Shirt printing is always fun—whether you do it for business or to create a personalized t-shirt collection, you never run out of ideas.


From printing designs for different occasions to launching a brand new line of shirts for your customers, custom shirt printing is only limited by your imagination.

However, shirt prints will only turn out as good as you the technique you choose and how well you execute it. Every week we get hundreds of emails from our clients asking about the best techniques to print on sublimation paper. This week we are going to address one of the common questions regarding laser vs. inkjet printing—how do they differ?


Laser Printing

If you are planning to print commercially where you intend to shell out hundreds or even thousands of pieces every day, laser printing might just be the option for you. Many commercial shirt printing business owners prefer laser printing because the print rarely bleeds out.


Compared to transfers printed with inkjet, laser transfers rarely lose form or shape when washed.

As inkjet printers use ink to print, there is a chance that they could put down too much ink for the fabric to soak.

Any excess ink sitting on the surface of the garment and paper will not be absorbed and will inevitably bleed. If you are having bleeding problems with your inkjet printers there could be a problem with the printer or you could simply switch to laser printers.

However, on the downside, laser printers run hot. This means there is a good chance the printer may be jammed. The best way to identify the best results is to go with a trial and error approach. At times, if a particular paper ceases to work, you may need to adjust the printer mode settings.

Inkjet Printing

If you are looking for easy printing, go for inkjet printers. They give you the chance to use a wide variety of heat sublimation papers and also deliver top quality results. The variety of paper options range from lesser border, soft hand and plenty more.

The ease of setup for inkjet printers allows you set them up easily in your home or office. Provided that heat sublimation papers are universal, they will work on practically all inkjet printers. All you need is the knowhow of the right application practices and you are good to go!

Apart from investing in a good inkjet printer, you also need to partner with a reliable heat sublimation paper manufacturer for the best results.

Get in touch with us to discuss your needs and get your hands on the best printing products today.