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    May 14, 2019 9:18:00 AM CDT

    The 3 Main Types Of Specialty Embroidery Stitches

    satin stitchWhen adding embroidery elements to your garment, you can expect to see a professional and sleek outcome that reflects your personal or business brand. Embroidered garments give the opportunity to showcase your organization and members with style. In order for this to be possible, decorator companies use three distinct specialty embroidery stitches to create the beautiful custom embroidered garments you see. Each stitch creates a different embroidered look on the fabric.

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    May 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM CDT

    20 Fabrics That Can Be Used For Custom Apparel Decoration

    Basic Apparel Fabric Types for Decoration resized 600There’s a wide variety of apparel fabrics available for decoration. Screen printembroidery, and direct to garment are all common types of decoration for promotional and retail garments. This article covers the basics without getting into the nuances of eco-friendly and sustainable apparel options.

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    May 6, 2019 1:01:00 PM CDT

    5 Benefits Screen Printing Companies Can Offer

    screen printing service companiesSelecting a screen printing service company can be a difficult task, but making sure you do your homework can ensure you will work with a quality printer when preparing for your next project. Partnering with a good screen printing service offers a number of benefits, many of which will benefit practically any business. Read on to learn about five top benefits that established screen printing service companies have to offer.

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    April 29, 2019 12:10:00 PM CDT

    7 Things To Consider When All-Over T-shirt Printing For Your Customer


    The process of screen-printing shirts has really come a long way. Instead of just choosing a central image for your shirt, you can use a variety of images or patterns when using an all-over printing design. There are many possibilities available to you with when printing your next all-over t-shirt, but there are some things to keep in mind when you’re designing and ordering your shirt.

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    October 30, 2018 2:01:21 PM CDT

    9 Tips Your Apparel Decorator Needs You To Know

    9 Tips Your Apparel Decorator Needs You To Know

    Below are 9 quick tips that Sharprint’s Customer Service Team has put together that will help ensure your next apparel order runs smoothly and is delivered on time.

    1. Know ALL The Details Before Requesting A Quote

    It’s important that Sharprint has ALL the details regarding the nature of an order so we can provide accurate pricing and estimated lead time. *Note: Quotes are subject to change upon receipt of final art & order. Click here to ‘Request a Quote’.

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    November 16, 2017 4:25:13 PM CST

    Same Design. Different Garments. What You Need To Know.

    animation-4.gifAs an artist for a contract screen printing company I find that many clients want to have various pieces printed with the same design within the same order.

    Although its great to be able to have your logo on all types of things, printing the same design on various garments and accessories may not be as straight forward as you think. 

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    November 7, 2017 4:32:23 PM CST

    Foil Application: How It Actually Works.




    How it Works

    Foil is a post-printing application, which can be applied on a press for certain affects. The means the design is printed first and a sheet of metallic foil is heat pressed during the second step. When the sheet is removed, foil adheres to any area printed in standard plastisol ink or a specially formulated foil adhesive clear ink. 

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    September 1, 2017 1:42:00 PM CDT

    What You Need To Know About Embroidery Threads


    Basic Thread Types

    There are two main thread types used for embroidery. They are rayon and polyester. Each type of thread has it’s advantages and is selected based on the logo or design and type of fabric to be sewn.

    Rayon thread is shiny and smooth. It has a soft finish and is best for more delicate or high end clothing including corporate apparel, polos, and garments intended for retail sale.

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    August 1, 2017 2:44:20 PM CDT

    What You Need To Know About Screen Printing On Tri-Blend Shirts


    Tri-blend t-shirts are one of the most popular options for apparel printing. Tri-blend t-shirts are made up of three materials—cotton, polyester, and rayon, and look great when decorated. The fabric is super-soft and comfortable, making tri-blends a popular choice. But although they’re a great option for wearing, there are some challenges screen printing on them. Here are some things to consider when sending tri-blend orders to your decorator.

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    April 13, 2017 2:05:16 PM CDT

    Printing Pantone Colors On White Underlays

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    When you say red, you could mean any number of a gazillion shades. When you say red 485c, you mean one very specifc shade. Pantone® colors are used to select and accurately communicate color in a variety of industries. Every good screen print company uses an ink mixing system that corresponds with the Pantone® Matching System. However, despite the exact nature of Pantone® colors, what you see is not always what you will get when it comes to textile screen printing.

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    March 9, 2017 4:48:12 PM CST

    Things To Know About Fabrics For Direct To Garment Printing



    Inks Are Your Friend...And Fabrics Are Your Best Friend

    The inks used in direct-to-garment printing are water-based inks and act like any liquid when it comes to application on fabric. Any garments that have a Teflon or stain resistant coating will repel the inks used for digital printing in the same way they are designed to repel coffee, cranberry juice, or any other liquid. Many aprons, tablecloths, and work uniforms, such as in the mechanic or food service industry, are not suited for direct-to-garment printing.

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