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Printing

Screen printing

Traditional screen printing is the best technique for vibrant, crisp colours, and it generally achieves better quality and finer detail than other processes. Screen printed clothing can be washed at 40 degrees with no complications.  Screen printing is a printing technique used to push ink through a mesh screen onto textiles and each colour in your design requires a different screen.  Garments are then printed on an automated press which is capable of incredibly precise, repeatable printing on 1,000’s of garments per day using the same screens.

Sublimation printing

Sublimation printing is the process of putting your own designs onto a special, transferrable transfer paper which is then heat-pressed over the top of the garment (used on 100% polyester materials ) to transfer the design onto the garment. This printing technique allows for full-colour designs to be printed very quickly and it’s also a fantastic option for sports clothing due to its soft finish.

Direct to garment printing

Direct to garment (DTG) printing is a process that allows for full colour images to be printed directly onto garments with no screen making or digitisation requirements - ideal for smaller orders.

DTG to garment printing is ultra-high resolution, up to 1200dpi for full colour saturation (photo quality designs), which are perfectly crisp and clear.  The print will show exactly as you see on screen with no interpretation of the design, what you see on screen is what you get.

The DTG printer prints in CMYK, however, on coloured garments a white base coats is printed first so that the colour shows crisp and true, then one pass for the design in CMYK. The print is long lasting and endures normal repeat washing at 40 °C.

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