Where Every Print Tells A Story

Our printing techniques are carefully chosen based on the type of product you select, ensuring the highest quality and sustainability in every piece. Explore our distinct printing techniques and how each are made.

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The Kin Custom Difference

The core of every Kin Custom product is a blend of craftsmanship and skilled labor. The process of printing, cutting, and hand-sewing each item reflects our commitment to quality and uniqueness. Our rigorous standards for ethically sourced and certified materials mean you receive a product that's not just beautiful but also responsible. Print, cut, and handmade excludes pre-made cotton + white label.

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Understanding Printing Techniques

Every product is a celebration of individuality and skill. From the moment you design it to the final stitch, we ensure your vision is realized with the utmost care and expertise. Here we explain the differences of printing:

Sublimation: The Magic of All-Over Print

Sublimation printing shines in creating stunning all-over prints. This technique involves transferring designs onto fabric using heat, resulting in vivid, full-coverage artwork with incredible detail. Each all-over print product is a testament to the beauty of handmade craftsmanship, meticulously crafted by our skilled production team. 


Direct to Garment (DTG): Precision & Vibrancy

Direct to Garment printing is ideal for detailed, vibrant designs on our pre-made cotton products. DTG uses water-based inks that are absorbed directly into the fabric, ensuring not just long-lasting color but also a soft, natural feel to the garment. It's perfect for intricate designs with a wide range of colors, making each piece a wearable work of art.


UV Printing: Innovation on Faux Leather

For products made from faux leather, we utilize UV printing to achieve high-resolution, durable designs. This technique involves curing UV inks onto the material, ensuring a vibrant, fade-resistant finish. UV printing allows us to create custom, detailed artwork on a variety of faux leather products, adding a touch of personalization and luxury.

Ethical Sourcing & USA Fulfillment

In addition to our in-house production, we also have a network of suppliers, including those in the USA, for all pre-made products. This ensures that we can provide a wide range of high-quality items while maintaining our commitment to ethical and sustainable practices.

Comparing Print Techniques

Here's a chart detailing the differences between Sublimation for All-Over Print, DTG for Pre-Made Cotton, and UV for Faux Leather, along with recommendations or cons for each and what design is best based on the product:


Best design application: full coverage designs, vibrant patterns, and photographic images.


  • Overseas fulfillment.
  • Best for designs that wrap around the product.
  • Material is printed first, then cut and hand-sewn, ensuring design continuity.
  • Ideal for lightweight and stretchy fabrics, but not suitable for all fabric types.
  • No additional print fees apply, all included in base price.
  • Custom branding sets available for purchase.


Best design application: detailed, colorful designs on cotton t-shirts, hoodies, etc.


  • USA fulfillment.
  • Best for cotton and cotton blend fabrics.
  • Ideal for high-detail, vibrant designs on pre-made garments.
  • Not suitable for all-over or wrap-around designs due to pre-construction.
  • Additional print fees may apply if adding multiple print areas.
  • Bulk custom branding must be purchased separately + assembly.


Best design application: intricate, high-resolution artworks on faux leather or Polyurethane (PU).


  • Overseas fulfillment.
  • Best for high durability and detailed designs on faux leather or or Polyurethane (PU).
  • Resistant to fading and wear, ideal for accessories.
  • Limited materials; not suitable for fabrics.
  • No additional print fees apply, all included in base price.
  • Custom branding sets available for purchase.

Custom Branding

Best design application: single transparent logo with no thin fonts for best print quality.


  • Overseas fulfillment.
  • UV printing techniques applied.
  • Packaging made from 100% recycled materials.
  • Materials printed on include recycled cardboard, gloss cardstock, paper, and more.
  • Additional fees apply to add sets or order bulk packaging.
  • Not available for pre-made cotton products, unless purchased separately.

Welcome To Kin Custom

Our commitment is to provide you with not just products, but solutions that combine quality, affordability, and a touch of magic. Whether you're a boutique shop owner with an eye for trendsetting, a visionary entrepreneur ready to shake up the market, an independent artist expressing your unique style, or someone just taking your first steps in the business world, we're here to make your dreams a reality.


Our Ethical Approach

We embrace a made-to-order model and low MOQ's, focusing on the quality of our products, not the quantity. This approach not only upholds our ethical values but also significantly reduces environmental risks. This means no excess stock, no mass production, and consequently, no unnecessary environmental burden.


Ink & Insight - Your Questions Answered

The print technique will be listed under the product details after you have selected the product to design. This section will also include whether custom branding is available, size charts, and more!

Because of our wide variety of products available and different printing techniques, all products are listed with the file requirements that are outlined in our print guide.

  • Customization and Detail: The handmade process allows for greater customization and attention to detail, as each part of the product is individually crafted and assembled.
  • Quality and Durability: Handmade items often boast higher quality and durability due to the meticulous process and personal attention each item receives.
  • Uniqueness: Each handmade item is unique, given the nature of its creation process, whereas premade products are more uniform and less personalized.

In summary, while premade products offer efficiency and uniformity, handmade items from Kin Custom provide a level of customization, quality, and uniqueness that is unparalleled, making each product not just an item, but a personal craft.

No! Because sublimated products can print virtually any color on the RGB/CMYK color scale, you can have the print area in any color you want. Simply upload your background color first.