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Technical Info About The Printing Process
What printing process does CafePress use on the coffee mugs and mousepads?
CafePress uses a dye sublimation printing process for the mugs and mouse pads. (Rodney)
What process does CafePress use to print the t-shirts and other garments?
Cafepress uses a digital transfer process (applied with heat) to print the t-shirts, sweatshirts and other garments featured in the cafepress stores. (Rodney)
What printing process does CafePress use for the hats (baseball and bucket)?
Where can I find out more about the technical side of printing t-shirts and things?
There are 2 main methods to custom print. The first is the traditional screenprinted method.
Screenprinting is great for one, two and more separate ink colors. Full color (process color) is also available but very expensive.
The second is the Sublimation Transfer method. This would include the use of Laser Transfers, Copiers, Offset, Mimeo, Inkjet and other methods.
This process is best when transfers are applied to white or light colored products.
There are many forums in Delphi which discuss each process. Check them out. (Fred of US Colorprint)