Are t-shirts here still screen-printed?

I haven't submitted a design in 4 years. When I came back to check out the submission rules, I noticed that the 8 color limit (originally 4) was removed. I also noticed that most submissions now have gradients and dozens of colors. Does this mean that t-shirts now are no longer screen-printed the old school way? That is, there are a few colors that are separated and laid out on the t-shirt one at a time.

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jeffreyg profile pic Alumni

different processes

if something is in the 8 color limit, it is screened

if its more than 8, or contains like gradients, or watercolors, etc. its still screened, but printed via simulated process

Kojima profile pic Alumni

Thanks Jeffrey.

For the wearer of the t-shirt, is there a difference he/she will notice between the two types of printing?

  • Texture: does one feel tackier than the other? (slippery iron on feeling?)
  • Longevity: will one fade quicker after many washes?
  • Flexibility of the fabric where the design is printed

Ugh, I remember a friend of mine got Northern Ice Pilot, and it looked great, and then it sold out, and I regretted it.

It still looks awesome.

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