38 years of Phoenix Teefactory

One more year, we got together to celebrate the 38 years of Phoenix Teefactory! On this day we gather all together to take some pictures and to talk about future projects. 🙂

The main novelty this year is the opening of our new custom tees showroom, which many of us had not been able to visit yet.

So we spent a good time fooling around and snooping on every corner of the showroom, while they took some unexpected pictures. Not even sorry, guys! 📸

Many of our clients have been working with us for years, and a few of them personally know some of our great sales team. They are responsible for solving doubts and provide advice on each step of the order of your personalised garments. Here they are:

Our printing workshop has been expanding step by step, and now we achieved a large, luminous and well conditioned space in which each team can feel comfortable to work.

Here you have the screen printing team, screen printing laboratory team and digital printing team.

Between Photoshop and Pantone colours, we can find our graphic design team, always ready to adjust and prepare your designs to get the better printing results. 👨‍🎨

Behind our website there is a lot of work (and also a lot of love, why deny it) of our I.T. team. Programming, layouts and tapping lot of code is what they do so that you can navigate in a simple and intuitive way through our website. 👩‍💻

From the content team we manage social media, blogs, product descriptions and many other things. So, we never stop creating brand new stuff.

And as you can see, neither web nor content teams are really into taking sunbathes. 🧛‍♀️

The accounting team manages all accounts faultlessly. And they might have a great time doing it, because from their office we always hear them laugh out loud. Surely it’s because they handle the money… 💰

We have new future projects in which to continue working, both in our printing workshop and in our websites, but we will tell you that in another post. See you on the next anniversary!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Metallic printing: Screen printing vs Transfer vinyl

Golden metallic printing on t-shirts is one of most fashionable printing options, and also one of those that generate more questions, especially when it comes to choose between screen printing or CAD-CUT vinyl. So let’s clear up some things about metallic printing: screen printing vs transfer vinyl.

We show you a perfect sample of online custom t-shirts so you can see the different effects that can be achieved with one or another printing technique.

Screenprinting with gold ink

The golden ink used in screen printing is made with metallic pigments, which end up giving a metallic look to the gold and silver ink.

The gold and silver inks are the same in terms of high quality compared to normal inks, but their price is a little higher. Still, the value for money is incredible, that’s why it is the most usual choice to customise t-shirts with gold effect.

Bear in mind that small details of your design or logo will look much better using screen printing.

That’s how T-shirts printed with metallic ink look like:

Metallic Transfer Vinyl

Transfer vinyl is a thermo-adhesive laminate sheet which we cut them down to size and finally ironing them to your tees with a heat-press. There are a wide range of vinyls with different effects so you can get a very specific look.

In the case of gold vinyl, you can choose between matt metallic vinyl and metallic glitter vinyl. In these personalised tees you can see the difference between them:

We usually use transfer vinyl in some specific cases: to put different names or numbers in sport t-shirts or to customise in full colour some difficult garments, such as backpacks. It is a bit more expensive than screen printing, so we recommend it if you need a very special effect on your custom t-shirts.

Both techniques have a great resistance to washing and can be applied to any of our printable t-shirts.

Choosing a printing method usually depends on the type of design to be printed, but sometimes our clients wants a precise look on his printed t-shirts. In those cases our sales team will advise you to achieve the best results. 🙂

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

37 years for Phoenix Teefactory

We reached 37 years of Phoenix Teefactory, so we can call ourselves full experts on printing garments.

As we do every year, we take a day off to visit our textile workshop and spend the day doing some team building. We’ve grown a bit since our last anniversary!

If you are already our client, probably you know our great sales staff. Our office it’s a Babel tower: you can hear people talking in german, english, spanish, portuguese, catalan, french, dutch, italian… These cool people are who helps our clients to solve doubts with no hesitation to be sure that you get your personalised garments just in the way you wanted to. 🙂

The’re different areas in our textile workshop, but all of them work tirelessly so that everything goes perfectly and on time: from preparing the inks for the screen printing process to the warehouse organisation, everyone contributes to success and we assure you that they are true experts in their respective area.

Our brand-new graphic design team is responsible for modifying, arranging and give some advices on the designs to achieve the best result during the printing process. You will find them always working on Photoshop and fighting (friendly) for the pantone guide set. 😀

The IT and web content team take care to the millimetre that all the webs work perfectly, so that you will find what you looking for in an easy simple way. Social media team are also very busy updating this humble blog. You will distinguish all of them by their little exposure to sunlight! 😛

And last but not least, the accounting department manages accounts and all the numbers so everything fits at the end of the month. At the moment we don’t know about any embezzlements or secret accounts in Switzerland. 😮

Shortly we will tell you a few news about our textile workshop: we have been doing a extreme makeover and we just cannot wait to show you the result. See you on the next post!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Printed Full Print Neck tubes

One of our best-sellings promotional items are these useful printed full print neck tubes, perfects to keep away the cold while you are outdoors. They’re ideal for clubs, associations, runners, events, festivals or even companies!

There are a few options to customise neckwarmers. We use to recommend screen-printing, if you are looking for a great value, or all over printing.

