Here at Print Monster, we’ve been trying out a new technique called push through printing. It’s a great way to create a natural distressed or aged look for a design. You can see a couple of examples above. These were printed today, but they have that classic, well-loved look to them.
For a push through print, you actually print the design on the inside of the shirt. It’s important to really saturate the fabric with a lot of ink so that the ink pushes through the fibers and the design can be seen on the outside. Push through printing works best on light colored shirts. The shirt can be 100% cotton, 50/50 cotton/poly blend. Burnout tees, where the color has sort of a marble effect, compliment this style of printing really well!
Presently, push through printing isn’t available through our online design and ordering system. But if you use our tool to design a shirt and then send us a quick note letting us know you’d like it to be a push through print, we’ll be happy to make one for you!