Pick the Right Process to Customize Your Apparel

Picking the right customization option is important, and we understand that having too many choice can be overwhelming.

You can learn more here about the advantages and considerations of the different application processes we offer — and if you are still not sure which would be best for your design, contact us. We would be happy to help you make the right decision.

Embroidery

embroidery sample

Embroidery is the art of drawing with thread. There are endless choices, though we mostly use polyester, which gives the best quality and the most shine. There are also metallics, matte. wool, fire resistant and even glow in the dark. 

All of our embroidery work is done in-house, from design, digitizing, stitching, and finishing. While the process from digitizing to finishing can take numerous hours to complete, the finished piece is definitely worth the time investment. 

Embroidery is beautiful and adds a great texture and feel to a garment. It shows the world that you take quality seriously and that you value craftsmanship. It is quite durable and holds up the best on jackets, sweatshirts, polos, and woven apparel. Some designs can be done on t-shirts, but those are best as a small size on the front left or right chest.

Digital Printing

Digital Printing is printed either directly onto your apparel or onto transfer sheets that are then heat-pressed onto your apparel — or even other items like glass, wood, canvas, and more.

Digital Printing is not limited by number of colors, so you can have gradients or shades of color without the extra screen charges associated with screen printing.

This application is best for one-of-a-kind, smaller quantity orders or for extremely detailed art with gradient colors. We can print and apply your designs or photographs in-house onto your garment or other materials. 

 

Screen Printing

Screen printing uses inks applied in layers directly to apparel through a template called a screen. This technique has the softest feel as the ink is pushed into the fibers of the fabric. 

Screen Printing is usually limited to 5–7 colors and each color has a screen charge. There is a minimum order and set-up charge with this application, so it's best used for larger quantities and small color counts. We do not screen in-house, but we can set up your artwork and manage your order for you.

 

Foil

Foiling is a multi-step process, done in-house, and can be combined with digital printing or rhinestones to create a beautiful look.

Foils come in many different colors — from rose gold, silver, pink, blue and more — and add shine to your design. They cost a bit more than some of our other applications, but the effects are dramatic. 

 

Rhinestones and Spangles

rhinestones

Rhinestones and Spangles add dramatic sparkle to any garment.

  • Spangles are round shiny circles cut out of a holographic plastic.
  • Rhinestones are faceted or cut stones made from polymer or resin material.

Both are super shiny and sparkly.

You can have a full design made of either one or just accents such as on outline or text layered over a digital print, glitter flake, or combined with embroidery.

We make custom rhinestone templates and do the application in-house.

 

Glitter Flake

glitter

Glitter Flake is a maximum amount of glitter packed into a special vinyl that we cut and press in-house.

Glitter flake can be combined with digital print, rhinestones, spangles, and embroidery to create one of a kind garments.

This is best suited for simpler designs and cuts, and the sheen can be adjusted from super shiny to subtle.

 

HTV Vinyl

HTV Vinyl comes in multitudes of colors and prints from which we will cut out and apply in-house to your selected apparel. It also can be combined with rhinestones, spangles, and foil.

If you have a simple design or text, and only need a one-of-a-kind or small quantity, we may be able to use this process instead of screen or digital printing. 

 

Specialty Materials

If you want to get even more creative with your design, we also offer many different specialty materials, such as brick vinyl, plastisol, metallics, felt, twill, nailheads and more. Contact Us to learn more.

 

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