Screen Printing

This method of printing uses a technique where a mesh screen is used to transfer ink
onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil.

Screen printing is good for high volume production of 10+ garments.

If choosing the screen printing method for your garments please consider the following:

– Custom frames need to be made for your design and incur a standard set up fee of $50.

– Supply artwork in the following format if possible: vector (.pdf, .eps,.cdr, ai), alternatively we can modify the artwork ready for printing (additional charges apply)

– Placement of the artwork on the garment (front, back, sleeves)

– Colour mode to be in CMYK not RGB

– We also have a screen printer that makes screens on the spot, but please enquire for your artwork size required. Custom frame set up costs may not incur for this method. 300 dpi works the best for this printing system as the image is printed directly to the screen. The benefit is, within 3 minutes we can start printing using less equipment and solvents making quotes cheaper with a quicker turn around on your items.

DTG

Direct to Garment

It is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized inkjet technology. The inks are directly applied to the garment and absorbed by the fibers.

This process is best to use for complicated ( various colours and tones) artwork used or for small to medium volume prints i.e. 10-20 garments or under.

DTG works very well on black and coloured shirts, as well as white shirts, with the addition of the DTG machine laying down a white base first then printing the artwork on top of that giving  brillant colours and popping whites.

DTG is restricted to printing on cotton shirts only,as the ink for the DTG’s are not formulated for other materials.

When thinking of using DTG for your project please consider
– Supply artwork in one of the following formats if possible:
(prefer,png .eps, .pdf, .ai, .cdr, .jpg, .tiff : 300DPI (at size or larger)

– Artwork can be modified to suit printing ( additional charges apply )

Sublimation

Dye-sublimation printing is a digital printing technology using full color artwork that works
with polyester and polymer-coated substrates. Also referred to as digital sublimation, the process is commonly used for decorating apparel. 100% white polyester works best. It can be applied to a 50/50% cotton-po lyester shirt, but this does not provide the best results. The ink is actually printed within the material so there is no surface texture or feel. We do not do full shirt sublimation on site, this will be out sourced. Our maximum size per picture is A3 in size.

When thinking of using sublimation for your project please consider:
– Supply artwork in one of the following formats if possible:

(prefer, .eps, .pdf, .ai, .cdr, .jpg,png ,tiff : 300DPI (at size or larger)

– Artwork can be modified to suit printing ( additional charges apply )

– Colour mode to be in CMYK not RGB

Vinyl/ Print Vinyl

Vinyl  is generally limited to simple text and designs. A single-colour print is the norm but we can overlay different colours of vinyl to produce some clever effects. The artwork is required in a vector format which is produced in a software package such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw; this artwork format produces the design in lines as opposed to pixels as in a jpeg image.
Vinyl comes in many different formats, such as metallic, fluorescent, flock and reflective colours. It can be as durable as screen printing – it can be washed up to 60c without any colour loss, so can be a good option for work clothing that needs hot washes. Some Vinyl is designed to stretch so is a great option for sports clothing including leggings. Vinyl gives a smooth even finish with crisp edges, but can look like it has been stuck on compared to
screen printing which absorbs into the fabric.

Print Vinyl however opens up another way to use vinyl be means of printing your artwork on the vinyl similar to the way a DTG would and then that can be cut out and applied to the garment.

Both methods can be used on all fabric types

 

Embroidery

the Embroidery process is where the embroidery machine is used to create patterns on textiles. It is used commercially in product branding, corporate advertising, and uniform adornment. Embroidery can be used in conjunction with screen printing and/or DTG process.

If you have decided to use Embroidery for your garment decoration please consider:
– Size of the image within the following ranges: 120mm x 120mm, 150mm x 150mm,
300mm x 300mm. For any other sizes please contact us to discuss.
– Supply artwork in one of the following formats if possible: .emb, dst.pdf (artwork that needs to be modified to suite the required format will include extra charges)

Garment Selection

When choosing the right garment for your project it shouldn’t be a nightmare.
You can supply your own wear and let us do the printing or we can get the right wear for you.
All you have to do is tell us what you need:
– T-shirt, polo shirt, jumpers, outerwear, pants etc
– Colour, size and the quantity

Cannot find or see what your looking for?

Then let us know what you need and we will get it for you.

Alternatively talk to us and we will be able to do the research for you and give you specific suggestions to match your needs.