How many colours are in t-shirt design?

How many colours are in t-shirt design?

If you’re going to be screen printing your images onto t-shirts, you need to know how many colours are in your t-shirt design. Now that should be straightforward, right? Well, yes and no. Let’s look at a few cases where it’s not quite so simple.

The ink passes through the gaps in the screens to create the print on the shirt. Each colour means a new screen and a new layer of ink. So you can see why it’s cheaper to print t-shirt design with one colour than four colours. Four colours = four screens.

Can you print my photographic image?

The answer to that one is — it depends on things like shirt colour and the type of artwork.

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