Custom Printing and Embroidery: Services | T-Shirt Elephant

T-Shirt Elephant offers a number of unique apparel printing services you will not find anywhere else online. Our commitment to quality has driven us to find the best ways to decorate apparel no matter what type of design you would like printed. The team at T-Shirt Elephant has the expertise to determine which print method is ideal for your design and ensure we use the best method to make your design look amazing on a shirt. For full-colour or photographic images we often use our Direct-to-Garment printing method or our Perma Press Vinyl method when printing on polyester garments. For larger orders and orders with solid colours, we often use Screen Printing. For any headwear and hat orders, we use embroidery as a the decoration method of choice. Whatever your design is, regardless of how many shirts your looking to order, T-Shirt Elephant has you covered.


Screen Printing is one of the earliest known methods of printing and it is still being used today to print a variety of items like apparel, signs, and even electronics. The process involves coating a mesh screen with waterproof emulsion and creating a stencil (an area of open mesh, not coated with emulsion). Ink is passed through the stencil (open mesh area), most often using a squeegee, and directly onto a substrate such as a t-shirt or any other type of garment.

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Embroidery is best suited for decorating high value apparel like hats, polo shirts, jackets, aprons, or thick fleece garments. The look of embroidery is perceived to be professional, clean, and durable, which makes a favourite for corporate apparel and uniforms. T-Shirt Elephant is proud to be able to offer a first-class embroidery service to our customers.

T-Shirt Elephant offers embroidery services to our clients upon request. We are one of Canada’s leading embroidery companies, so we are able to offer our clients high quality embroidery services at very competitive prices. From custom hats and polo’s to professional looking jackets and fleece, we can embroider on any product and add lasting value to your custom apparel.

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Direct to Garment

Direct to Garment Printing is one of the newest methods in existence for printing on apparel. This print method uses a specially formatted inkjet printer, which prints soft hand, water based ink, directly into the fabric of a garment. T-Shirt Elephant DTG printing uses CMYKRG ink, while most competitors only print in CMYK. In CMYKRG, the RG stands for Red and Green. By adding in the RG, our DTG prints have brighter and bolder colours then our competitors. DTG is best suited for small volume orders for spot colour images, photographic images, and full-colour images.

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Design Review & Repair

At T-Shirt Elephant, we go to lengths to ensure your design will look the way you want it to when it's printed on a t-shirt. That's why, as a free service to our customers, our staff do the very best to fix pixelated artwork, adjust placement to ensuring artwork is centred, and remove background colours and boxes on uploaded images.

If your design is extremely pixelated or the colours chosen will be difficult to see when printed, our staff will notify you by email before we print your order.

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Perma Press Vinyl

Perma Press Vinyl is brand new decoration method that allows us to print full colour images on high quality vinyl material that is then pressed onto your apparel. This print method works on any type of fabric, whether it’s a light or dark colour, polyester, nylon, or performances wear, perfect print has no limitations. Our print and cut vinyl press is state-of-the-art, which ensures your design will have vibrant colours and will never fade, crack, or peel in the wash.

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Team Apparel

The printing team at T-Shirt Elephant are all huge sports fans, so printing personalized orders for teams and clubs are their favourite orders to print. Our easy to use Design Studio allows users to simply and simultaneously add custom names and numbers to an order without having to design a different shirt for each team member. Our names and numbers are printed using high quality vinyl, which we can print in any colour to match your team logo if required.

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Other Design Services

We always offer Design Review and Repair as a free service, but if you are thinking about hiring a designer to create a shirt design, logo, brand, or any other design, let us know. We have a team of artists who specialize in t-shirt design and can help you with any of the following: Digitization, Vectorization, Custom Art & T-Shirt Designs, Brand/Logo Design and Proofs. We are t-shirt experts so it only makes sense to let us help you with your t-shirt related designs.

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