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

Custom restaurant t-shirts

For a many long time waiting staff have worn the classic waiter uniform, which is white shirt and black pants. Nowadays many pubs and food places prefer something different for their staff, like custom restaurant t-shirts.

Printed staff t-shirts looks more casual, which is perfect for burgers, ice cream and coffee shops.

It’s not the first time that we are in charge of the personalised workgear of González & Co, a Mexican food restaurant located in Barcelona. They have always opted for a modern look in all aspects, and their personalised t-shirts are a reflection of their corporate philosophy.

Comfort and resistance must be the two priority aspects to choose printable staff tees. These t-shirts are going to be worn daily and washed frequently, so both the garment and the printing technique printing must be high quality.

For this reason, González & Co have chosen a high-weight garment such as the 190 T-shirt of the B&C brand. Premium quality T-shirts for personalising or plain orders!


To customise restaurant t-shirts we recommend the use of screen printing. This printing technique is durable, economical and always give final striking results.

In screen printing, each colour of the design have to be printed separately. This implies that the less colourful the design, the more economical the printing will be. This method is ideal for making high quality printed t-shirts. 🙂


Customised t-shirts are suitable for pubs, fast-foods, restaurants, bistrós, cafes or food trucks. They are a perfect uniform for practically all occasions!

Personalised work apparel is essential to build a proper corporate image, so in addition to tees you can add other items to your order:

  • Custom sweatshirts
  • Custom caps
  • Custom Aprons
  • Custom bandanas


So, do you want custom t-shirts for your business? Our sales team will help you on everything you need. 😀

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

Kids T-shirts for Events

An event organization can be a challenge due to the amount of small details that must be taken into account. The young ones also expects to receive kids t-shirts for events when they go to any kind of festival. 🙂

In most events it’s appropriate to make personalised kids t-shirts, since they can have different uses and objectives:

  • Staff T-shirts
  • Give-away T-shirts
  • Merchandising Tees
  • Promotional T-shirts
  • Souvenir Tees


So whatever are you planning to do with them, cheap personalised t-shirts are already indispensable in town parties, openings, conventions, fairs, congress and festivals.

Music camp organised by Superar Suisse & Friends brought together more than 30 children and teenagers, who rehearsed for a week to perform at the Lucerne Festival, wearing their personalised children’s tees. 🙂

The Value Kids tee is a good choice if you are looking for basic custom kids t-shirts. They are 100% cotton and very resistant. And sizes available from 1-2 years to 14-15 years!


We have a wide range of children’s printable t-shirts in our kids tees catalogue in different colours and sizes. In this way you can choose the perfect t-shirts for schools, camps, associations or events.

We use screen printing on most custom printed tees, for their long-lasting high-quality results. It is also a very economical printing technique in medium and large runs: the larger order of t-shirts, the lower the cost per unit will be.

Screen printing on promotional t-shirts it’s usually used to reproduce logos and texts like the ones on these t-shirts:



Do you want to create printed t shirts online and do not know where to start? Our customer service department will help and advise you on any questions you may have. 🙂

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

 

 

Custom Embroidery

Custom embroidery is the deluxe custom technique to create a clothing brand that makes a difference.

Embroidered apparel offers a beautiful and sophisticated look. Years ago embroidery was used a lot for workwear and haute couture fashion, but nowadays it is much more affordable to everyone.

What kind of garments can we embroider? Virtually any garment can be embroidered. Embroidered tees, embroidered hoodies or embroidered polos shirts are the most popular for this kind of textile customization.



When it comes to t-shirts embroidering we recommend choosing tees of a certain weight and quality: this way you will get the best results. Embroidery is a high quality customising method, so it’s not worthy to use on promotional t-shirts.

You can combinate different printing techniques in order to get online printed t-shirts even more original and exclusive. In today’s example we show you some tees customised using embroidery, digital printing and full print. Not bad at all! 😀

Digital printing.

All over printed tee.

Embroidered hoodies.

We must bear in mind that we can reproduce the majority of Pantone colours on custom embroidered t-shirts, since we work with 3 colour cards that in total add up to almost 1000 different tones. We only use yarns from german brand Madeira, one of the most prestigious in textile sector.


Custom embroidery online does not have a fixed budget: we calculate the price based on the stitching and level of difficulty involved in your design and the quantity of articles; In order to give a quote we always ask the client to send us the original image and specify the amount and measurements of the desired article.

This clothing brand ordered some embroidered hoodies and t-shirts with their logo:



We offer you 2 embroidery services:

  • Classic embroidery: embroidered directly onto the garment.
  • Iron on Patches: embroidered patches for ironing or sewing onto the garment.

In addition, custom printed labels were also added on the personalised tees, something increasingly demanded by apparel brands and designers. 🙂


Do you want to start an embroidered clothing brand? You just have to send us your artwork and we will answer you with an embroidery budget!

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

Merchandising T-shirts

Merchandising T-shirts are the winning apparel item to promote a band, event or brand. 🙂

Among all the personalised merch products, tees are the most popular by far. They can be worn on a daily basis and almost on any occasion. There are few items as versatile as custom tees!

