One of the most common decorating methods. Screen printing is carried out by using a mesh screen that allows ink to transfer through it onto a product, like a stencil. Once the mesh screen is laid out on top of the imprint area, the ink is spread across the surface with a squeegee blade which forces the color to fully transfer onto the material through the areas designated by the screen.
Screen printing is the default decorating method used on a huge range of products; it is not limited to apparel. Best presents itself in the best way on smooth surfaces. Screen printing is typically priced per color and per location.
Pad printing works essentially like a stamp. Logo or artwork is made upon a block or stamp which is then pressed into ink and then pressed down onto your product.
A decoration method for custom apparel embroidery is stitched into a fabric with a needle and thread. Many of today’s embroidery machines require a digital image to be programmed into a connected computer and can be stitched multiple thread colors at the same time in accordance with the programmed specifications. The end result is an intricately detailed decoration of superior quality usually used on caps, knit hats, and apparel. In order to turn your logo or artwork into an embroidered apparel decoration, it must first be digitized. This is the process by which an art file is digitally programmed and formatted for a particular embroidery machine. This is also when the number of stitches is required to complete the decoration, also known as the stitch count. Embroidery is an ideal method for duplicating multi-colored logos onto a number of fabrics, but extremely tiny details and text may be difficult.
A highly accurate form of printing, ideal for multiple color imprints, and, in most cases where screen printing would not be possible. Its accuracy and precision are due to the extremely thin layers.
Heat Transfer entails a printer using extreme heat to a press pre-printed graphic directly onto a product. This is another method that is ideal for multiple color imprints. This method works best for synthetic fabrics or blends and is long-lasting.
Debossing creates a 3-dimensional appearance with a dye that is heat pressed into the fabric. The result is a tone-on-tone look that can work well with virtually any color.
Laser Engraving is mainly used on metal products. There is no ink involved. Cuts your logo or artwork directly into the product so the material of the product is what shines through as your logo.