What is the best way to print a design on a sock? May 12 2021, 1 Comment

Printing makes it possible to put high-resolution logos or images on socks. Dye sublimation is a process that makes it possible to render almost any design, from a single detailed logo to a repeating pattern, on each and every sock in a bulk order. Find out more about all of the options available for half and full custom printed socks.

Choose a Custom Design

Start by choosing a base design for printed socks. Some styles have a pre-designed half or full printed background for a custom-printed logo or text, such as aquatic, camo, galaxy, stars and stripes, slate or other patterns.

You can completely design a pair of full printed custom crew or knee-high socks from the ground up. The foot area of half-printed socks of any length are made of black nylon stretch yarn.

Submit a Logo or Image

No matter which style and length of socks you choose, you can customize most base designs for printed socks with your choice of a logo or image. Upload a logo and get a digital mockup for approval for any printed socks.

If you prefer to design the background of half or full printed socks, you can specify how to print on socks and in-house artists will include a rendition in the proof. You can also upload a logo and include logo placement specifications in the Instruction Box that appears on your cart.

Approve a Digital Mockup

Within several business days, you should receive a proof of a printed sock design for approval. Check to make sure the background pattern is the one you selected or specified and that a logo or text appears in your preferred locations.

After mockup approval, custom socks are estimated to ship within 15 business days. If you are placing multiple custom sock printing orders, you will need to review proofs for each design.

Order Custom Printed Socks

Building an order starts with sock design, which includes selecting a pre-designed background or uploading a logo and specifying your preferences for a custom printed background. It can take two to three weeks to produce custom dye sublimated socks.

Once you receive your order, you can care for any pair by machine washing socks inside out without bleach. For the best results, lay socks out flat to air dry or dry on low heat.

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Custom Printed Socks FAQs

How do I order printed socks?

Start by selecting a dye sublimated sock design. Printed socks are available with full custom or half-custom printing. Upload a logo or image, specify sock quantity and size breakdown and place the order. You will receive a free design mockup. After approval, sock orders should ship within 15 business days.

Which sock printing options are available?

Printed socks can display a high-resolution logo or text. A full custom design includes both the foot and length of a sock, whereas a half-custom design only has a customizable length. It may be possible to print logos in a repeating pattern or specify a location in the Instruction Box.

What is the minimum order quantity of printed socks?

Most styles of printed socks have a minimum order quantity of 12 pairs per size. Some designs have a total minimum order quantity of 24 pairs, with at least 12 pairs of each size specified in a breakdown on the design page or in the Instructions Box in the cart. 

Which sock materials are best for printing?

Printed socks are made of 100% nylon stretch yarn or a blend of polypropylene, nylon, elastic and Spandex. Check to see which materials are used to make a design. It may not be possible to have a design printed on sock materials other than those specified for a base style.

How should I care for socks that have printed designs?

Turn socks with printed designs inside out before machine washing to reduce fuzzing and pilling. Do not bleach socks that are dye sublimated. It may be possible to preserve the appearance of a printed design and extend the life of custom socks by laying each pair flat to air dry.

Custom printed socks can display higher resolution logos or text than knitted socks. Specify the location of design elements in the Instruction Box on the cart page when ordering socks that have a custom design.