Decorating Techniques

Stand Out From The Crowd With The Right Decoration

EMBROIDERY

 

embroidered image

Embroidery creates high density decorative stitching using artwork converted into a digital DTS file through a manual process that will take your artwork and convert it into a unique pattern of stitches. This pattern is then run through high-speed, computerized multi-head machines for a consistent, sophisticated look.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Highly durable
  • High perceived value due to sophisticated finish
  • Wide range of effects available based on texture and thread colour
  • Polos
  • Softshells and technical outerwear
  • Athletics
  • Corporate casual
  • Bags

 

SCREEN PRINTING

 

Screen Printing

Screen printing converts high resolution artwork to individual files for each colour also known as separation. That separation image is burned onto a film which is loaded onto a press. Ink is pumped into the mesh openings to create a beautiful finished product.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Great for large quantity runs at a low cost with high impact
  • Able to accommodate large range of options
  • Tees
  • Polos
  • Softshells and lightweight shells
  • Athletics
  • Bags

 

DIGITAL HEAT TRANSFER

 

Digital Heat Transfer

Digital heat transfer does not require inks or screens and instead using a multi colour printer print your logo on a vinyl media. These are laminated and applied to the fabric using specific time, temperature and heat settings on a controlled machine.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Clean finish
  • Quick application with high detail
  • Highly durable
  • Tees
  • Polos
  • Softshells and technical outerwear
  • Athletics and performance apparel
  • Waterproof fabrics

 

RAISED SILICONE HEAT TRANSFER

 

RAISED SILICONE HEAT TRANSFER

Raised silicone heat transfer creates a die-cut mold of your artwork resulting in a raised, silicone, 3D durable image with high definition.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Premium finish
  • Durable
  • 3D effect
  • Polos
  • Softshells and technical outerwear
  • Lightweight shells
  • Headwear

 

TACKLE TWILL

 

TACKLE TWILL

Tackle twill involves cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another using nylon twill. A "patch" is created of the number or letter to be applied and is sewn onto the garment.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Clean finish
  • Bold look
  • Lower stitch count
  • Softshells and technical outerwear
  • Athletics and performance apparel
  • Collegiate

 

LASER ETCHING

 

LASER ETCHING

Laser etching is an advanced tone on tone technique which is produced burning a top layer of the fabric to produce an etched contrast design. This is only done to the uppermost layer of the fabric and therefore the integrity of the fabric is not compromised.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Precise & intricate details
  • Can be applied over seams, zippers, etc.
  • Highly durable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Polos
  • Softshells and lightweight shells
  • Athletics 
  • Fleece

 

EMBOSSING & DEBOSSING

 

 EMBOSSING & DEBOSSING

Embossing & Debossing involves the creation of a dye from your logo which is impressed or depressed onto the garment or product using pressure control and high heat. The material takes the form of the dye, creating a permanent, premium tone on tone logo. The resulting logo looks and feels 3D.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Premium look
  • Environmentally friendly
  • High detail
  • Wide range of applications
  • Polos
  • Softshells and lightweight shells
  • Athletics 
  • Fleece
  • Leather

 

APPLIQUE

 

 APPLIQUE

Appliqué stitches varying fabric patches onto a foundation fabric with decorative finished edges.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Premium, textured effect
  • Multiple fabric options
  • Durable
  • Athletics 
  • Fleece
  • Softshells and technical outerwear
  • Bags

 

CHENILLE

 

CHENILLE

Chenille is a woven fabric that purposefully piles the threads creating a soft, fuzzy textured finish.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • Soft, pleasant finish
  • Extremely Durable
  • Iridescent
  • Outerwear
  • Athletics 
  • Blouses
  • Blankets

 

PRIVATE LABEL

 

 PRIVATE LABEL

Private label allows for brand creation without having to design a product from scratch. Customized labels are added to the garment.

 

Advantages: Recommended Applications:
  • High perceived value
  • Can be used on wide range of products
  • Establish unique brand
  • Tees
  • Polos
  • Hoodies
  • Headwear
  • Athletics