One for the earliest decisions after you have chosen your garments, is to decide on whether you want your design printed or embroidered. There are good reasons why one or the other will work better for you and this can be due to a number of reasons.

Embroidery is often a little more expensive than screen printing, but unlike screen printing it is not charged per color but on the number of stitches in your design. The size of your design and the amount of infill stitches are the determining factors when it comes to how much your design will cost.

Screen printing is the best option for designs that require a high level of vibrancy, when printing on dark shirts, or for specialty products. The ink in screen printing is applied thicker than digital printing, which results in brighter colors even on darker shirts.

The fact that these products are printed by hand also allows for unique products like water bottles, koozies and mugs, as the printer can manually handle curved or uneven surfaces. The minimum order quantity on screen printed items exists because of the extra materials and labor time associated with this printing method.