What is the difference between vinyl and silk screen t-shirt printing?

Screen Printed T Shirts

Silk screen

If you are printing under 20 pieces, then vinyl would be your best bet as there are not any setup costs or minimum quantities.

Vinyl t shirt printing Pros:

The main difference is the cost 

Very sharp look with vector images

Cheaper for one-off prints

Nice look, Comes in various effects, glitter, reflective and 3d effect.

Vinyl Cons:

Does not get much get cheaper when ordering high volume

Not good for photos and high detail images

Screen Printing Pros and texture:

It has an ink feel.

Silk screen printing inks usually sit on top of the fabric, and is very durable.

When choosing this process, you can take advantage of the background removal tools and processes available.

It is also cheaper than vinyl on bigger print runs

Looks great

Can hold allot more details

Great with multicolor images

Silk screen printing Cons:

Has initial screen setup costs to consider

Has a minimum of 25 pieces per design

Vinyl Printed T shirts

T-shirt Vinyl is best suited for small runs (under 25) Because there are no initial screen setup charges.

This is usually used for one colour black style prints.

The limitations of vinyl prints are that Vinyl is not very good with highly detailed or photographic images.

vinyl is great with basic text and simecritcal shapes.

screen printing is more cost-effective for large runs. 

Bear in mind, that the initial setup cost of making the screens can be considerably higher than vinyl printing

Once the screens are made your cost per print is much lower than a vinyl print.

There may also a minimum of 25 pieces for screen print.

Many tutorials on how to print screen, However, it does take some training to pull off successfully.

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What is the difference between vinyl and silk screen t-shirt printing?
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What is the difference between vinyl and silk screen t-shirt printing?
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When choosing between vinyl and screen printing, it would depend on the number of garments that you need printing, the frequency that you are printing and your budget. Screen printing is cheaper for bigger runs but there are setup costs involved making it more expensive for the first 20 garments to be printed. If you are printing under 20 pieces, then vinyl would be your best bet as there are not any setup costs or minimum quantities.
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