We do hoodie printing mostly with traditional inks, but some hoodies work well with waterbased inks and our special discharge inks, which result in very soft prints. The higher the cotton content in the hoodie, the better it will discharge. It should be at least 80%, but for more vibrant results, 90% or 100% cotton is best. American Apparel styles 5495 and 5497 are 100% cotton and discharge very well and are some of our most popular hoodies.
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American Apparel 5497 in Asphalt, which is a 100% cotton zip hoodie, and takes very well to discharge. This print is two colors, bright clear discharge and a pinkish red waterbased ink on top.
White Gildan pullover hoodie, with six colors of waterbased ink. On white hoodies, we can easily do waterbased or traditional ink, and both can be brilliant and bright, but the waterbased ink will be softer to the touch.
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Two color print on Alternative brand hoodie, going across the zipper, which is fine as long as there is room in the design to avoid the zipper itself. This used traditional ink since it is a blend fabric.
Traditional white ink on the sleeve and back of a black hoodie. Sleeves can sometimes be challenging but usually not a problem. Please email us for pricing on anything with sleeve printing.
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Hoodie printing FAQ
What kind of ink should I use? It will depend on which hoodie you use. If it is a 50/50 blend hoodie (half cotton, half polyester) which is the most common, or it’s a tri-blend hoodie or less than 80% cotton, we should use the traditional ink. It will be heavier on the hoodie, but it will be fine on the heavier fabric, and we could just do one layer of ink to keep it softer and have a vintage result. Hoodies that are 90% or 100% cotton work well with discharge inks. When the hoodies are white or light in color, or the ink is a lot darker than the fabric color, we can use waterbased inks without a problem.
What do hoodies cost? It varies a lot, and is determined by the amount of hoodies printed, the type of hoodie used, and how complicated the printing is, for example if it’s just a 1 color print on the front, or if it is multiple colors on both sides.
How many colors can you print? We can print up to six colors on the front and the back, but note that sometimes we have to use a white underbase layer of ink, which would count as one of the colors.
What brand should I use? It’s totally up to you! Our favorites are Gildan, Independent, and American Apparel.
Do you have regular sweatshirts, not hoodies? Sure! Visit the links right above to see sweatshirts!
Can you print on the pouch? The hood? The sleeves? The lower back? Across the zipper? Printing on the pouch and hood is problematic and we can’t do it with guaranteed good results. We can do the lower back, which is popular, with no problem, and sleeves or across the zipper is fine too!
How many do I have to get? Same as our screen printing on totes or shirts, our minimum per design is 12 pieces.
How can I get pricing? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get pricing back quickly by email, call us at 888-787-4587, or use the quote form above. Remember, the more you get, the less they cost (price breaks at 24, 48, 100, 200 and 500 pieces), and the more complicated the printing is, the higher the cost may be.