Digital Printing Process

Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media. In many of the processes, the ink or toner does not permeate the fabric, as does conventional ink, but forms a thin layer on the surface that may be additionally adhered to the fabric by using a fuser fluid with heat process or UV curing process.

Embroidery Process

An embroidery machine is used to create embroidered patterns on textiles. It is used commercially in product branding, corporate advertising, and uniform adornment. With our latest technology, we use a more modern computerized process which uses an embroidery machine or sewing/embroidery machine that is controlled with a computer that will embroider stored patterns, which also have multiple heads and threads. This allows for multiple items to be embroidered at once.

Heat Transfer Process

Heat transferring begins with an image being printed (mirrored) onto a piece of high release transfer paper. The image is usually printed onto the paper with inks, which are flexible and durable. The transfer is then applied to garments, mouse pads, and other fabric surfaces, by using a heat press. The process of transferring an image from the paper to the garment typically takes 15-20 seconds with a heat press and does not require a drying or curing process once applied.

Screen Printing Process

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink through the mesh as a sharp-edged image forms onto a substrate. A squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing ink into the mesh openings. Basically, it is the process of using a stencil to apply ink on to a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or other material.

Sublimation Printing Process

Sublimation is a transfer process in which the image becomes a part of the actual item. Sublimation needs special ink, paper and specific substrates with polyester coating to work. When heated to high temperatures, sublimation ink turns into a gas. Pores of the polyester coated item open up and allow the gas to enter. Then, once removed from the heat, the pores of the polyester substrate close up, trapping the ink inside. The entire image will be smooth to the touch.
As mentioned before, sublimation needs polyester in order to complete the process of transfer. Sublimation will turn out best with only 100% polyester shirts. Any colored background drastically alters the imprint colors. Since sublimation will become part of the shirt, any color already on the garment will overwhelm the transferred image.

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