Apparel Printing Styles
At Threadbird, our standard apparel printing style is called Premium Standard. In technical terms, we use a discharge under base with soft inks on top. It's a higher ink standard than any standard print ship.
About Our Inks & Processes

At Threadbird, our standard apparel printing style is called Premium Standard. In technical terms, we use a discharge under base with soft inks on top. It's a higher-quality ink standard than most other print shops. However, you do have the option of choosing from any of the following printing styles. Some restrictions apply. 

Premium Standard

A special hybrid style of shirt printing resulting in bright colors and soft prints.

Premium Standard Printing at Threadbird

Discharge Printing

Discharge printing is a method of shirt printing using waterbase ink to achieve soft prints on dark shirts.

Discharge Printing at Threadbird

Waterbase Printing

Similar to discharge printing, but for white and light garments. Super soft prints unite!

Waterbase Printing at Threabird

Plastisol Printing

Plastisol printing is traditional screen printing at it's finest. Thicker, vibrant prints that sit on top of the shirt.

Plastisol Printing

Vybrasol Printing

Our specialty ink Vybrasol, resembles the vibrance of plastisol or premium standard with a soft to the touch feel. 

Vybrasol Printing at Threadbird

Process Printing

Sometimes called Simulated Process, this is designed to get the most detail for full-color images or photographs. 

Simulated Process Printing at Threadbird

Foil Printing

Sheets of foil are heat pressed on top of plastisol printing for a shiny effect. 

Foil Printing at Threadbird

Metallic Printing

Specialty mixed plastisol-based ink to create unique gold, silver, and bronze colors directly on your garment without heat press. 

Metallic Inks at Threadbird