Once the artwork has been cut, we then take away the unwanted vinyl, this process is called weeding and can be very time consuming and delicate if the design has fine detail. This is why Vinyl is only really good for lettering and simple one-colour designs.
Once the weeding has been done we are left with the design on its backing paper. We then transfer that onto the garment, this is done using an industrial heat press. This allows us to apply pressure and a temperature of 160c. Once this has been applied the backing paper is removed.
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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vcex_image width=”300″ overlay_style=”” image_id=”242″ main_notice=”” hover_animation=”shadow”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vcex_image width=”300″ overlay_style=”” image_id=”244″ main_notice=”” hover_animation=”shadow”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vcex_heading text=”Embroidery” style=”bottom-border-w-color”][vc_column_text]We are a large embroidery house with the machine capacity to offer flexibility with orders of any size, from 1 item upwards. We will always use 2 pieces of backing paper behind the logo to ensure the design we are replicating has the best chance of looking as sharp as possible. By doubling the usual 1 sheet of backing paper this enables the needles to have a greater chance of creating a tighter, more detailed and accurate logo. All logos will be sampled and scanned to the client if requested as part of our commitment to ensuring high standards at all times. All of our embroidery staff are experienced and have incredibly high standards, enabling us to maintain our reputation for producing high quality logo’s at all times.
Any type of garment can be embroidered ranging from t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hi-vis and jackets, to caps, beanies, lap top bags and accessories such as sports holdalls, scarves and gloves. Embroidery works well on many fabrics and is ideal for branding most of the products that we supply; which will prove to be tough, resilient and give longevity. Complex and intricate designs are easily replicated and we make sure that the end result is a clear and crisp representation of the logo we have created.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vcex_heading text=”Screen Printing” style=”bottom-border-w-color”][vc_column_text]Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a film is used to expose light sensitive emulation to produce the screen. Then, with the use of a squeegee, ink is moved across the screen to fill the areas of open mesh and hand pulled back across the screen to force the ink through the holes onto the fabric and produce the final print. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens are used to produce a multicolored image or design.
We use screen printing for large quantities and complex designs with fine detail. We use a manual carousel with a capacity to print up to 4 colours. These machines have a capacity to print about 300 t-shirts an hour. These machines are used for large fashion runs, large print on t-shirts and promotional clothing.
Once the screen is set up you don’t have to pay for it again and remember, we only need a minimum of 10 units for a re-order. We use Plastisol which is an oil based ink and the most commonly used ink in screen printing because it is easy to use and durable! This is great for printing bright & opaque colours onto light & dark garments. Screening results in garments that aren’t as soft to the touch as DTG printing as the layer of ink feels heavier.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vcex_image width=”300″ overlay_style=”” image_id=”243″ main_notice=”” hover_animation=”shadow”][/vc_column][/vc_row]