When it comes to the decorating of apparel, embroidery can be considered the alpha when stacked up against its counterparts -screen print and digital print. A fully formed practice for a long time, embroidery is used to decorate polos, caps, bags, luggage, and much more. When talking custom embroidery for decorated apparel, its important to understand the options available to you, as well as the process involved.
When estimating the number of screens needed to produce a custom screen printed order, designers and brokers alike are often unsure whether or not their design will need a preliminary white under base for the best print. The print colors in the design plays a part, but generally it’s the shirt color that determines whether or not an under base is needed.
Promotional clothing is a popular branding tool that can be used successfully with any business. Done correctly, this type of clothing will drastically change the way others see your business.
Pantone® colors are invaluable tools in most graphics related fields. However, when it comes to screen printing on dark t-shirts and other textiles, some Pantone® colors don’t print precisely like the chip or fan book. The following is a list of 5 colors to avoid if at all possible because you may not get what you expect.
Commonly worn by tennis and golf players, the polo shirt can be portrayed synonymous with that of a sporty chic look. So when considering the purchase of embroidered polo shirts for an organization, think about who will be wearing the shirt, what environment it will be worn in, and the brand-identity you’re trying to establish.
Pantone colors are the universal language for communicating specific colors right down to the shade. This language overcomes distances and computer monitors with different calibrations. If both parties involved in a project are looking at a Pantone book, referencing the exact number, both parties can rest assured that they are on the same page.
Custom apparel is used in numerous industries for various applications including uniforms for baseball teams, retail apparel for restaurant promotion, giveaways for product launches and this barely scratches the surface. The fabric or garment type selected to embellish as custom apparel often depends on the function of the apparel piece.
Few aspects of my job as a Sharprint Sales Insider are as disheartening as having to utter any statement that contains the words "we can't." It goes against the entire credo of this super-positive team of go-getters. However, when it comes to direct to garment printing, one limitation lingers every day -- the garment options for digital printing.
Unless you have been on a screen printing shop tour or had the opportunity to print t-shirts firsthand, you may not know just how an idea actually becomes a screen printed t-shirt. In fact, even if you have been on a shop tour, without experiencing the process from start to finish with the same design, the steps may be a little unclear. In this blog, we’ll go over each step in detail and wrap it all up with a short video so you can see the process in action.
The best way to preview a new logo or design as embroidery is to see an actual sewn example. If you closely compare your sew out sample to a garment from the completed production run, it’s likely you will find some variance. If the same digitized file is used for both the sew out and the production, how is this possible?
Digital printing t-shirts, a new type of t-shirt printing that offers an alternative to the traditional screen printing method, is a surefire way to create custom designed t-shirts that represent your business in the best way possible. Even better, digital printing t-shirts will ensure that your custom designed t-shirts are produced efficiently both in terms of time and money.