The different methods available for us to print your logo/name or information onto any garment.
DTG - Direct To Garment printing.
Works by printing inks onto the garment in a similar way to your office desk jet printer.
It's great for complex T-shirt designs, great for re-creating detailed imagery with a full spectrum of colours and gives extremely clean results. But can only be used on 100% cotton materials.
Thermal Printing (vinyl).
Vinyl transfer printing works by a machine which cuts out a design onto a single-colour sheet of vinyl. The vinyl design is then heat sealed on to the garment using a heat press.
This creates a vibrant, bold finish that will really stand out and is perfect for producing single colour text, simple logos, and numbers.
Thermal printing (Versacamm).
Versacamm transfer printing involves printing a coloured design onto vinyl and cuts around the design, which is then heat pressed on to the garment.
Versacamm printing is suitable for printing high-resolution images such as photos, it creates a sharp and glossy finish.
The benefit of all these processes over embroidery?
1 - On thinner materials, embroidery can cause the material to pucker.
2 - The ability to put complex designs that can't be embroidered onto your clothing.
3- Cost saving on large size images.
4- Great for sports kits to add multiple numbers, names, and letters.
5 - Can be added to waterproof clothing, without dmaging the waterproofing.
Disadvantages of thermal printing compared to embroidery.
1- Must be washed at 40oC and below
2- Cannot be tumble dried.
3 - Lacks an embossed finish.