Types of Garment Decoration

There are many ways to have your design transferred!

We’ve tried to cover the main types here!

 

Vinyl Transfer

Perfect for t-shirts, sports shirts, sweatshirts, hiviz garments, caps, bags etc. Vinyl transfer in conjunction with a CAD plotter allows letters and simple logos to be cut to shape.

They are then applied to garments using a heat press. With excellent opacity and elasticity, this range of materials are ideal for sports and leisure wear decoration.

It can be layered for more than one colour in the design simply by cutting multiple parts of the image at different times using alternate vinyl.

Direct to Garment  (DTG)

Direct to Garment (DTG) T-Shirt printing or digital T-Shirt printing is the process of printing full-colour images onto garments. DTG can be used on light or dark colored garments. Using the latest printing technology and top quality DTG machines, we at Garment Printing can print full-colour images onto a wide range of T-Shirts, polo shirts, hoodies and other clothing.

There are no set-up fees and no minimum order.

 

Screen Printing

Screen printing is best suited for quantities of 20+ garments.  A technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil.

A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.

 

Embroidery

Embroidery is the process by which a design is sewn onto a garment using a computerised embroidery machine. The process gives a highly professional long lasting appearance and is suitable for text or logos. We use modern industrial embroidery machines which give a professional finish.

In order to produce an embroidered logo we have to manually redraw the logo in a format which can be read by an embroidery machine. This conversion process is known as digitisation. Plain text in simple fonts is easier and therefore cheaper to convert than embroidered logos.

 

There are other methods and variations of the above. If you get in touch we can