We can only use Full print on 100% polyester white garments, which are fully coloured all over the surface with the client’s design.

You can create a tile pattern with your logo on these personalised neck tubes or print a full design with no colour limits. Also the printing is totally indelible and impossible to detect by touch, so the garment remains 100% breathable. Perfect for practising sports during winter!

You can take a look at out online full print catalogue to check other textile items for personalise in full printing:

  • Cotton-touch T-shirts
  • Sport T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Bandanas
  • Beach towels
  • Gym towels
  • Blankets

These printed neckwarmers are a cool choice for business giveaways, marathons, sport clubs, tournaments, etc. You can wear them in so many ways: as a headband, hood, pirate hat, hairband or foulard.

Another original use for these customised neck tube is for a cool accessory for merchandising. Plus, one size fits all so no one is left out!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised neckwarmers website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

French Terry sweatshirts

French Terry sweatshirts are not outwardly differentiated from traditional fleece sweatshirts. The difference is on the inside. 😉

You will not find the silky touch inside the French Terry sweats. The fabric is actually the same, it only change how it is processed!

French terry is a knit fabric with loops and soft piles of yarn. It’s a non-brushed fleece. So the touch is heavier than a tee, but lighter than most of the sweats.

A little curiosity: the exceed fabric result from the knitting process it’s used to make the non-woven fabric.

Some manufacturers choose to make French Terry sweatshirts for personalise with less weight than classic sweats, so they are absolutely perfect for spring or autumn.

There a few advantages to have in mind to choose printed french terry sweats: they’re perfect for practising sports because the loops absorb water on the inside but the outside remains dry. Cool and stylish sportswear!

Also, it’s super comfortable to wear cause the yarn is so soft! You can see the difference in the image below.

Standard fleece vs French terry fleece:

You can take a look at out online sweatshirts catalogue and you will find a few French Terry sweats for personalising:

Print French Terry sweats is very popular among designers, clothing brands and bands, mostly because they’re comfortable and you don’t have to worry about the awful small thread balls.

We use to recommend screen-printing to customise French Terry sweats, as we do in classic sweatshirts, cause the outside fabric is the same.

You can learn more about the process watching this video:

Full print Tees

Full print tees are really gaining momentum in the designing world, with so many young entrepreneurs and alternative handcraft markets around, especially in the latest months leading upto Christmas.

Full print tees

With the limitless advantages these personalised clothes offer, it’s no surprise that Full Print T-shirts are so popular! The full printing technique allows for multicoloured images to be printed all over the surface of the T-shirt or other garment with no colour limit including shading, photo quality and artwork of all kinds.

All over t-shirts
Full printing on t-shirts

Another excellent quality of the Full Print customising method is that it is 100% indeleble which means you can wash your full-printed tees over and over again and the printing won’t disappear !

As well as the long-lasting visual effects, the sublimation printing used for Full printing means it is completely indistinguishable to the touch too, unlike other personalisation methods, there’s no horrible plastic feel!

Full print
Print all over t-shirt

Remember: although we are able to print all-over the surface of the T-shirt or other garment, we are restricted by certain limitations. There are some areas which are impossible to print such as under the arms or near the collar and can produce white creases which may be more obvious in certain designs.

Customised t-shirts
All over tees

Within our Normal Full Print Catalogue, we also produce a range of other accessories which you can choose from:

  • Square and triangular bandanas;
  • Towels of different sizes;
  • Neckwarmers;
  • Blankets;
  • Sports style T-shirts
  • and the more traditional cotton-touch Tees.

So there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! If you need an idea for original gifts, business give-aways, new clothing lines, gym gear, music merchandising, sports outfits etc. we’re sure you’ll find something to suit you!

Printed tees full print
Personalised t-shirts

Not only that but we also provide Made-to-order Full Printing for those who wish for the ultimate in personalised t-shirts! Within this range, kid’s, women’s and adult’s T-shirts are available in either a cotton-touch style or a sports technical style. Ideal for designers and fashionable clothes stores!

T-shirts packaging

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Full Print Neck Warmers

We all know that it becomes much more difficult to get up the motivation to go out running or off to the gym on those cold winter nights, but with these fantastic full print neck warmers you can protect yourself from the cold wind and keep up with your sporting activities with no problems! Ideal for motorbike clubs, runners, cyclists, skiers and other winter sports!

Full print neck warmers

In the last few years, personalised multiuse neck warmers have been growing rapidly in popularity for all different reasons: as promotional items, for sports clubs, fashion accessories etc.

These fullprint neck warmers offer many possibilities as you can wear them as scarves, headscarves, arm bands, even as a hair accessory! What’s even better is that with Full Printing we can print all over the surface of the garment with no colour limits which makes them perfect for reproducing your designs or company logo in a tile format!

Full printing is done on 100% polyester garments which allows for an indeleble print with sublimation meaning not only is it impossible to detect by touch, the clothing also remains 100% breathable.

As well as neck warmers, we have various other items available for full printing:

  • Cotton-touch T-shirts
  • Sport T-shirts
  • Sleeveless T-shirts
  • Bandanas
  • Hand towels
  • Gym or bath towels
  • Blankets

Printed neck warmers

These customised accessories are perfect for business giveaways as well as for athletic tournaments and marathons etc to protect from the wind and the cold weather. They’re practically flu-proof!

