There are 3 ways to customize apparel: screen printing, embroidery, and direct print to garment, and we can help you with all of them. We also carry a wide selection of name brand clothing options, in a variety of styles, colours, and sizes.
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Wheather you’ve got an important in-person client meeting (socially distanced of course!), an online zoom call, are heading out for a round of golf to talk requirements gathering, or just want to go down to Costco and Staples to grab some office supplies, you want to make sure you look your very best.
Doesn’t matter if you want your apparel branded or unbranded, we have access to all the major clothing lines as well as some hidden gems. Look to us for all of your clothing needs!
Perfect for polo shirts, jackets, and personalizing your look.
Embroidery is the process of taking your design, converting the file to a very specific file format, and then stitching that design onto your item.
It lasts the longest, is very professional looking, and you never have to worry about the colours fading or wearing off.
How many colours are in your design, is pretty much irrelevant with embroidery. You can have 2, 3, 4, 5 or even more colours for the same price.
Size Matters Most
Pricing is based on the total number of stitches, or “thread count”. The larger the design, the longer the machinery runs and the more stitches are needed. A typcial front left chest logo is usually less than 10,000 stitches, but a full back can easily top 500,000 stitches or more.
Most people will embroider their work shirts, polos, caps, toques, and jackets, but most fabrics that you can sew on will take embroidery if we can fit it properly into the “hoop”.
There is a one time fee to have your artwork professionally digitized. Once we have your file ready to go, we can re-use that digitized file over and over again on subsequent orders, presuming you want the same size. If we have to resize your artwork (make it bigger or smaller), a new file is required because the thread count will be different.
A great solution for tshirts and everyday wear.
Screen printing is the process of separating your artwork into each individual colour, creating a screen that is specific to that colour, and then applying ink through the screen onto the fabric one colour at a time.
It’s the tride and true way to promote your brand, team, or event in the most economical way.
Colour Matters Most
It’s pretty much the opposite of embroidery, with screen printing the number of colours in your design affects the number of screens we need, and the number of times we have to run your garment through production. Having 1, 2 or maybe 3 colours is usually the way most people go.
Size Doesn’t Matter
Wheather you’re looking to do a front left chest, or a full front or back design, the cost doesn’t change based on artwork size, because the size of screens we use for production (and laying the ink) don’t change.
Screen printing is most common on tshirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, pull-overs, and zip jackets, but can also be used on tote bags, and other promotional products.
Number of Locations
Let’s say you want do screen tshirt with a full front, something on the back, and on a sleeve. Let’s also say, the front has 2 colours, the back has 3 colours, and the sleeve has 1 colour. In order to complete your project, we would need 6 screens in total to complete the overall design. Having more locations, multiplies the number of screens requred by the number of colours in each location design.
Direct Print To Garment
An excellent option for very small, full colour options.
DPG is a lot like printing at home – take a tshirt, stick it inside a printer, and print your image directly on the shirt.
If you’ve got a photograph you want on a tshirt, or are looking for multipe shirts that all have different designs, direct print to garment is the perfect solution.
Because we’re “printing” onto the shirt just like a regular printer, using CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) or RGB (Red, Green, Blue) inks, you can have an infinite number of colours in your design.
Most DPG processes are limited with artwork size. Normally you’re limited to no bigger than an an 8″ x 8″ square, or an otherwise specified size on the front or back. If you’re doing teamwear, the sizes and number styles on the back will also need to fit a pre-determined layout.
Direct Print is really only designed to be used on certain tshirts, long sleeve shirts, tanks, hoodies, and sweatshirts. The image always looks a bit faded compared to screen printing, can be problematic long term, and looks best on light coloured apparel.
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We have at least 6 different supplier databases we can pull apparel from, if you’re looking for something specific, or looking for alternative options. For most clients, this database is a great place to start, just let us know if you’d like links to additional options.