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When it comes to custom t-shirt decoration, T-Shirt Arcade offers a wide range of techniques to help you achieve the perfect look for your apparel in Pickering, Durham Region. Our expert team can guide you through the options and help you select the best decoration type for your project. Explore our decoration methods below:

Screen Printing:

Description: Screen printing is a versatile decoration method known for its affordability and durability, making it an excellent choice for large orders. At T-Shirt Arcade, we utilize screen printing to create long-lasting designs that can withstand the test of time. While it excels in quantity, it may not be the best choice for intricate, multi-colour designs due to the nature of screen setup.


  • Ideal for large quantities.

  • Long-lasting and durable prints.

  • Cost-effective for bulk orders.


  • Not suitable for intricate, full-colour designs.

  • Set-up costs for screens and inks.

  • Limited flexibility for small orders.

Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing:

Description: DTG printing is your go-to method for intricate and full-colour designs. This technology allows us to print high-resolution graphics directly onto your garment, ensuring vibrant and detailed results. Whether you need one shirt or a small batch, DTG is the ideal choice. Keep in mind that it works best on cotton and cotton-blend fabrics.


  • Excellent for complex, high-detail designs.

  • No minimum order quantity.

  • Quick turnaround time for small batches.


  • Limited to cotton and cotton-blend fabrics.

  • May not be as cost-effective for large orders.

  • Requires pre-treatment for dark-coloured garments.

Direct to Film (DTF) Printing:

Description: DTF printing combines the best of both worlds: impressive print quality and versatility. We can apply detailed designs on various fabric types with DTF technology. While it may require an extra step for dark garments, the results are impeccable. Ideal for those who seek high-quality prints without minimum order restrictions.


  • High-quality, detailed prints.

  • No minimum order requirement.

  • Suitable for various fabric types.


  • Requires a white or light-coloured base layer.

  • May not be as vibrant on dark garments.

  • Longer production time for large orders.


Vinyl Printing:

Description: Vinyl printing is your solution for one-colour designs, particularly names and numbers for sports teams. Its quick production process allows us to deliver your custom apparel in record time. However, keep in mind that vinyl printing is limited to one colour per design and may not be suitable for complex graphics.


  • Suitable for one-colour designs.

  • Quick production and turnaround.

  • Great for sports team names and numbers.


  • Limited to one colour per design.

  • Not ideal for complex or full-colour graphics.

  • May have a slight texture on the fabric.

Heat Applied Transfers:

Description: Heat applied transfers offer precision and vibrancy in your custom apparel. This method works well for both small and large orders, providing versatility for different fabrics and colours. While suitable for various design types, it's essential to consider the specific requirements of your project. Production times may vary depending on the order size.


  • Suitable for both small and large orders.

  • Offers precise and vibrant graphics.

  • Versatile for different fabrics and colours.


  • Limited to specific types of designs.

  • May not be as durable as some other methods.

  • Production time may vary depending on order size.

Advice: Regardless of the decoration type, we recommend caring for your custom garments with a gentle wash and avoiding drying them in the dryer to extend their lifespan.

By offering these different decoration methods, T-Shirt Arcade ensures that you have the freedom to choose the one that best suits your design needs and project requirements. Whether you're creating promotional merchandise or personalized gifts, our team is here to assist you. Reach out to us at or call +1-905-831-2525 for expert guidance and high-quality custom apparel services.

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