Due to their tubular form which means they don’t have side seams, it’s easy to print all over and create the design you wish with either 1 tiled logo or a larger artwork print.

Print all over

Another great use for these neck warmers is for town parties and festivals as well as for an original accessory for merchandising ! Plus, one size fits all so no one is left out!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised neckwarmers website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

How to send us designs for Full Print orders

When it comes down to confirming, many people have doubts about how to send us designs for Full Print orders, which is perfectly understandable because the technique is totally different from traditional screen-printing or DTG digital printing and the preparation of the artwork also varies greatly from other methods.

Full Print personalisation implies printing your design on to the full surface of the T-shirt, including the sleeves, therefore it is best NOT to send your designs in a vertical format:

Full print customised t-shirts

We strongly recommend sending us your design in horizontal format to avoid leaving any large white spaces:

All-over printed t-shirts

In order to get the best result possible for your Full Print customised t-shirts, the following are the requirements for sending us your design:

  • In vector format with all fonts traced: PDF, Illustrator, EPS.
  • Or in actual print size with a high resolution of 300dpi: JPG, TIFF, PNG, PDF or PSD.
  • Always in CMYK colour scheme.
  • Format: 95cm wide (38″) x 85cm tall (34″).

Despite these measurements, it’s also imperative to consider the main area for printing. That is to say, there is one part of the overall design which is where you must put the most important aspects of the design:

How to send designs for full print

  • Foto: Artwork dimensions
    38″x34″ (95x85cm)
  • Main area for printing important elements:
    14″x20″ (35x50cm)

Take a look at our at online Full Print catalogue to choose your all-over printed T-shirts and get the process started today!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Digital printing T-shirts

In our workshop we offer a lot of printing techniques for any kind of design. Here are some great examples of digital printing T-shirts.

Digital printing t-shirts
Personalised t-shirts for bands

DTG printing is a high quality technique that allow us to print designs with no colour limits, so if your want to print a picture or logo with shading on your personalised tees, digital printing is the best choice. High definition results at an affordable price!

Screen-printing is still the best option for simple logos, but digital printing allow us to reproduce designs with shading, minute details and different tones, as you can see:

DTG personalised tees
Digital printing

So, what do you have to bear in mind when it comes to printing t-shirts with DTG?

  • Minimum amount is 10 t-shirts.
  • We recommend choosing medium-high quality t-shirts.
  • We can’t print on the sleeves.
  • Shipping time depends on the amount of t-shirts as well as the model.

Personalised tees dtg

A lot of designers and music bands ask us for their customised tees in DTG: the printing is practically indistinguishable to the touch, so the T-shirts remain really soft.

Take a look at the amazing T-shirts we did for the Catalan rock band Masclans:

Digital printing tees
Printed tees for bands

Also, if you want to print pictures on your personalised t-shirts DTG is perfect.

Pic from Loulou Pidooh FB page.
Pic from Loulou Pidooh FB page.

So get in touch today by sending us your design to get your very own customised tees!

If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122

Personalised Full Print Neckwarmers

Neckwarmers are a fantastic advertising gimmick and they are so many ways to personalise them! This week we thought we’d show you one of our more recent favourite methods: Personalised Full Print Neckwarmers which have so many uses and can even be a great fashion accessory!

The french management assessment company BCS Certification chose to create these customised neckwarmers with Full-Printing as a publicity product to give away to their clients – easy advertising for their company everytime they wear it!

In general, neckwarmers are a brilliant choice for publicity or business giveaways because they can be worn in so many ways: as a hat, a scarf, headband or wristband. So many possibilities!

As you’ve seen in our various Full Print clothing and accessories in the past, this technique is only used on white, polyester garments so we use a neckwarmer which correctly fits these requirements.

When it comes to printing your design, there are two possibilities explained visually in the following photos.

Option A (recommended): We leave a small margin of a few centimetres between the printing and the edge of the neckwarmer. This way the logos remain intact but there is no continuity from one side to the other.

Full print clothing

Option B: We print the logos all over the neckwarmer’s surface without leaving any margins. The logos may be cut off at the edge of the neckwarmer, as we cannot ensure continuity due to the technicalities involved in the printing method.

Full print printing

We’d also like to bring your attention to another factor to be considered when creating customised face mask: the colour for a Full Print neckwarmer will never be the same nor as vivid as the classic coloured polyester neckwarmer due to the heating process involved when printing. Remember that we are obligated to use white polyester neckwarmers in order for them to be tinted using sublimation printing.

Personalised neckwarmers

If you’re not entirely convinced by Full Print for your personalised neckwarmers we strongly recommend taking a look at screen-printing or embroidery which both give great results.

We advise taking a look at our online neckwarmer catalogue where you can find all the models we offer:

  • Fleece neckwarmer
  • Polyester neckwarmers
  • and Cotton and Lycra neckwarmers.
If you’re looking to personalise clothing, don’t hesitate to look through our catalogue and prices on our personalised t-shirts website tshirts-uk.com or call us on: 0203 695 2122