Originally uploaded by Lavarush
Saw my friend wearing this t shirt yesterday. It is an iron-on vinyl printed onto a black t shirt and it was done for Afrigator. As you can see the print is fading, which is a major problem with iron-on vinyls.
If you are going to invest in t shirts as a promotional item I would suggest screen printing because your investment will last longer. This particular print is quite simple as it is a straight forward vector print (4 colours).
When printing onto vinyls, normal printer inks are used, which do not last especially when washed. It is a fact that after the first 3 washes 30% of the ink is lost.
In screen printing the actual is fused into the fibers of the fabric and if cured properly, the print should outlast the garment.