For people who want to screen print their T-shirts, the first place to look for are the phonebooks or the internet to check if there is any available printer in their locality. They think that by using the local printer the services will be cheaper and better than to use a national printer. However, before choosing a local printer, remember that the geographic location doesn’t guarantee better services.
Therefore, with the accessibility to large number of printers via the internet, there is no need to confine yourself in your local area while you can access a variety of printers. You can also choose a variety of the designs on the net and e-mail them to the printer regardless if he is near you or if he is far away from you, the choice is entirely yours.
Most people are concerned if the images via the internet are the same as the image shot directly for use. However they should not be too concerned because the image will be the same, as the original pictures look exactly like the scanned pictures. Sometimes, the local printer may also ask for a digital version of the image you want printed. The clarity can be added with the computer software. Therefore, there is no need to base your self on the local printer when you look for a printing company for any printing job. You are able to choose the best company without any geographical barriers.
You may also be concerned by the price of shipping; however the national printing company may have different printing locations which will help to choose one near you. Most of these national printing companies charge less if you are printing a large number of T-shirts, therefore the cost of shipping may be compensated by the cost of printing.
If the local printer is able to print for you the best picture at a reasonable price, there is no reason why you should not use his service. However, if he is not able to produce the best pictures, you should not use his service simply because he is from your neighborhood. Sit in front of your computer and browse the best printer out there, you may ask him to print you a sample or you may visit his business to see for yourself his work for other customers.