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If you are looking for the best t-shirt printer in Singapore, you are at the right page as we are going to share tips and guide to choosing the right t-shirt printer for your every printing need.

Tip 1:  Research the credibility of the company. Not everything is about price.

Before you print with a t-shirt printing company, you are advised to do a research on the credibility of the company. This is important as there are many t-shirt printers in Singapore ranging from really experienced companies to newcomers. Emailing all the t-shirt printers you find on Google search and choosing the one that quotes the cheapest price might not necessarily guarantee good quality and service.

We, at Ministry of Print, have been in the t-shirt printing industry for many years and have a wide Facebook fan base of more than 2, 500 people. But of course, having many Facebook likes does not necessarily mean the t-shirt company you have chanced upon is popular among many. There are t-shirt printers who have purchased Facebook likes and do not garner genuine likes from their audience. Our likes, are built up over the few years we joined Facebook, and are painstakingly earned from our good service and reputation.

Additionally, we have printed T-shirts for numerous prestigious companies such as Disney, Garena, and JTC, etc. Our long list of clientele is testament to our reliability and impeccable service.

Tip 2:  Get a t-shirt printer that make your t-shirt design suitable for t-shirt printing. Ask them how your t-shirt design is used to print your t-shirt.

Sometimes you may have a design that is drawn or some idea/image you have gotten online, which you need a t-shirt printer to put it in place. However, most of the t-shirt printers do not hire graphic designer as it is expensive to get one just to do editing work.

At Ministry of Print, we have our very own in-house t-shirt designer just to cater to your t-shirt artwork needs. Whether it is hand-drawn or low resolution design, our MOP designer can edit your design to facilitate the t-shirt printing process. Furthermore, our designer will provide you a design proposal before we print your t-shirt so you are always assured that your t-shirt will be printed exactly to your requirements. All these are free of charge as long as you print with us! As our slogan says, we strive to make you look awesome!

We hope these guide and tips will help you to make an informed choice while choosing a good t-shirt printer.

Natural printing is one of the simple ways you can print your t-shirt. Unlike most t-shirt printing methods, it uses materials from nature such as leaves as such it preserve the ephemeral beauty of nature. This form of art goes all the way back from Leonardo Da Vinci who perhaps inspired by fossils.

Besides being inexpensive, natural printing has limitless possibilities. Its print can be created by putting paint on nature material such as flower, vegetable, leaves. Here in this tutorial, we are applying the prints onto a t-shirt.

Material required:

  1. Leaves or any other nature materials that have a texture
  2. Bath towels
  3. Newspaper & newsprint
  4. Assorted Fabric paint
  5. Cotton T-Shirt
  6. Straight Pins
  7. Hand Roller
  8. Sponge Brush
  9. Iron

Step 1: Create a work space preferable on a flat table and cover it with newspaper. Lay the printing surface with a layer of bath towels.

Step 2: Place the cotton t-shirt on the towel and secure it with pins

Step 3: Select the nature material that you want to use for your t-shirt eg. Leaf

Step 4: Apply a few thin layer of fabric paint on the leaf

Step 5: Carefully put the leaf with its painted side facing down onto the t-shirt. Cover the leaf with piece of newsprint and use a Hand roller to roll over it gently. Remove the newsprint.

Step 6: Slowly lift the leaf and check the design. Repeat this process until design is complete. Let the paint dry.

Step 7: Cover the design with a piece of cloth and iron the t-shirt to allow the paint to set. Let it dry for 2 days before putting it for a wash

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Yes you heard that right, we are hiring! We are looking for fun and outgoing people to join our sales team and designing team. Positions available include sales coordinators and graphic designers. More details are updated on our Career page here http://www.mop.com.sg/career/

If you have what it takes to be part of our family, do drop us an email and our HR will get back to you accordingly!

You’ll probably throw on a T-shirt on a slack day to school or a boyfriend t-shirt when heading to bed but I bet you didn’t know T-shirts are a good way of advertising as well! T-shirts are more than just comfort wear. Also, the first thing  you notice about others is what they are wearing. A humble T-shirt can serve as an affordable form of advertising tool. It not only costs lesser than a print advertisement, it is also mobile (because people wearing it walk around) and also have a longer lifespan.

One of the most common types of using T-shirts as part of an overall branding tactic would be through staff uniform. Staff uniform not only makes your workers look smart and more professional, it also increases your credibility as a whole.

Let’s see how people from all over the world have used T-shirts as a form of advertising:

 

This T-shirt was worn by sales personnel of Eu Yan Sang and mailed to their prospective customers as free gifts to promote their new hair product launch.

 

This creative T-shirt was given out to new interns of an advertising agency in New York. No wonder they belong to the creative industry!

