This is a hand made product only as we create this from your ideas and desires. This is a fully custom printed t-shirt printed on Softnit material. This means it gets designed then printed on a flat piece of material and then hand made to size. YOU CAN DO ANY THEME OF CHOICE.
Softknit: Softknit has a 100% polyester count and therefore making it very stretchy and super soft to the skin and touch. Softnit is a brushed type of fabric resembling those of cotton lycra, making it perfect for baby apparel, swaddles and adult and kids apparel such as shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts and much more. Softknit is a lightweight fabric but not see through. The print quality it delivers is really out of this world.
We print the design on large format sublimation printing. Also known as textile printing.
It is important to note that all re-sellers and wholesaler clients should contact us via email and not order online email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
REGARDING THE SIZING CHART
There is a sizing chart listed in the gallery images for both uni-sex and ladies fit garments. Please ensure you select the correct size according to your body measurements as we cannot exchange nor will we refund if this product does not fit the desired body.
LEAD TIME FOR THIS PRODUCT:
The design lead time after payment has been received: 3-5 working days, during our silly season the lead time extends to 5-7 working days.
The production lead time after approval of the layout: 5-10 working days, during our silly season the lead time could be 7-15 working days. The production lead time does not include the delivery time which gets calculated depending on the shipping method.
For this product it would be safe to allow a 15 working day lead to be safe and in busier seasons around 20 working days
Sublimation printing uses heat to essentially bring ink and fabric or a product together as one.
First, a design is printed onto special paper. The inks that are used turn into gas when brought under heat, then combine with the fabric /product and permanently print onto the fabric/product. The effects are permanent and less prone to fading, as the ink is embedded in the fabric or substrate rather than simply laying on top like a normal print. The process is almost like a tattoo, but instead of for your skin, it’s for your chosen product. The heat opens up the pores of the fabric, then with the applied pressure the ink cools and returns to a solid form. The result is a permanent, full colour image that won’t crack, peel or wash away from the substrate. The process allows the ink to go from a solid to a gas without turning to liquid, a bit like dry ice. The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled by pressure.
Sublimation printing is a popular method of printing which aims at transferring a design from sublimation paper onto a piece of fabric or material by using pressure and heat (between 350 – 400 degrees). Changing the solid particles of the ink into a gaseous state, it is an easy and cost-effective way of adding personalization to products that is used by both companies and people at home.
HOW DOES THE DESIGN PROCESS WORK?
With this product listing there is an option for you to describe your perfect design as well as upload your ideas so that we know exactly what you have in mind. The design process will only start AFTER payment has been received. You will receive the draft via email to approve and only upon approval we will start the production.
PLEASE NOTE: It is really important to remember we cannot copy any other designer's work 100%. You are more than welcome to share your awesome ideas, which we will use as a guideline but design something unique so that it does not look like the original design shared. We respect other creatives to not copy their work and we also do not support plagiarism of any other creative whether in South Africa or around the world.
We can purchase designs on shutterstock and etsy on your behalf at an additional fee, please be sure to send us an email prior to ordering then so that we can manually invoice you.
YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO SEND YOUR OWN DESIGN AS WELL - GET INTO CONTACT WITH OUR TEAM TO RECEIVE THE TEMPLATE/EXPORT SPECS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Please ensure you read the T's and C's before placing an order or making a payment. By proceeding with the order, C'est La Vie Design will assume the client has read and understand the T's and C's.