The ultimate guide to logo printing: how to print your logo on anything.

by james

Logo printing is very essential because it acts like free ads in a strategic place. T-shirts, posters, note sheets, markers, cans, etc, all the cool little stuff you have seen lying around are there to tell you that the company that made them is still there. Freelance Bazar will guide you in-depth about how to print your logo on anything along with a professional touch.

Printing a logo design on smooth cotton 

T-shirts, hoodies, shirts, etc, are commonplace for logo printing, but they are not the only kind of fluffy, wearable swag available. There are several options to rock the logo, including long-sleeve tops, hoodies, dog clothes, hats, sneakers, and so on.

Printing method- Freelance Bazar has listed three major processes for printing logos on soft fabric:

  • Screen printing is the gold standard when it comes to T-shirt printing. The printer can create exclusive screens with your T-shirt design, enabling you to print in large quantities. Best for large quantities and printing in bold colors.
  • Vinyl graphics are produced using transfer printing, which produces a more dimensional look and texture than screen printing. Only suited for basic graphics.
  • Direct-to-garment printing sprays ink onto the fabric, like inkjet printing on paper, except on silk. Ideal for small-quantity orders with a lot more detail.

Design Factors

Cotton tends to stretch; it creases and is very lively. Give your logo design to your printer in vector file format to make it convenient to scale up or down. If your logo design has clarity, consider making a version in which all the colors are invisible so that the symbol does not get lost or seem strange on some colored fabrics. Examine mockups of different colored shirts and choose only those that fit with your logo design. For printing your logo design on a t-shirt, hoodie, or another soft textile, request that the printers show you completed copies of each material you are considering. If you want to print your logo on t-shirts and fleece zip-ups, make sure the printer has a t-shirt and a fleece zip-up. 

Logo design printing on rigid fabrics 

Rigid fabrics such as baseball caps, tote bags, and so on. Baseball caps are a very prominent kind of style. They are thin, lightweight, and useful. The distinction between these and softer cotton goods is that stiff fabrics do not spread as much as softer fabrics. Conventional printing, such as rubbing ink onto cloth fabrics for t-shirt printing, is not the only way to get the logo on a baseball cap. You may also have your logo design embroidered on a hat to add visual and tactile interest with texture, but this is a separate operation.

Printing Methods- Screen printing is a form of printing that is used. 

Design Factors

The color of the paper on which you are printing can discolor your logo design. Design your icon is completely opaque colors or choose special fabric colors that match your logo design. You can also craft your logo design around the material you want to print on; for example, a light tan canvas might be the ideal backdrop for your logo.

Printed logos on mugs and other porcelain

Printing your logo design on a mug is an easy and inexpensive operation.

Printing Methods -Printing by dye sublimation, digitally, screen printing, lithography. Each requires a different operation, has a different price tag, and produces different outcomes.

Design Factors

Since mugs are angled, the logo design can become blurred. To test it, print the logo on paper and tie it around a mug and see how it would look when written on the mug. Your logo design will influence which printing method is better. If the emblem is relatively simple, that is, if it consists of simple geometric forms then go for direct screen printing. If you have a more comprehensive badge, you can consider litho or digital printing.

Printing a logo on thin paper

Logo design printing on thin paper such as stationery, tissue paper, packaging, flyers, art prints, posters, and shopping bags. Thin paper is available in a range of colors, thicknesses, and opacities. Your logo on stationery can appear very different from your logo on tissue paper.

Printing Method- Digital, Flexo, letterpress, flocking, block-printing, screen printing, gravure, intaglio.

Design Factors

When planning for printing on thin paper, make sure to mockup your template on any kind of paper you want to print on. Glossiness is another design factor to bear in mind when working with paper. The colors of your logo design will seem more vivid on glossy paper.

Logo printing on thick paper

By thick paper, Freelance Bazar means Product label, Cardboard boxes, item packaging, Postcards, covers of the magazine, Business cards.

Printing Method- Screen printing, digital, Litho.

Design Factors

Much as with thin sheets, you must decide if the paper you are dealing with is glossy or matte.

Printing a logo design on rigid plastic

Consider pens, thumb drives, frisbees, mugs, drinks, and cafeteria trays all are heavy plastic and all of them can be labeled. Going for plastic merchandise can be a fun way to get your logo out there on something other than a t-shirt.

Printing Method- Laser printing, pad printing, litho, inkjet printing.

Design factors

Plastic may be invisible, partially translucent, or entirely transparent.

You do not have to think about stretching the mark out with hard plastic. However, if you are printing on a small scale, keep the logo plain. You can also make a comprehensive version for stationery, t-shirts, and other big objects, and a different, cheaper, and more simplified version for smaller items.

Logo Design printing on metals

Metal may be used for a variety of creative branding purposes. This kind of logo printing on metal is an excellent way to mark unexpected products such as cookware or hardware.

Printing Methods- Sublimation and laser printing.

Design Factors

Laser engraving allows you to carve a very detailed emblem into aluminum. But there are no colors; the only color available to you is the color of the metal you are engraving on.

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