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Image requirements for a personalised custom t-shirt printing

Image requirements for a personalised custom t-shirt printing

There are a few dependencies to make great customised t-shirts printed. Printing with a cutting-edge DTG printer, powerful supporting software, high-quality cotton materials suitable for DTG printing, etc. are a few of them. All of them will take care of by the DTG printing service provider. But there is a crucial part which is out of hands of the service provider – the quality of the artwork. If the image is of lower quality, then there is nothing a printer can do to convert the image into an impressively personalised t-shirt.

Here we will explain a few things that you can verify before placing a custom printed t-shirt order online.


Resolution stands for the clarity of the image. We are not going deep to explain what is the resolution in this post. Displaying an image on a mobile phone or a computer screen uses a different method than a printing machine uses to print the same image. Usually, pictures you see on the web has 72 PPI (Pixels Per Inch), but this is not enough when printing. Most of the printers will produce desired output using a minimum of 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch) image. 300 Dots within an inch obviously has more density than 72 Dots placed within an inch; thus the print output would feel intense and sharp.

Mobile Photos

Most of the latest phones have an excellent camera, but if you do not have a high-quality camera app on your mobile, then try to avoid using Mobile captured photos. Mobile cameras will make more noisy and grainy images which will affect the print quality.

Photos downloaded from Social Media

We understand, to get a funny pic of your friend’s, you will first search on their Facebook profile. And luckily you found an interesting picture, and you decided to print that photo on a personalised t-shirt. But, you know, photos downloaded from social channels like Facebook and WhatsApp is not suitable for sending to printing. Even a user upload a high-quality pixel perfect image on social accounts; usually, social networking sites will compress that images for various reasons such as reducing their overall IT resources usages and make a much more faster delivery of their contents.

Please remember that it is always best to submit a higher print file that we can scale down instead of vice versa. You won’t lose any quality when we scale down, but when it is scaling up the quality would be worse. We do not want to print blurry and pixelated photos of yours as much as you do not want to see such poor quality pic of yours printed on a much-awaited personal t-shirt.

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Local Pickup – Get your custom t-shirts printed in a Day

Local Pickup Get your custom t-shirts printed in a Day Bangalore

If you are in Bangalore city, our Local Pickup is an exciting addition to your custom t-shirt printing requirements.

I was panicked as my neighbour’s birthday is just three days ahead and I couldn’t find a t-shirt printer in Bangalore who offer quick printing service. Luckily, one of my friends suggested me to contact Threadly Store. I placed an order with them and I got a Ready to Collect message next day early morning. Thanks a lot, Threadly Store.
Arjun Sharma, K. R. Puram

Imagine, you just realised that your friend’s farewell party is in two days and you got an idea to gift a custom-printed t-shirt to your friend. But what to do, you don’t have many days to get your custom t-shirt printed.

Do not worry, we got you covered. You can place an order with us and choose Local Pickup as the shipping method during the checkout. And you can collect your custom printed t-shirts next day.


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Why we say NO to CoD

Why we say NO to CoD - Threadly Store

Cash on Delivery is considered to be one of the most popular ways of the transaction in online business. In simple terms, CoD is a mode of payment where the customer pays by cash/card directly to the courier person or vendor only after the product got delivered.

Many times our customers asked us to provide a CoD option, but we gently said No to them. We know the fact that if we enable CoD as a payment method for our print on demand custom t-shirt orders, we would have made much more sale, and at some points, we may not happen to see abandoned carts. But still, we are saying No to CoD.

The primary factor why we are not providing a CoD option for our custom t-shirt printing service is the business model itself. Unlike traditional online t-shirt sellers, we are not selling t-shirts from our already printed inventory. Instead, we are sourcing quality t-shirts and printing the artwork uploaded by our customers via our online T-shirt Designer tool based on their one-off demand.

Let’s have a quick example, one customer looking for a custom printed t-shirt to gift their best friend’s birthday party. This customer chooses a photo of the birthday boy/girl to get printed on a t-shirt. And the payment mode was CoD. For an unlikely reason, this photo printed t-shirts got returned to us. Now, in this case, we can’t sell the same t-shirt to anyone on this earth, and only one way left with us is to destroy the product to save space of our inventory.

What if the t-shirt print quality is not good?

However, we realise the fact that sometimes, a customer will be curious to see the t-shirt quality and obviously the print quality. We have hands-on experience in printing and delivering hundreds and thousands of custom t-shirts. And if something went wrong, there are always ways to get a full reprint or refund.

How secure is Threadly Store’s online payment system?

We are not saving your credit or debit card details on our server. We use Razorpay to collect payment using their secure payment application. Razorpay is PCI DSS Level 1 compliant, along with frequent third-party audits and have a dedicated internal security team to make sure your data is always safe. So your online transaction is completely secured, and in fact, it is easy to use.

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Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing – An Introduction

Angularjs logo printed at Threadly Store with DTG

There are many options out there for printing on a t-shirt. Each one is different and has its characteristics. Most popular options among these are Direct to Garment also known as DTG and Screenprinting. Both are certainly most qualitative printing methods.

How is Direct to Garment (DTG) printing done?

DTG, as it stands for, is a method where a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology. Just like the standard printer we used to print photos and documents from our home office. This method involves a specific printer, which prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design. Most of the DTG printers use speciality and proprietary inks, which absorbed by the fibres of the garment.

With the DTG printer, we can print images in much higher detail than screen printing, and we are not limited in colour. Because the printer can print any image, customisation is simple.

DTG is a better option if you are looking for

  • Extensive colour options
  • The maximum detail in design
  • Suitable for small batches
  • Easily customised design
  • Smoother print quality

What do we do?

At Threadly Store, we deal with the Direct to Garment style of t-shirt printing. This facility gives us ease for accept any one-off t-shirt order for your custom requirements. So, saying as an example, if you wanted to give a surprise birthday gift to your besties, and you come up with the idea of printing a t-shirt and present. That could be anything from a lovely typography design to a photo taken from your recent life events; we can help you! We can help you to print and share those memories of you.

Do get in touch with us for your custom orders. If you prefer to chat with us instantly, you may use the live chat option on our website.