Which Printing Type is Best for You?

Direct-to-Garment

The Direct-to-Garment printing method sprays aqueous textile ink onto the garment. The ink then soaks into the fibers of the garment.

The main advantage of DTG is that it’s easy to print one-offs because there is almost no set up time.

Bulk orders are still available for DTG print.

Embroidery

Embroidery is a fully automated process where the machines read a digitized pattern from a file and reproduce the pattern. Digitizing is a process whereby your artwork is converted into digital data by plotting the points of the design. Some custom logos will have to be simplified to achieve the best embroidery results for your custom clothing.

The cost of embroidery varies based on the number of stitches in a logo. The larger and more detailed the logo, the higher the stitch count will be.

Heat Transfer

Heat transfer vinyl is a special material that is used to decorate or personalize t-shirts, garments and other fabric items. HTV contains a heat-activated adhesive backing which allows the vinyl to permanently transfer to your garment when heat is pressed with sufficient time, temperature and pressure.

Heat transfer vinyl can be used to create special effects with glitter, flock, holographic, glow-in-the-dark, and 3D puff options. 

Sublimation

A design is printed onto special paper. The inks that are used turn into gas when brought under heat, then combine with the fabric and permanently print onto the fabric. The effects are permanent and less prone to fading, as the ink is embedded in the fabric or substrate rather than simply laying on top like a normal print.

The heat opens up the pores of the fabric, then with the applied pressure the ink cools and returns to a solid form.

The result is a permanent, full colour image that won’t crack, peel or wash away from the substrate.

Screen Printing

In screen printing, your custom design is exposed onto a mesh screen, washed, set up on our press, and then using a squeegee-type blade, the ink is passed through the screen onto the shirt. The ink is then dry cured through a conveyer dryer which raises the temperature of the ink to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

The cost of screen printing varies by quantity and the number of colours in your design. One colour is printed at a time, so each time a colour is added to the design, a new screen needs to be made.

Large Format Printing

 Whether you’re looking to produce banners, décor, or vehicle wraps, wide-format printing provides the ideal solution to all your large-scale print marketing needs.

It’s only in the last few years that large format printing has started to take off as a cost-effective print marketing solution. 

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