Application Methods

EMBROIDERY

Embroidered clothing is a perfect solution for several purposes, the most popular of which being used by employers to give their workforce a strong identity and help to promote their brand.

With this technique when adding a logo to your garment via embroidery, an embroidery hoop is placed onto the garment and backing fabric is applied to the logo area. This ensures that the garment is secure while the logo is stitched. Occasionally, this process may leave a mark on the garment but is nothing that can’t be easily rubbed or washed off. The actual embroidery process is carried out by a computerised embroidery machine. Your logo is digitised and submitted to the embroidery machines. We use only ISACORD threads and industry leading embroidery machines to guarantee the highest quality result.

In terms of suitability, embroidery tends to work best on polo shirts, business shirts/blouses, aprons/tabards, jackets & headwear.

DTG (Direct-To-Garment Printing)

DTG, or Direct to Garment print, is a method that sees a printer directly apply ink to the garment. A fixing agent is applied to the garments before they go into production to help the colour adhere to the garments. Due to this, the garments will often need to be washed before they are worn the first time to take away the slight smell of the fixing agent. This type of customisation is best for complex logos and multiple colours, typically used for one off, full colour jobs needed with a fast turnaround. This type of print works particularly well with t-shirts and hoodies.

DTF (Direct-To-Film Printing)

Direct to Film or DTF is a process that transfers prints onto fabric or other substrates using a heat-press mechanism. Unlike the DTG method, which only works on cotton fabrics, the DTF method can work on cotton and poly blends.

Durability is enhanced by the special ink and adhesive, DTF printing is ideal for workwear like overalls, high viz, gym and cycling wear. It doesn’t crack like screen printing means has a very soft hand due to the water-based ink used.