We use plastic-free, water based OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified inks. These inks are eco friendly, and are approved for use on GOTS certified garments. They contain no animal products and are not tested on animals. We use the CMYK colour model, which means you can print full colour designs and are not restricted to a limited number of colours like with screen printing.
Our water based inks soak into the garment and dye the fabric leaving them completely soft to the touch. We choose not to use white inks with our DTG printer because it requires pre-treatment of the fabric, and because the white ink is thick and sticky to adhere to darker colours of fabric it doesn’t produce the same lovely soft design as when only using transparent CMYK inks.
Transparent inks are lighter than opaque inks. They dye the fabric and then will naturally age with the garment. They will not peel or crack because the ink is fully absorbed into the garment. No print will look brand new forever, but we love this style of printing particularly because of the way that they develop a nice retro feel over time rather than the cracking and peeling that comes with plastic inks.
To get the longest life out of your garments, washing them properly is key. Wash & iron inside out on a low heat, don’t tumble dry and never use ‘lightening’ detergents.
Nothing in life is perfect, including printing. Occasionally misprints occur, but we never send our misprints to landfill. We reuse these garments whenever possible for test prints, and when they’ve been used as much as possible we shred the fabric into macrame yarn for our crafts workshops. We have saved a few boxes of misprinted t-shirts over the years, and we’re looking into having these dyed black (in an environmentally friendly process) to reuse as garments.
Our print price varies depending on the size of the design. Starting prices for print costs (on top of the base price of the garment) are:
A small print will cost £4.50
A medium print will cost £5
A large print will cost £6
An XL print will cost £7
The more you order, the cheaper these prices get. You’ll see a discount chart within the product page which tells you the discounts that will be added once your items are in the cart.
We are a really small team and are currently working to a 7-13 working day turn around. On rare occasions we can rush an order, but there will be additional fees incurred depending on the size of the order as we have to take overtime pay into account for staff.
This depends on the size of the order and where it’s going. We’re based in Scotland, UK, so anything travelling outwith mainland UK will be more expensive.
We calculate shipping based on weight, and we only charge what it costs us to ship. You can find a full breakdown of costs in the ‘shipping & delivery’ sections of the website.
The great thing about digital printing is that we can print one garment at a time, meaning there is no minimum order quantity.
This also makes this process great for drop-shipping. This is a type of ‘print-on-demand’ service that saves you time and money especially when you are just getting started up.