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All Over Printing and How it Works

The world of print on demand has changed so much in recent years, all over printing is just the next step. With most printing processes only a portion of the garment is printed with a design. With all over printing, as the name suggests, the design..

Heat Transfer Printing and How it Works

Heat transfer printing is a printing process where a heating press is used to transfer a design from a heat transfer paper to a material, most commonly fabric. The process for heat transfer printing is most similar to dye sublimation printing, the...

Screen Printing and How it Works

Screen printing is a process of printing designs onto fabric garments where a screen is used to print one layer onto the material at a time. While screen printing can be used to print designs onto other materials, such as wood and paper, it is most c

Direct to Garment (DTG) and How it Works

Direct to garment printing, commonly referred to as DTG printing, is the process of digitally printing a design directly onto any fabric garment, most commonly a t-shirt. The process is much like printing onto a piece of paper except that a specific

Dye Sublimation and How it Works

Dye sublimation is a manufacturing process in which a design is transferred from a piece of paper to a polyester material using a heat press. Dye sublimation is very similar to heat transfer printing as both processes use a heating press to transfer

Laser Engraving and How it Works

A laser engraver is a machine that uses a CO2 laser to cut through and etch into materials such as wood and some metals. Depending on the intensity and focus of the laser its beam can cut through materials or simply etch designs into them.

UV Printing and How it Works

UV printing is a process of printing that was developed in the mid 1990s. It uses special UV ink that, when exposed to Ultraviolet light, "dries" instantly. The process is called curing and is what UV printing is known for. After printing a document

What is Print on Demand and How Does it Work?

If you've come here, chances are good you're interested in starting your own business on Shopify or Etsy but have yet to determine if the Quadra App is the right fit for you. The Quadra App operates a print on demand service for ecommerce sellers. Bu