What is Embroidery?
Embroidery is used for decorating garments using stitched thread. Embroidery is an essential option to make almost any garment look as professional as possible.
Embroidery is most commonly used on items such as caps, polos and bags for a professional finish however depending on the complexity of the logo other print options may be suggested. It is cost effective on smaller run orders with multiple colours due to no setup per colour. Ezy Caps can place Embroidered Badges or Direct Embroidery onto your work wear, sports gear, club shirts, towels or caps.
What is Screen Printing?
Screen printing is questionably the most flexible of all printing processes. It can be used to print on a wide assortment of items, including paper, paperboard, plastics, glass, metals, fabrics, nylon and cotton. Some general products for screen printing include posters, labels, decals, signage and all types of textiles. The benefit of screen printing over other print processes is that the press can print on items of any form, thickness and size.
A significant attribute of screen printing is that a greater thickness of the ink can be applied than is achievable with other printing techniques. This allows for some very attractive effects that are not feasible using other printing processes. Because of the simplicity of the application method, a wider array of inks and dyes are obtainable for use in screen printing than for use in any other printing process. A number of screens can be used to produce a multicolored image or design.
Screen printing is a larger print area than pad printing – standard price is usually based on within A4 but print size can be larger than this. Flat and Rotary screen print means we can also screen print onto promotional items such as bags, mugs, compendiums, satchels, umbrellas, pens and anything else that requires a print too big for pad printing.
What is a Plastisol Transfer?
Plastisol Transfers are basically screen printed designs that are printed on a special heat transfer (release) paper instead of screen printing the design directly to a garment. The resulting print is now the transfer. To apply this transfer to the garment it is placed into a heat transfer press. The heat and pressure applied by the press will force the ink into the garment and finish curing it. When the press is opened and the paper is peeled off the shirt, the ink remains behind. A heat-applied plastisol transfer will be as permanent as a direct print and under some circumstances nearly indistinguishable.
Ezy Caps can produce high quality and multi coloured plastisol transfers which give the same appearance as direct screen printing with all the advantages of a transfer. Plastisol provides great opacity onto dark garments with clear graphic detail and as the name suggests a more plasticised texture
Plastisol printing provides a sharp and consistent print with strong and vibrant colours that can be applied to almost all garments. Colours can be produced exactly to match the Pantone Colour Chart. Plastisol screen printing provides a soft feel finish with a long lasting, quality print.
What is a Digital Transfer?
Also known as “Photo Finish Transfer” these transfers are printed using 4 colour digital technology. The benefit of this process is you can reproduce multi-colour graphics, photo images and four colour process images and achieve the highest quality result possible with current technology.
WHEN IT IS USED?
We would recommend using digital transfers for any design that uses lots of gradients of colours, or ones that require a photo realistic finish where screen printing just can’t give a high enough level or detail.
What is Supacolour?
Supacolour is a new way of branding a wide range of products and promotional items.
The colour is produced digitally, meaning the images can have millions of colours without the need for expensive setups. Supacolour can produce photo quality art and high detail with none of the limitations of the other digital processes.
The transfer is produced using a hybrid of digital for the colours and traditional transfer printing. There is no cutting involved, and there is no product coloured fill needed to help with small lettering and complex images, which is why they are superior to normal digital vinyl transfers. Supacolour simplifies the whole branding process. It’s a fixed price, and a fixed setup.