We can embroider many different products from caps*, bags, polo’s, sweatshirts, jackets and fleeces. We have a wide selection of well known brands such as Fruit of the Loom, Results, Regatta, mitre, vx3 and much more.
Embroidery is long lasting and creates an impression of quality and style. There is normally a set up charge for creating an embroidery file. Larger logos are more expensive to digitize and can be time consuming to produce & so costs can vary.
The Embroidery Process
you could e-mail or drop of your logo in the shop which could be a jpeg, letter head or even a rough drawing. You can even send your logo on a memory stick or even bring a garment into the shop which we can then scan. We are then able to have it digitized into an embroidery format.
When your logo is ready it will be sewn onto a piece of fabric so that you are able to view the quality and to ensure you are completely satisfied before the logo is finally sewn on to your chosen garments.
*There is a minimum order of 10 items but the more you buy...the cheaper they become.
The type of fabric and the complexity of your design will determine the type of printing that can be used. For one/two colour logos and text I would recommend using the standard vinyl which is light weight and has some stretch-ability. There are many different types of vinyl including the fashion range which has vinyls such as glitter, marble, snake skin, army, and many more. Another type is flock which comes in many different colours, soft to the touch and there is no worry when it comes to doing the ironing as it can be ironed over.
For a full colour complex logo I would recommend using a printable vinyl which is supplied in A4 sheets. The image is printed onto the vinyl and cut to shape with the plotter or can be applied as a full A4 sheet for pictures ect. The better the quality of the image which is to be transferred, the better the image will look on the garment. When choosing a picture, ensure it is of good quality and size.
Both of these printing methods are suitable for almost all garments.
Sublimation printing can only be done on polyester or poly/cotton fabric which is usually white or light coloured fabric. We can supply polyester white T-shirts with a cotton layer on the inside for extra comfort or 100% polyester t-shirts/polo’s which are very popular for sportswear at present. The sublimation process allows us to print a full design on to the front and back of the garment in as many colours as you want. The design is printed onto the transfer paper and pressed directly onto the garment. The sublimation process is when the inks turn into a gas when heated which then fuses with the fabric. The ink will only fuse with items which have polymer in them. The image is printed into the fibres rather than laid on top of the fibres like the vinyl or the printed vinyl. This process will be the longest lasting. Sublimation is also used for printing mugs, jigsaws ect.
The better the quality of the image which is to be transferred, the better the image will be. When choosing an image, always choose a good quality image and size.
Didital Screen Transfers
Recent developments in transfer technology have led to the Digital Screen Transfer (DST). This is a technique that allows for short-to-medium runs of full colour transfers that are soft and highly durable. These are ideal for brand logos and promotional wear and feature high detail and vibrant colours.
Digital Screen Transfers are a combination of digital print and screen printing techniques. The end result is a transfers that is detailed, vibrant and full colour yet still soft, durable and highly cost-effective on short to medium runs.
DST is ideal for brand logos and promotional wear that requires a visual impact. Not all designs are suitable for this type of print, however, so make sure you check your design with us for suitability.
To get the best price...the more you buy the cheaper the prints become. Unlike with Screen printing, DST can be done with many colours but with only one screen which keeps the cost down. With DST you get high quality photographic images - superior to screen printing and offset printing, very soft feel and stretch, highly durable, waterbased inks - white, clear and printable adhesives contains no PVC, Phthalates or APEO and they apply to most substrates including, polyester, nylon, jute, laminate, non woven, PU, wood and metal.