Decorating Methods

embroidery machine

We can Embroider your item (Minimum of 12 pcs)

Embroidery has two steps as well, and can create durable artwork on the item in question. However, it is not suitable for extremely complex, large, or detailed images.

  1. The desired design must be digitized using embroidery software to convert the artwork into a replicable format. The design is then loaded into the embroidery machine and the machine threaded with the correct colours of thread.
  2. The machine then reproduces the image, usually starting working backwards and layering on the coloured thread. Most machines have a maximum of 12 colors and can run up to 8 identical reproductions at once.

The main time investment with embroidery varies depending on the complexity of the design and the size of the batch. Complex designs take longer to digitize and reproduce, while simple, one colour designs can be rushed into production quickly.

Extra charges include the creation of an embroidery digitizing file (DST file).   The file stores stitching information that describes how the software should control the sewing needle. It’s used by a variety of embroidery machines and programs.

silk screen

We can Silk Screen your item (Minimum of 24 pcs)

Screen-printing allows you to create incredibly detailed images in any size you wish. There are two steps to screen-printing: preparation and production.

  1. The desired image is adapted for screen-printing, the different colours separated, and a series of screens made to apply the colour. Once preparation is complete, production can begin.
  2. The item to be printed (often a shirt) is laid flat and held steady. The colored emulsion is pressed through the mesh of the screen, and depending on the colour of the shirt, maybe flash cured before moving on the next colour. After drying, the shirt is ready to wear!

The main time investment for screen-printing comes from the prep-work, not the process itself. The artwork and screen preparation take time, but the actual printing process can be very quick, with runs numbering in the hundreds or even thousands possible in a single day.

Extra charges include the creation of Screens

heat press

We can print and apply a heat transfer (minimum 1 pc)

Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) is the answer to your personalizing projects!  The possibilities are endless when you combine computerized cutting and the consistency of a quality.  HTV is available in hundreds of colours and finishes like glitter, holographic, patterns, printable and more.

Your imagination + Our HTV Materials = Spectacular Designs! 

direct to garment

Direct to Garment (DTG)

DTG is a process of printing on textiles using specialized aqueous ink jet technology. The printer inks are jetted or sprayed onto the textile by the print head. DTG typically requires that the garment be pre-treated with a PTM or Pre-treatment machine allowing for the following:

  • Stronger bond between garment fibers and the pigmented inks
  • Lays down loose fibers to provide for a smoother substrate
  • Chemically reacts with the inks to promote drying and curing

Since this is a digital process, the print is sharper and has a higher resolution, or DPI, than traditional printing methods such as screen printing. However, unlike screen printing, there is no long setup or clean-up process, and DTG has the ability to print just one single shirt.

They work best for printing on natural fibers such as cotton, bamboo, hemp, and linen.