Alien tech is a gift printing shop making personal memories unforgettable, and an online marketing business. Using those photos you took and turning them into a special gift.
To print your photos on mugs, photos on pillows, on t-shirts, and many more items.
They are many ways to print designs on an item.
Printing options at Alien Tech
Let us start with the most popular item at Alien Tech photos on a mug. After the design process, the design is printed on a heat transfer paper called text print sublimation paper.
The paper is cut out, to fit the mug and taped with transfer tape to hold the paper on the mug, placed on the mug press for a few minutes, and is ready.
This type of printing requires heat, that is why sometimes they will call it heat transfer.
Frequently asked questions about sublimation print?
Can I bring my mug to print a photo on a mug?
No. Adding photos on a mug requires a special type of mugs, that are coated with polyurethane coating.
Can I bring my t-shirt to print a photo on it?
Yes. For the best results to print a photo on a t-shirt, the t-shirt must be white, and the material must be 100% polyester.
HTV – Heat Transfer Vinyl
The vinyl cutter to cut the design out after place the design on a t-shirt, pillow, or cloth than using the heat press to press the design.
The sublimation and heat transfer vinyl printing are heat transfer because they need heat. This type of printing is relatively easy and quick.
Frequently asked questions about heat transfer vinyl print?
Can I bring my t-shirt?
Yes. The best material I like is 100% cotton.
Can HTV be used on other materials or surfaces?
Yes. The heat transfer vinyl can be used on different materials and surfaces like a doormat, leather, wood, glass, metal, notebook, mousepad, and many more items.
Does heat transfer vinyl last?
Yes. Heat transfer vinyl should last for years when applied correctly under normal uses.
Why is the vinyl peeling off?
Heat transfer vinyl needs enough time to be pressed on the material when the pressing time was not enough or too long or too short will cause the peeling off.
Embroidery uses stitches that are sewn directly onto the material, making it permanent it does not crack or fade after washes.
Frequently asked questions about embroidery?
Is embroidery expensive?
Can I bring my t-shirt, clothing, etc.?
Which is the best printing that lasts a lifetime?
Embroidery is the best printing that is permanent and lasts a lifetime.
Printing or embroidery, which one costs more?
Traditional printing like sublimation, vinyl, screen printing, etc. is more for promotional uses because they are low cost compared to embroidery. In the long run, embroidery is cheaper because is permeant you do it only once. With printing, you are more likely going to redo them after some time.
What makes printing better than embroidery?
Printing allows a more complicated design and still get the best result compared to embroidery.
What is Screenprint
Screen printing or silk screening uses screen (stencils) to take your design onto the material. Just like HTV printing, you need different HTV to create your artwork that has different colors. Screen printing each color needed, in the design, requires its stencil.
Frequently asked questions about screen print?
Can you bring your t-shirts or clothing? Yes
What is better Vinyl Printing or screen printing?
Both printings are amazing, but some art design is better with vinyl some with screen printing. Vinyl will last for a few years before fading, and Screen printing lasts longer but sometimes crack depending on the print that was used.
Which is best between Heat transfer vinyl and screen printing when you have a small order or small quantity?
Heat transfer vinyl printing is better because it takes less time. Screen printing takes more time to set up that is why is perfect for bulk printing.
What is Direct to garment
The design is printed directly to the t-shirt or clothing through an inkjet printer.
Frequently asked a question about direct to garment print?
Is a direct to garment printing good quality? Yes
Can you bring your t-shirts or clothing, etc.? Yes
Printing depends on your budget and what you want to achieve. When printing on dark t-shit fabric, screen printing will produce a more vibrant look, and for light t-shirt fabric, heat transfer vinyl is best.
Embroidery works best on both.
Whether you are busy with fundraising for the church, crèches, schools, and other organizations personalized print is a good fundraising idea.
If you need ideas for your fundraising check out the shop for ideas.
The best gift you can give is a gift that you can use and is personalized. A gift for Birthday, Wedding, Baby shower, Funerals, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Anniversary, Valentine’s gift, Graduations, Teacher’s days, Christmas gift, New year’s gift, Friendship gift, or any special person you want to appreciate.
Get your print done at Alien Tech.