Garment printing - how it works and what it can do for you.

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.