OUR DECORATING STYLES
Screen printing is a technique that uses woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive the desired image. A squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing ink through the mesh openings to the printable materials. Basically, it is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or other material.
Screen printing is a standard on tees, hoodies and some promotional items. For larger runs, screen printing is the way to go.
Direct to garment printing (DTG) is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The two key requirements of a DTG printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) that are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibers.
Think of this as large paper printer, but instead of paper, you load in tee shirts.
This is great for small quantities, small orders with several colors in the design or sample tees.
Embroidery is the decorating fabric or other materials with machined needle and thread. Embroidery is most often used on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread colors.
Embroidery is the staple design technique for polos and headwear.
Dye-sublimation is a print technique which employs a printing process that uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as a fabric or paper. The sublimation name was first applied because the dye was considered to transition between the solid and gas states without going through a liquid stage. This understanding of the process was later shown to be incorrect; since then the process is sometimes known as dye-diffusion, though this has not eliminated the original name. Sublimation works best on 100% polyester.
Our sublimation is done on finished and assembled products like tees and socks. This process lends itself to minor imperfections on seams and near creases.
Glitter and rhinestone are both heat applied decorations. The glitter is precisely cut to the design specifications via a computer operated blade. The rhinestones are individually plotted out using the a rhinestone cam machine on transfer paper.
Both glitter and rhinestone designs are popular for girl items like tees and hoodies.