We have an extensive range of clothing and headwear, primed and ready for your specific corporate branding and personalisation requirements. Brands such as Slazenger, Biz Collection, US Basic, Canterbury, Nike, Adidas, Cutter & Buck, Gary Player Collection, Barron, Wizard, Pro-Activewear to name but a few. We offer the following branding on clothing and headwear; Embroidery, Screen Printing, Digital Heat Transfers and Sublimation.
Pantone Colour references are used for printing and embroidery colours are Isotone or matched to pantones. You must inform us of what colours to use when printing. Artwork (logos) need to be sent to us in high-resolution .jpg, or .pdf created in a graphic programme such as CorelDraw or FreeHand, or as a CorelDraw or Freehand file with text converted to curves.
Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread. This branding process gives a permanent and upmarket branding on the product. Embroidery is used for textiles, caps and bags. The price for embroidery depends on the number of stiches and the size of the logo. Fully covered areas or the use of gold or silver thread is more expensive. If a large area is needed to be filled, applique can be used. This is where a piece of coloured fabric is used instead of embroidery and the edges are embroidered.
Screen-printing can be used only on flat surfaces. It is possible to print one or more colours on most articles. The design is placed on the gauze in the screen print frame. The gauze has a light sensitive layer. A film of the design is placed on the gauze and the entire surface is exposed to UV light. The printing ink is pressed through the gauze to the article enabling the image to be printed on. Screen-printing is used primarily on cloth and nylon products such as umbrellas, caps, bags and clothing. Some paper or plastic notebooks also take a screen print. A quick and widespread solution to print logos and advertising messages and is ideal for the larger message. Lacoste fabric is not good for screen-printing as smaller images break up when printing over the honeycomb.
Digital Heat Transfer
With the use of a plotter the logo is printed digitally on adhesive plastic which at the same time is cut by digital control. Once the transfer is cut according to the desired shape it is transferred with a heat press. Not all logos shapes can suit through this process as non-basic shapes add too much complexity to an industrial orientated process. Digital transfers are made in a high resolution full colour imprint. This is a cost effective system to print full colour images on short run textile orders.
Sublimation printing is done by a digital full-colour printer which is fitted with special sublimation inks. The logo is printed onto a special transfer paper and cut automatically to the correct shape. The logo is placed onto the product and heat is applied. The heat causes the inks to migrate from the paper onto the product.
Due to the fact that it is a digital print, the logo can be as colourful and intricate as required. Since the ink migrates onto the product, sublimation doesn’t change the flexibility characteristics of the product in the same manner that a heat transfer will.
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