New Product alert: All Over Print Tanks

GoodPlacement_L_MockToday we are happy to announce the addition of all over print tank tops to the teelaunch app. They come in sizes SM – 3XL and cost $15 each.

These tank tops are done a little differently than our current line of tank tops, these ones are printed via dye sublimation.

Dye sublimation printing is a full color, full-coverage printing technique. Artwork is printed onto a sheet of high-release paper then transferred onto a garment using heat and pressure. The dye particles convert into gas — known as sublimation — where they bond to the polyester fibers. The dye is absorbed by the fabric creating an extremely soft and comfortable feel.PatternW_Design_L_Mock

Sublimated garment printing opens a whole new world of design possibilities that DTG/Screen Printing could only dream of achieving.

The entire garment is your canvas! This can be both exciting and intimating when creating designs.

Have no fear, we have some great tips to help maximize the potential of your awesome artwork!

BadPlacement_L_MockHave a clear vision of what you want your finished product

When starting a design for a sublimated tank, try to envision how your design will look on a garment. This process can be a huge time saver as well as be beneficial for design placement.

You wouldn’t want to place the most important part of your design to show up in someone’s armpit would you?

Of course not! (Well… you might.)

Pattern_L_MockMake good use of patterns

Maybe you don’t want your main design to cover the entire tank top.

Patterns are useful for making the rest of the design more dynamic and help with covering any extra blank space.

Patterns can also be used as the main design focus.

HeroCentered_L_MockKeep the hero of the design centered with room to breathe

Whenever possible, try to keep the hero of your design centered with plenty of room between it and the seams of the garment.

Doing this will ensure the focus of your design will be intact and easily readable from longer distances.

One design file to rule them all

When making the design you only need to upload one graphic that works for all sizes. When creating your designs we suggest you create your design for the largest garment size (with plenty of room to breathe and the hero in the center of the design) that scales down well to smaller sizes.

We also suggest you create your files to a minimum of 150DPI to avoid poor resolution when transferred to the garment. Low quality imagery will print as such – we recommend avoiding low quality designs to achieve more desirable results.

Take advantage of the sublimation process

The possibilities are truly endless. Use the sublimation process to your full advantage. You have the power to create a new trend, a unique spin on an old classic, or bring to life an idea you have always had! Experiment with new designs and techniques that maximize the use of sublimation for you.

One thing to keep in mind

Sublimation is not perfect. There are a few things to keep in mind when designing to avoid unsatisfactory results.

Designs have the potential to shift up to 2 inches on press. This means aspects of your design may end up in undesired areas, so keep this in mind while creating your design.

Andy McGuire

Andy is the Graphic Designer for teelaunch. Basically he gets to make fun stuff all day long while the rest of us actually work.

9 thoughts on “New Product alert: All Over Print Tanks”

  1. Way to go. Sublimation of shirts can be tricky. With the full shirt you should be able to stay away from the frame issue. Are the tanks 100% polyester or 50% polyester and 50% cotton?

      1. Great a sublimated polyester shirt has a really great feel to it. In that it’s a full print I guess you don’t have the framing issue.

  2. Are the garments made after the textile is sublimated? Or is the ink sublimated on an already constructed object. Will there be full t-shirt or polo shirts available? Socks/scarves etc? Templates?

    1. The garments are already made and sewn together. During our sublimation process, artwork is printed onto a sheet of high-release paper then transferred onto a garment using heat and pressure. The dye particles convert into gas where they bond to the polyester fibers. As for templates of our sublimated tanks, you only have to create one design to the specs within the teelaunch app (3XL tank size) and we scale that design down to fit all other tank sizes. All Over Print T-shirts are coming soon! All other product inquiries are being explored, so make sure to check the teelaunch app and blog frequently for product additions.

      1. I’d love to see someone offer sewn dye sublimation shirts, especially collared and t-shirt. There’s already tons of sublimation on already made items (which adds those awful white wrinkles around the armpits).

        Check out Redbubble’s sewn to order, dye sublimation offers. I’d love to be able to sell stuff like that off our Shopify store directly.

      2. Do you have a PDF, PNG or PSD template where the designers can get a better idea of what the safe areas are and where the bottom edge of the collar is? Right now it’s just a large photo/pattern, when it can be so much more if we had better templates to use for you guys.

  3. Hi – I tried this on a Previous Shirt & It was Creased on the Edges of shirt (Different Company) How do you stop the Malfunctions like this. I gave up in the end. Also How do you make a Wraparound work with 100% quality & customer satisfaction.

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