Breathtaking printing effects

You don’t have to limit your creativity to simple designs – we are able to undertake up to twelve-colour designs, special effects, unusual placement of printing or precise embroidery.

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Phone: +420 220 407 407
E-mail: info@t4u.cz

We are here for you Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm.

We use screen printing, transfer printing and embroidery to attain perfect effects. More about our printing techniques


3D – high density ink

This kind of ink creates very sharp three-dimensional printing, which is flexible and consistent. You can use it to highlight the key areas of the design. The printing is completely non-transparent, usable on light and dark materials. With 3D printing, it is possible to simulate various surfaces. We don’t recommend 3D ink printing for so-called “kinetic designs”, which change colour and shape when moving. We also don’t recommend it for printing large areas, the print is heavy and that increases the risk of cracking the design.

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Puff – inflatable ink

Puff printing is a very popular effect used on t-shirts and hoodies. The ink expands while hardening (drying), so it makes your design look three-dimensional. Compared to 3D printing, the edges of the design are rounded. It can be used as a cheaper substitute for embroidery. Good results can’t be achieved with every design and font type - avoid using designs with fine lines or narrow characters.

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Suede effect

The final printing effect looks, as the name indicates, like suede leather. The ink with suede effect gains a little plasticity. It can also simulate sand or stone textures. The suede effect ink is available in light brown, dark brown, grey and black tones.

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Discharge – etched ink printing

Discharge printing suits t-shirts where the design has been etched out. The active component of this ink is a special bleacher that reacts with the t-shirt pigments while drying. It is used on dark materials only. The printing totally differs from the previous types of inks, it is absorbed into the material, not a single layer of ink stays on the t-shirt. We recommend using it only on tested materials.

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Vintage style – worn look

Vintage style is a special effect that can be applied to most designs and texts. It can be used on both coloured and black-and-white designs and writing.

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Cracking white – cracked white ink effect

The first thing that comes into your mind while looking at this printing is that the ink is cracked. After printing, the ink cracks and gives the t-shirt a look as if your older brother has already worn it. It differs from the "Vintage style" in the appearance of the ink. It is mechanically damaged – the "Vintage style" design only appears washed out.

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Burn out – burnt fabric

The burn out effect can only be used on mixed types of t-shirts that contain 50% polyester and 50% cotton. The effect itself is made by "burning out" the cotton part from the t-shirt structure, made of polyester. The colour "burns out" the motif, the cotton is washed out and just a thin polyester structure is left. On the sample motif, the wings were printed with burning ink. The polyester structure is left. The printed draft is combined with a metallic foil effect.

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High-visibility (reflective) ink

Reflective ink that reflects the light. Headlights or torches light up the reflective ink printing to such an extent that it is used to highlight the safety elements. High-visibility ink is used on jogging and cycling wear, police uniforms, construction and road workers gear – for anyone who works or plays at night in or around traffic.

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Glitter/shimmer metallic effect

You can use the eye-catching glittery effect for highlighting certain parts of the motif or writing. The printing has a similar surface to metallic paint, but even more gleaming. Various colours of glitter are available. Glitter inks don’t tarnish, are almost non-translucent, perfectly flexible and they retain great stability during washing.

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Metallic foil

The metallic foil effect highlights and differentiates printed elements on a t-shirt. It’s a combination of screen-printing and ironing metallic foil during printing. Not only standard gold and silver foils are available, but also coloured ones and even foils with patterns.

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Fluorescent ink

The fluorescent ink makes the same greenish light in the dark as watch hands after being exposed to bright light. We recommend employing this effect on motifs you want to glow in the dark. Fluorescent ink printing is especially impressive on a black base.

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Contact us

  • +420 220 407 407
  • info@t4u.cz
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  • Vaníčkova 396/7, 160 17 Praha 6
  • by public transport - bus stop Koleje Strahov
  • by car - free parking in front of our building
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  • we are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
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