Free your imagination
Regardless of whether designers choose screen printing or sublimation, molds are required at the beginning of the development. It is a commitment that designers must make at the earliest stage.
With digital printing, we can print directly from an artwork that is saved as a still image or a vector file and go straight into production. Without liability and commitment to tooling, designers have the freedom to adjust artwork based on the feedback from each prototype.
The MOQ in digital printing is less than that of conventional printing methods. The designers will be able to use more artwork within a collection.
Spanflex guarantees that fabrics printed with the digital printing technology will be grade 4 or better under the ISO 105 testing standard. This applies to both color fastness to water and perspiration.
Traditional printing methods like screen printing and sublimation require workers to mix ink manually so there will always be a gap between the selected colors and actual results. Designers often have to compromise and settle for less than optimal colors. As digital printing matches and mixes colors through a computer system, designers can pick any Pantone color and be confident that printed fabrics will be exactly what they envisioned. It also implies there are endless color possibilities.
Digital printing has a carbon footprint that is much lower than screen printing or sublimation. Without the need to wash ink off of tooling, digital printing can save most water through the process, making digital printing the most eco-friendly printing method.