The TigerBlue Way

When it comes to t-shirt printing, not all companies are created equal.

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Printers come in all types and sizes and finding a great one can be harder than you think! From inexperienced "garage shops" with one manual press to experienced "industry shops" with 500-1000 shirt minimums, quality and price run the gamut.

So what does that mean when it applies to TigerBlue? Whether you need 24 or 10,000 shirts, we work to get you the highest quality at a price you can afford. We call this "The Tigerblue Way", an option for companies large and small that will fit exactly what you need.

We understand
artwork…


We take time to learn your business, your goals and identify your needs. Together, we will create a unique design that will convey your emotion and personality.

We understand
screen printing…

Our wealth of experience across all aspects of the screen printing process allows TigerBlue to continue to innovate and offer printing solutions that will increase the effectiveness and profitability of your projects.

Customer Satisfaction & Product Quality

We have made Customer Satisfaction & Product Quality our top priority. We have joined the ranks of some of the largest companies in our industry that understand the value of listening to you, the customer!

We can design the perfect t-shirt for you, the kind that brings in business, supports important causes, and expresses personal beliefs.

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We guarantee the best results




Inks

It's all part of the price. Be sure to ask your printer what kind of inks they use. Most printers default to low quality plastisol that is laid on top of the fabric. For an additional charge, you can get a better quality print, but even then, the inks are thinned down causing them to look dull and muted.

At TigerBlue, we think premium printing should be the standard. We use a uniquely crafted style of printing through which a discharge underbase bleaches the color on the shirt, then use a soft blended top coat of inks resulting in an extremely soft, long-lasting print garnering rich, bright colors. After an initial wash, the inks get even softer and are barely felt to the touch. One thing to remember with this specialized process is that it only works with certain shirts and shirt colors. Please make sure to ask your sales representative about your order if you have concerns.

This is not the only style of printing we have strived to master. Here are other ink options you’ll find at TigerBlue!
• Waterbase
• Discharge
• High Opacity Plastisol
• Foil
• Metallic

Equipment

TigerBlue uses top end automatic presses allowing us to print thousands of shirts with tight registration swiftly and efficiently. Many smaller shops use manual hand presses that are great for small orders but lack consistency and often times struggle with registration on more complex jobs. Automatic presses enable us to print higher volume, lowering the cost of printing on larger orders.

Screens

Screens vary widely from frames to mesh. Cheap screens can hurt quality with prints not lining up and/or loss of detail. It’s also very important to know and understand that not all screens are the same. Different inks require different screens and the tension of those screens will effect how the print comes out. At TigerBlue, we’ve spent a lot of time and effort researching what screens and processes are going to deliver you the best quality product possible.

Digital Proofs

If you know anything about screen printing, you know a lot can go wrong. If you don’t know much about screen printing, the sheer thought of this can be pretty scary. It’s extremely important to feel good about your order and have a realistic grasp on what your shirts will look like when they arrive.

Once your order is submitted and paid for, the art department prepares digital proofs, showing what the artwork looks like on an average sized shirt. Your proof will also include what, and how many inks are in your design plus we will express any and all concerns we may have. ink colors, print size and will express any and all concerns that we may have. After your review, we make any corrections that are requested and will only begin printing once final approval is received. Please note ink colors can vary dramatically on computer screens, and actual true color can only be viewed in person using a Pantone (Solid Coated Formula Guide) Book. Ask us for details on how to get the best color match for your design.

Nothing will ever go to press until you’ve signed off on your digital proof.

Your Orders Are Important to Us

Your prints are important to us. Feel free to reach out with any questions at info@tigerblue.com. It's our goal to provide you with great service, top quality prints and affordable pricing.