Fully Sublimated Print
Digital printing is the ideal printing technique for complex and colorful designs which have the likes of gradients. The print is sprayed directly onto transferrable sheet that is then heat transferred onto the pre cut sections of the garment. These sections are then taken to "make-up" to be sewn together to complete the process. Fully sublimated print works well with large complex designs and is a quicker process than screen print. This printing technique is optimal for a "complete" look. There is no limit to the amount of colours that can be used.
Screen printing is a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by a fill blade or squeegee and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. It is also known as silkscreen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design. A maxiumum of 6 colours is offered for light coloured garments such as white and grey. For dark coloured garments a maximum of 5 colours is allowed as a white base is required for the colours to appear correctly. For this process a minimum order of 12 is required.
Single Colour Print
A process of using a single colour for your design. This can be used for both Fully Sublimated and Screen print.
A process of using more than one colour for your design. This can be used for both Fully Sublimated and Screen print.
Flock is a printing technique where the design is cut from a colored foil and then pressed onto the shirt under high heat. Flock printing features: A flock print has a velvety, fuzzy surface. The foil (0.5 mm) is somewhat thicker than flex, which causes the design to appear slightly elevated from the apparel and results in the plush feel. The colors have a soft glow to them.
Flex is a printing technique where the design is cut from a colored foil and then pressed onto the shirt under high heat. Some flex printing features are: The printed colors have a slight shine to them and contrast extremely well with fabric. Tests have shown that the form and color of the flex print barely change after 100 washes. It is made of a flexible and resilient material - even thin lines do not break.
Crest and Text can be embroidered onto fabric gives the design an almost 3 Dimensional appearance as the design is slightly raised up from the surface. Embroidery can go up to 12 colours with great detail using three different types of thread: Rayon, Metallic and Matte.
The Woven badge is a process that results in a detailed, high quality, textured element to your garment. Its a process that is more suited to larger orders owing to speed and style of production. Woven badges can have up to 15 colours and they are generally bound around the edges with Over-Locking, which is there as both a decorative feature and also to prevent the badges from fraying. If you require your badges to be an unconventional shape with sharp or protruding edges the badges can also be laser cut.
Kiss-Cut Appliqué is a technique in which fabric is laser cut first out of poly-mirco or fleece fabric, it is then layered on a foundation fabric, then stitched in place by machine with the raw edges turned under or covered with decorative stitching. Kiss-Cut Appliqué can have up to 10 colours.
Appliqué from the French meaning "to put on" is a technique in which stitch fabric patches are layered on a foundation fabric, then stitched in place by machine with the raw edges turned under or covered with decorative stitching.. Appliqué can have up to 10 colours.