1. Direct to Garments (DTG):

Direct to garment printing is a newer technology that creates an image of the material itself instead of using water-based inks. It is like a Printer but instead of feeding in paper, it fits in tshirt. This means like a colour laserjet printer, you are able to create every color under the sun! Because it is heat-activated, your image will not fade or rub off and can stand up to years of use. The great part about this type of t-shirt printing is that it actually becomes part of the material itself, meaning that you do not have to worry about it rubbing off.

  1. Dye Sublimation:

Dye-sublimation is one of the latest technology in printing. All the big brand like Nike and Adidas are producing their sport jersey with this method. Dye-sublimation are able to produce designs cover up the entire t-shirt.  This method requires a machine that heats and cools quickly to seal fabric into the dye so that it will never fade or peel off. This means that you can wash your t-shirt in the washing machine multiple times without worrying about fading.


We at Orangebox offer you one of the best t-shirt printing services in Singapore. No matter whether you’re looking for a silkscreen, direct to garment, heat press, or vinyl cutting, we’ve got you covered! Different method works on different fabric and design, our team will give you the best recommendation based ony our budget and requirement. So if you’re looking for the most affordable, highest quality t-shirt printing in Singapore, look no further than Orangebox!