Look what the amazing Fedex team came up with!

 

Japanese designers made used of textile and texture to create an interesting t-shirt.

 

By the Brazil zoo.

Feeling inspired? If you would like to use T-shirt as a form of advertising tool for your company or campaign, feel free to approach Ministry of Print as your desired T-shirt printer. We would be glad to be part of your advertising campaign.

Prior planning and detailed coordination are important requirements for an event to be successful and fun. If you want to leave an impression in people’s mind of this great event, giving away screen printed t-shirts to your guests is one great way.  Your guest will remember it as long as they see and wear the t-shirt you gave away.

There are a lot of advantages of giving screen printing t-shirts as your door gift. Firstly, it is a way for thanking your guests for coming to the occasion. Secondly, it also serves as a remembrance of the event. Finally, it is a powerful marketing tool for your company if it is a company event you are holding.

There are many t-shirt printing companies you can find in Singapore. Before you get one t-shirt printing company to handle your order, it is best to get quotation from various sources to ensure you get the best value and best quality.

However not everything is about price, you should always find out the credibility of the t-shirt printing company you are ordering from. These can be found either through research either googling it or their Facebook page. It is also important that you see samples. In this way, you can know the quality of t-shirt you will be getting.

When it comes to event giveaway, there are many options you can choose from. However, there are more benefits to give away screen printing t-shirts compared to the rest of the options. Other than being economical and creative, participants will appreciate your effort in getting them printed t-shirts.

Our Valentine’s Day “Why Do You Love Your Partner?” event has officially ended. We are please to announced Karen Tan has won herself a $50 dining voucher to PS. Cafe. Thank you all who participated! And of course to those who liked their friends’ comments! Please stay tuned for more competitions with attractive prizes. Feel free to suggest what kind of prizes you would like to receive. You’ll never know we just might give out some vouchers to your favourite shopping stores or dining places!

Valentine’s Day 2012 Competition: “Why you love your partner?”

Ministry of Print would like to know the reasons why you love your partner. Post it on this comment through our facebook wall and get your friends to like your comment. The person with the most number of ‘likes’ & with most creative comment (voted by us) wins a $50 dining voucher at PS. Café! So what are you waiting for, visit our facebook page to comment now at www.facebook.com/ministryofprint

*current update from our facebook wall event*

**Terms & conditions**:
-Event is valid from 6th February 2012 – 12th February 2012.
-Winner will be notified via e-mail or phone. The prize must be collected in person at Ministry Of Print office by 13th February 3pm.
-Ministry Of Print Management decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
-Ministry Of Print reserves the right to alter the Terms and Conditions at any time

Check out how your t-shirts are printed!

1. Your design submitted will be converted into a negative transparency which will then be placed on our silkscreen frame.


How a silkscreen frame looks like

 

Creating the stencil

2. A layer of photosensitive emulsion will be applied on the silkscreen frame.


Applying a layer of emulsion on the silkscreen frame

 

3. The silkscreen frame will be exposed to light, where the desired printed areas on the screen will be dissolved.

4. Next, water is sprayed onto the silkscreen to wash off the excess emulsion left.


Spraying water on the silkscreen frame

 

Printing on the t-shirt

5. The silkscreen frame is placed over a t-shirt.

6. Ink is applied on the silkscreen


Ink applied on the screen

7. Then, the ink is swiped throughout the screen by a squeegee (a smooth rubber tool) on the t-shirt.


Running the squeege on the silkscreen

8. The printed t-shirt is left to dry and heat-pressed on so that the ink is embedded into the t-shirt.

9.  TADA! Your t-shirt is now ready to be packed and be delivered to your doorstep!

 

Silkscreen printing is no easy feat! It takes time and effort to master the skills of silkscreen printing. But fret not, our professional printers at Ministry of Print are highly skilled and experienced in their forte. At Ministry of Print, we provide the best T-shirts in the shortest amount of time available. So choose us as your number oneT-shirt printer today!

 

For more detailed information about silkscreen printing, check out this video:

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Hello all! If you don’t already know, Ministry of Print is now a proud dealer of Hanes T-shirts. With a European headquarter in Aachen (Germany) and a central dispatching center in Ghent (Belgium), Hanes is a leader in the European printables market, offering the industry an impressive collection of quality apparel. Ministry of Print carries Hanes T-shirts, Hanes Polos, Hanes sweats and pullovers.

Here are some pictures of Hanes taken by Ministry of Print in America!

 

Please feel free to browse through the Hanes catalogue over at http://www.mop.com.sg/product-catalogue/

Have a great week ahead!

Love,

Ministry Of Print