How Printing On Demand Actually Works

Printing on demand (or POD) has exploded in popularity in recent years. The ability to have products like shirts custom-made with unique designs or logos has made it trendy to use as a service. How does printing on demand actually work? That is what we will cover below.

How It Works

What happens first is that typically a company, small business, or online influencer will have a need to get their branding onto swag like shirts, hats, and other products. These products would either be used for promotions and giveaways or as products they would sell to their customers.

On Demand Printing (POD)Printing on demand does not require the production and purchasing of a massive quantity of inventory. After all, it’s all in the name. You only request the amount of product you need. If you only need 10 shirts, then you only order 10 shirts to be made. Even if you just need one shirt, you can often simply get one shirt printed. That is the beauty of this process and why it has become so popular.

Once you have placed your order with a POD business like YBA Shirts, you can sell it to your customers or give it away to your audience. If you sell it, you get to keep all of the profits associated with selling the shirt directly from the POD company to the consumer. You get to avoid paying any costs associated with the supply chain, helping you keep more profit.

When you use a POD business to print your designs on physical products to sell, you are not selling the products directly, so you will receive a percentage of each sale. You only provide the artwork and basic information about the product and let the POD company take care of the rest.

A major benefit of taking this route is that you will find it quicker and easier to make money selling your branded products than it would be if you decided to do everything yourself.

When you print on demand, the more designs the better. Brands and companies that provide a wider selection of products printed on demand have a greater chance of selling more of them. That is why if you want to turn POD into your bread and butter, you will want to keep creating more designs. This also helps you ensure that if a few designs aren’t selling well, you will have plenty of other popular ones that will offset the lack of sales for them.

Promote Your Business With Minimal Overhead & Risk

Printing on demand is popular due to not needing to make large batches of products that then need to be kept somewhere until they are sold. Instead, you place an order for the quantity of the product you want, and no more than that. Let a POD company like YBA Shirts take care of all your print on demand needs.

Let Us Be Your One-Stop-Shop

YBA can become your one-stop shop for designing, manufacturing, printing, and shipping your products, all from one location. We specialize in Printing On Demand (POD). We can provide you with quality products no matter what type of decorations you may want or need.

Make your brand stand out and become the one remembered by your customers, prospects, and clients. Get your free quote below.

We are your ONE-STOP On Demand Printing provider.
We manufacture, print, package, and ship your corporate apparel and merch all from one location with the most competitive pricing. 

Sublimated Custom Printing

We do full sublimation (All Over Printing) on countless apparel, fabric and physical products. Plus we do all decoration types and private label services.

Print On Demand & Fulfillment

With over 40 years in business as a merchandise provider, we manufacture, print, organize, and ship corporate apparel all from one location and can Print On Demand.

Faster, Better Quality & Lower Cost

With our in-house capabilities, not only can we run production significantly faster, we cut overhead costs and 3rd party expenses to save you money & provide top notch quality.

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YBA has been doing our company shirts and hats for several years now. Product and customer service have always been top notch. I would highly recommend them.


They look GREAT!! We had over 100 people pick up their packets and shirts yesterday! Got lots of great feedback! Thank you so much! You are the best!


First time ordering and it will not be the last – wonderful customer service, fast shipping, sorted, each box was labeled, packed and very professionally organized. I ordered around 2000 T-Shirts. Stress-free!! Great price – excellent product. I highly recommend YBA – Love it and my customers loved the shirts.


YBA Shirts was fantastic to work with. The pricing was very aggressive and the suggestions on the artwork were perfect. They had the shirts printed quickly, inexpensively and they look perfect. I will be using them the next go around.


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I was under a crunch deadline and had never even heard of YBA let alone having never used them. From their persistent Marketing Representative all the way to their Sales Executive, the process was great and the outcome was even greater. It was a Big Hit for one of the most important Showcase events of the year. I plan to use them more moving forward.


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