A guide to selecting the best decorating method for your design. FIRST know the limitations of embroidery by understanding the level of detail in your design, and SECOND know the type of garment you are decorating. These will determine the best method of decoration for your design: direct embroidery, embroidered patch, or woven patch. 1. [...]
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Let's talk about custom size tag options for your custom printed apparel projects projects, there are several ways to apply size/care labels and I'll do my best to cover them all here. The different application systems are dictated by garment material, cost and quantity. In all cases size tags are far more affordable if you [...]
Alright let's cover the basics of contract graphic design. Maybe the best way to tackle this subject is to split the type of graphic design projects into two separate categories. The first we call "graphic mastering", this is where we take your art and get it into a suitable file condition for screen-printing, embroidery and [...]
Who is it for? Think about the end user and what they’ll be doing with the garment. Doing a little customer profiling can go a long way towards making your project a success. Is the demographic mostly Male or Female? Or, a mixture of both. If it is a mixture you may want to consider [...]
Alright, let's talk minimums. Minimum is the smallest number of items we will produce per design. The other term that you'll need to be familiar with is set-up. Set-up defines the conditions that go into getting the project ready for production. For example, this may include making stencils, mixing inks for screen-printing, digitizing art and/or choosing [...]
Let's take a second to dig into sublimation printing, also know as dye-sub. Sublimation uses heat and pressure to transfer an image from a printed sheet onto a fabric sub-straight. Because sublimation printing is only compatible with 100% polyester garments you'll find it more commonly used in athletic applications like soccer jerseys, road bike [...]
Alright let's take a look at Simulated Process and CMYK screen-printing methods. To fully understand what they are and why they are so commonly used you must first understand that screen-printing has two major limitations when it comes to full color renderings. First let's just say that screen-printing is limited to 7-8 colors, our largest [...]
Welcome to embroidery basics where we'll take a second to look at the sewout process from start to finish. First thing to take into consideration is the resolution limitations of embroidery. The smallest stitch is about 2 - 3 millimeters across or roughly the thickness of a penny and the longest stitch is about 7 [...]
We know that the screen printing process can be hard to understand so we wanted to take a second and go over the key factors involved. All projects start at the art and garment, we need to discern what process would be ideal to render the screen stencils and to what material the print will be [...]