Today we find custom t-shirts for merchandising at events of all kinds, and not only at gigs. Music festivals, theatre plays, comedy shows, comic conventions, art exhibitions …

The Hollywood Motor Show is an international stunt show specialised in quads, monster trucks, tractors and motorcycles stunts. You can find these online printed tees in their merch stand, in both adult and children’s sizes:


In our workshop we take care of every detail of the tshirts printing process to make sure that everything goes exactly as our customers wants.

Our screen-printing team checks the print quality by comparing it to the DAP -digital artwork proof- previously approved by the customer, and check all sizes before proceeding to pack the personalised t-shirts. 🙂




So, what kind of designs can we print using screen printing? Virtually any logo or design can be reproduced or adapted for this printing technique. However, specific details such as shading or gradients do not look good. Screen printing allows using up to 6 inks.

Custom merchandising usually stands out for its great value for price. Nobody sells promotional t-shirts at an exorbitant price. Our recommendation is to offer mid-range t-shirts that can be sold at an attractive price.

The Fruit of the Loom Value T-shirts are a classic all over the world. Very durable printable tees, with a 165g/m2 weight and available in sizes for all!

It’s important to consider your audience and target in order to choose your branded merchandise, but in general the more successful garments are:

  • Personalised t-shirts
  • Custom sweatshirts
  • Printed tote bags
  • Personalised caps
  • Lanyards full print
  • Custom bandanas
  • Printed scarves

So, what are you waiting for to create printed tees with your logo?

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

Custom Crossfit T-shirts

As crossfit is getting more adepts we can more and more training boxes everywhere. Today’s example are these custom crossfit t-shirts to encourage you to create your own workout clothes. 🙂

Printed crossfit tees should be especially comfortable to wear, since it consist on varied functional movements performed at high intensity.

To practice this sport you can customise crossfit t-shirts with the boxes’ logo, either for the coaches, to sell as merch and even to give-away.

Custom training t-shirts can be made of cotton or polyester. Some people prefer the touch and softness of cotton. Other athletes goes for the lightweight and fast drying polyester. The choice is all yours!

These personalised crossfit tees were made for Crossfit Coimbra coaches:


In this case, they chose to print crossfit tees with their logo using just 1 ink, getting a simple and clear result. We can use up to 6 inks with this printing method, but our recommendation is to simplify the artwork to 1-3 inks, specially if you have a limited budget.

Screen printing is the most used technique in our printing workshop to make crossfit tshirts with the best value for money. You can reproduce logos, texts and designs, as long as they do not have shadows, gradients or photographic details.


We have a wide sportswear catalogue, where you will find different options to create custom crossfit apparel:

  • Sportive t-shirts
  • Technical tank tops
  • Technical sweats
  • Shorts
  • Leggings
  • Crop tops

To print crossfit tshirts with the logo of your box or gym you just have to contact our sales team. We wait for you!

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

How To Start a T-shirt Brand

Starting a t-shirt business can be a challenge, as there are several decisions to take and many possibilities available. Today we show you an inspiring example on how to start a t-shirt brand:

Before starting printing t-shirts you have to be clear about your printing budget. We recommend around 200-1000£ to start, if you want offer certain quality on your garments.

Marketing and management is just as important as having good designs. Starting with the name brand: a short, easy name that defines your style is the first step to success for your personalised t-shirts.


If you are not sure which printable t-shirts choose, we recommend you some popular models among designers:

We have made it easy for you to filter in our online tees catalogue by colour, style, cut or brand. This way you will surely find the custom t-shirts that best fit your designs.

Textile customisation depends especially on the design to be reproduced: it is not the same to print a logo in black ink or a detailed illustration. In these personalised t-shirts we have used screen printing:


Screen printing has the advantage of giving high quality results at a very low price, especially in medium and large runs. As a disadvantage, only flat colours can be reproduced.

Other printing techniques widely used by designers and brands are digital printing, embroidery or full print. Everything depends on the design!

A custom t-shirt brand not only stands out for the quality of their designs and their garments; the small details are equally important as well.

T-shirt labels can make a difference; that’s why we offer you a few different options to create your personalised labels. We made screen labels, hang tags labels and sewn labels for these screen printed tees:

Screen printed labels.

Hang tag.

Sewn label on the hem of the sleeve.

Custom tag on the hem of the bottom of the tee.

Finally, to keep your printed T-shirts organised and clean we recommend to fold and bag the tees. T-shirt packaging is a plus to protect your garments, and something that the customers values ​​when they receives their brand new tees at home.

To start a tee business you can contact our sales team directly. We wait for you! 🙂

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 tees for events

Without any doubt, personalised tees for events are a must today! A nice reminder for the attendees and at the same time extra promotion to generate more interest for upcoming editions!

Custom event t-shirts can be sold or given away. Whatever you choose to do, remember to offer medium quality tees. You can also create staff t-shirts for your event.

Vlissingen Vintage Festival organizers certainly understood what their attendees wanted for their 4th edition personalised t-shirts. The Fruit of the Loom Value t-shirt is a medium-premium range model of 100% cotton with Belcoro yarn for a softer feel and cleaner printing process.


