EMBELLISHMENT GUIDE

We are honoured to take the pain of apparel decisions off your hands and we pride ourselves in choosing the right decoration for the right product.

There are many different ways to embellish your apparel. See below for some of the more popular methods we use. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

SCREEN PRINT
A mesh screen is used to apply ink on top of the fabric. The colors are more vibrant but the garment feels thicker where the design is applied.

 

HEAT TRANSFER
The same as screen print but printed on paper. This way you can store your art and apply via heat press to garments as needed.

 

VINYL PRINT
Digitally printed artwork that is applied via heat press to your garment. This method allows for full colour and fine details.

 

EMBOSS
A raised impression that can have ink or foil applied to it, or it can be left unprinted.

 

DEBOSS
This method leaves a depressed imprint of your design on the material.

 

SOFT TOUCH
The art is infused into the fiber using water based inks. The decoration cannot be felt and remains soft to the touch.

 

EMBROIDERY
The artwork is sewn directly into the fabric. It can be difficult to stitch fine details using this method.

 

EMBROIDERED PATCH
Patches are embroidered onto a substrate of material and then either ironed on or sewn onto the garment.

 

FOIL
Similar to heat transfer, this method uses a heat press to adhere a foil material to the garment.

 

PVC PATCH
These patches are injected with plastic and are waterproof. They will never fade, fray, crack, or peel.

 

APPLIQUE
Fabric patches, often layered, are stitched or ironed on to the garment. The edges are left exposed or decorated with stitching.

 

SUBLIMATED
The inks are fused into the fabric. This provides a long-lasting product and can accommodate 'all over the garment' type designs.