Have you ever wondered what it takes to decorate a piece of clothing ? Becoming familiar with the various types of decoration techniques will help you next time you order any kind of branded apparel!
5 Hot Decoration Methods For Branded Apparel
In embroidery, a needle and thread are used to stitch your logo onto a shirt or other piece of clothing. This is achieved by converting logos in a digitizing software and using various stitch patterns to create depth, movement and detail. Embroidery has a very high-perceived value and is popular for use on most apparel, bags, hats, luggage, blankets and more!
2. Screen Printing
Screen printing is an imprinting method in which the image is transferred to the fabric. Ink is squeegeed through a stenciled screen stretched over a frame and then cured in a dryer. Not all products can be screen printed due to heat sensitive components in the product.
3. Heat Transfers
In heat transfers, a design is printed on specialty paper and then transferring onto fabric with heat and pressure. All fabrics with a solid surface can be heat sealed as long as you use the correct adhesive for the specific fabric and product being decorated.
Embossing uses a metal-engraved die along with a combination of time and temperature to create a design that will not fade or wash away. An embossed logo is made when the areas surrounding the logo are pressed, creating a puffed or raised look. This method works well on cotton, polyester, leather, pleather, fleece and polar fleece fabrics. It is an extremely upscale look and a fresh alternative to traditional decorating techniques.
5. Laser Etching
Laser etching is a decorating process that burns a pattern into the top layer of fabric, giving it a subtle tone-on-tone appearance. The image the etching creates has an upscale look that is usually the same color but several shades darker than the original fabric’s color. It works well with both big or small logos.
Interested in ordering branded apparel for your business? We offer a wide variety of different pieces, from uniforms to golf attire to baseball caps! After 25 years of business, we have extensive experience in all of the above decoration methods!
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