Vlissingen Vintage is a 3 day festival, and as the name suggests you can find a vintage market surrounded by bikes, live music, food and drinks.

Another important factor for your printed event tees is a striking design, like our example of today. Just look at how original this design is, a real retro and vintage look that completely matches the event. We are really impressed!


Screenprint was used to reproduce this design in 3 colors: grey, green and black. Maybe you think now: black ink on a black shirt? Yes, in this case our graphic design team suggest to add black ink, in order to guarantee that the small details in the design can be optimally printed.

How exactly does the screen printing process work? First, we need to separate each colour of the design. A stencil of the design is created and attached to a frame with a special mesh. A squeegee is used to rub the ink through the mesh so that it sticks to the fabric where necessary – in the blank areas an impermeable emulsion is used to avoid excess paint transfer. Machines are now used for this technique though it is still a craft that requires skill and dedication just like our other methods for t-shirts printing.




Screen printing is by far the most popular technique to create customised online t-shirts. It is a customisation technique which always gives great, high quality results at a very attractive price. And the more tees you order, the cheaper it will be per item.

In case however, your design contains a photo or lots of colours or shading, we also offer a wide range of other personalisation techniques:

  • Full Print
  • CAD-cut vinyl
  • DTG digital printing
  • Classic Transfer

Don’t forget to take a look at our online textile catalogue; you can calculate on-line on our website or you can send us an e-mail and we will gladly help you!

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

Promotional Custom T-Shirts

To make your brand more visible and known, promotional custom t-shirts are an excellent idea. Your fans will be delighted with a nice tee of their favourite brand and at the same time you will also get more visibility on the street.

That’s why Super Street Team choose custom printed t-shirt for the launch at GamesCon of Super Street videogame. They even ran a giveaway in their stand:

Be sure to select medium high quality t-shirts for your promotional t-shirts. The longer the t-shirts can be used, the more impressed your fans will be by the quality of your promotional products. Good quality tees have a great lifespan and they will mean your brand, product or company is promoted for years to come.


Luckily, we offer a wide range of printable t-shirts with a great variety of colours, cuts and quality, so you can find the perfect tees to print with your company logo.

We usually recommend to use screen printing in 1 or 2 colours, for its high long-lasting quality results at an attractive price. Screen printing is the perfect choice for simple designs with not too many colours. For the Super Street logo t-shirts the colours were used very effectively as they opted for a white and red print, colours that contrast beautifully with the black tees.



Of course, we also have other printing techniques, so we can advise you on the best technology for your design to create printed t-shirts online:

  • Digital Printing
  • CAD-CUT vinyl
  • Embroidery
  • Sublimation
  • Classic transfer
  • Quadritrans
  • Rhinestone

And why not adding some other custom apparel to your order? You can also choose other custom garments or perhaps a nice accessory. This way you will fully satisfy your followers, fans or clients.

  • Hoodies
  • Caps
  • Bags
  • Bandanas
  • Towels
  • Lanyards

We are ready to assist you with the customisation of your own printed clothing and merchandising. You can calculate your quote online or contact us for a personalised non-strings quote!

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 T-shirts for events

Printed T-shirts for events are already an inseparable item of conferences, meetings, congress and fairs of all kinds. 🙂

A event can gain much more visibility if you create some custom printed t-shirts online for attendees, speakers or staff. They not only work as an easy and quick identifier, but also as a souvenir of the event itself: that’s why t-shirts are a great addition to your event!

Printing t-shirts with an attractive design is undoubtedly the key for everyone to wear during and after the event.

In addition, you can add more personalised garments to turn your event into something even more memorable. We have a large online textile catalogue with a wide range of options of garments with different colours and sizes:

  • Cotton bags
  • Gym sacks
  • Aprons
  • Hats
  • Neck tubes
  • Bandanas
  • Lanyards

In general, to make personalised t-shirts for events, everyone wants to save some money on the final budget without renouncing to quality, both in printing and in garment.

Choosing printable Gildan tees is always a winner option: Softstyle t-shirt is our best-seller tees. It stands out for its quality, its European cut and its extensive range of original colours to choose from.

Screen printing allows you to print large orders of custom event t-shirts in short turn-around times, with high quality and at incredibly competitive prices. This is the star technique of our printing workshop!

We offer a variety of printing techniques for customising t-shirts but our favourite is screen-printing. You can clearly see it gives great results and we can print up to 6 inks like today’s examples! In larger orders it’s also the most economic of the various printing methods on offer.

Remember we calculate the final budget of the screen printed tees based on the number of inks that we must use to reproduce the t-shirt design. This means that the fewer inks, the cheaper your order will be.

On our personalised t-shirts website you will find a great variety of custom t-shirts for companies, charity events, clubs, associations, bands, designers, scouts, NGOs, camps or clubs. Also, you can also choose technical shirts to print if you are organising a sport event.

It does not matter if you have to organise a small event or a large-scale congress: from 10 units you can order your personalised 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