Whether you’re an aspiring clothing designer, or if you are just keen to order a unique gift for a family member – you’ll probably have come across the potential of t-shirt printing services at some point. These unique products can be customised to suit any style, but their most important feature is that they can portray any design, or phrase, that can be enjoyed by the wearer.

One thing that many people are unsure about when printing t-shirts is the types of colours that can be achieved. Thanks to the latest printing technologies it can be easy to include a variety of colours, including neon and metallic – as long as the correct printing process is selected.

Typical colours

If it’s regular colours that you are after, then either direct to garment (DTG), or screen printing processes will be more than sufficient. From the boldest reds to the lightest blues – these hues can be handled by most printing machinery. It is now also possible to print white onto black, making the design possibilities even more versatile.


There’s nothing quite as eye-catching as neon; in fact that’s why so many businesses rely on its glowing attributes to publicise their services. If you have a design that you’d like to feature neon, you’ll have to forgo direct to garment printing options in favour of screen printing services.


Where DTG printing features focus on regular tones, screen printing can cater to advanced colours; including metallic. Whether it’s traditional gold, silver and bronze colours that you’re after, or a unique metallic purple, or even green – a good online apparel printing service should be able to cater to your needs.

The great thing about having a shirt printed is that you really can achieve any colour available – as well as those that were previously out of the question (as was the case with metallic and neon).