Embroidery, Screenprinting & Sublimation
noun - the art or pastime of embroidering cloth
verb - force ink on to (a surface) through a prepared screen of fine material so as to create a picture or pattern
A technique that uses heat sensitive inks to print onto plastics, card, paper or fabric to achieve a detail that could notherwise be achieved
If you need to get your business noticed, we can recommend the right treatment for the best result.
Adding Embroidery to a garment achieves a depth and dimension not available elsewhere as the different colour threads can make your logo shine. Any fabric that is sturdy can be embroidered meaning most work wear is perfect for your embroidered logo including polo shirts, work shirts, jackets and work pants. Your design is converted by a digitiser and computerised embroidery machines stitch directly onto your work wear. We can place a logo on the chest, sleeve and even across the back of shirts.
How will your logo look once embroidered?
Embroidery is made using thread and stitched with needles. Logos designed for business cards, letterhead and the web often contain a lot of detail, or very small text, so can present some limitations with regard to the size and detail that is achievable.
The biggest challenge in embroidery is lettering. Because of thread thickness and needle size, letters shouldn't be smaller than 6mm in height. Many printed logos contain small text. Logos with excessive detail often need to be simplified to achieve a consistent, reliable quality. We alway create a proof to show you exactly how your logo will look once embroidered. The human eyes can differentiate around 7 million colors. We'll do our best to color match as close as possible your design from the embroidery colors available. If you require changes or revisions, no problem, we will be happy to make adjustments until you are completely satisfied with the finished product.
Screen printing is a process where inks are squeezed through a mesh screen directly onto a garment. Once printed each garment travels through a tunnel dryer to permanently cures or set the ink.
Screen Printing is best suited to larger designs and becomes more economical than embroidering for larger orders. Thin fabrics often don’t embroider well and can lead to puckering but this is not an issue with screen-printing. A screen is used for each colour, so, setup costs involving multiple colours will cost more than a single print design.
Digital Printing (better known as Sublimation) is the direct printing onto paper, card or fabric with heat sensitive inks. Large format ink-jet printers can transfer complex designs onto fabrics which are then stitched to create the garment. A good example of sublimation is sports clothing with designs that are completely printed. The easy way to identify a sublimated product in to turn it inside-out, if it's white on the inside but coloured on the outside, it's probably sublimated. For smaller jobs, a heat press transfer is still an option.
What does it cost and how long will it take to complete my order?
Once your design has been approved, the turnaround time will largely depend on what other orders are already being completed. Although some of the process has been partly automated, garments are still individually loaded and unloaded by an operator.
Contact us and discuss your ideas, we can quote and provide an estimate for delivery of your finished design.