There are many options to decorate a garment but the three most frequently used are heat transfer, screen printing and embroidery. Each has its own advantages, which will be dependent on your use, quantity and cost. The page below gives an overview of one of the processes – viewing all three will help narrow your decision. Please contact us with the specifics of what you need we will make an informed recommendation for the best and most cost effective option.
Using transfer paper and heat, your decoration is applied directly onto a garment. This technique provides rapid turnaround and is best for smooth, non-heat-sensitive fabrics. Heat sealing is the most affordable option, best used for cotton and cotton blend merchandise, and far and away the best for smaller jobs. There is no limit to colors and in fact a photograph can be reproduced on a garment using teat transfer.
Most Popular Uses
Not Suitable For: Fleece, nylon, hats, knit fabrics
- Can use a photo
- No color limits
- Fast turn around
- Low quantities
- Limited garment options
- Not for large orders
- Not as long lasting as screenprinting
For Best Results
- A high-quality image file is essential to ensure the best outcome. Low-resolution files, such as files pulled off the internet WILL NOT WORK.
- Vector art created in Adobe Illustrator is preferred. Convert all type to Outlines to eliminate font compatibility issues.
- Preferred file formats are EPS, AI, PDF — if not available, high resolution JPG or TIF files.