Design and Embroidery Process
Stage 1: Artwork Creation
If you would like your logo or artwork to be produced by us, we offer a full design service. A design will be sent to you by e-mail for your approval. This cost of the service will depend upon the work involved to produce the logo but an approximate guide is from £35-50. This is a one off cost. You can also send your artwork to us by e-mail, most formats can be used.
Stage 2: Skilled Digitising
The artwork is then carefully digitised using high quality specialist software to recreate the design specifically for embroidery purposes. Stitch direction, size and colours are indicated in minute detail.
Stage 3: Sample Testing
Finally your finished embroidery design is saved onto disk for a sample to be run out onto fabric. We choose a fabric as close as possible to your specified garment, so we can check carefully how the design will potentially run in production. This sample is then checked against the original artwork. Nearest available fabric and thread colours are used where possible.
Stage 4: Payment. (Garment Orders)
Payment is due by cheque, credit/debit card or cash prior to the dispatch of the goods. The Goods are sent on a next day carrier as soon as the payment is received. For orders below £300 postage & packing is £7.95.
Stage 5: Dispatch
Orders are dispatched within 7-10 working from your sample approval and payment.
Heat Transfer Process
Whether it is to be one colour or full colour, it needs to last. Heat Transfer process is the simple answer which has become the standard for quick, high definition, high quality printed materials.
What does a heat press do?
A heat press is the machine that presses a transfer onto an imprintable material. Using high temperatures and heavy pressures for a certain amount of time, the transfer is permanently embedded into the product.
What items can be heat pressed?
The following are just some of the items that can be heat pressed it is by not means comprehensive. The list by no means ends here.
T-Shirts, Caps, Ceramic Plates, Ceramic Tiles, Mugs, Mouse Pads, Paper Memo Cubes, Tote Bags, Jigsaw Puzzles, Lettering, Numbers, Crystals, Wood / Metals Other Fabrics & Materials
Other types of transfers include embroidered appliques, die cut lettering, and flock transfers. Embroidered appliques usually come as an embroidered patch with heat activated adhesive on the underside. Die cut lettering is a vinyl or other type of material that is pre-cut in various numbers, letters, and custom shapes. This is commonly how sports apparel is imprinted with names & numbers.
Screen-printing is used primarily for large orders, as the printing process is more cost effective for producing multiple designs.
It is called screen-printing because each colour is laid down separately using a different screen of ink for each colour being used. Therefore, the less colours, the less steps and less costs involved in printing the design.
Please do not hesitate to call us with any enquiry, we understand that much of this printing technology can be confusing to customer and we are always willing to advise you of the various possibilities.