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Decoration Methods

Appliqué

applique dmUsing computer assisted sewing machines; appliqué combines direct embroidery and a variety of optional materials such as: wool felt, acrylic felt, polyester twill, cotton twill and much more to create countless decoration choices. Traditionally one of the more expensive methods of decoration, Appliqué designs are used in a variety of promotional, retail, corporate and athletic inspired garments creating an ultra premium look and feel.

Distressed Appliqué is a variation of this method offering a frayed, torn, vintage look often found in today's fashion retail stores. Choose from cotton chino twill, felt or mix and match for a truly vintage look. A variety of templates make designing easy, with over 63 colours to choose from!

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Debossing

debossing dmA die is created from a logo image and is then depressed into the leather, suede, polyester or other fabric types using a combination of high heat and pressure. This process allows the image to be depressed and sit below the fabrics surface; sometimes referred to as blind stamping. This method has become more popular than Embossing, as no backing is required to maintain the graphics shape.

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Direct To Garment

DTG 1Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG printing, is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The process involves printing unlimited colours onto the textile directly as the inks are absorbed by the fibers. This process is available on both white and dark garments, both cotton and polyester.

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Embossing

embossing dmThe raising of an image on a product, accomplished by pressing the leather, suede or fabric between concave and convex dies so that the image is raised above the surface of the garment or accessory. This method offers a premium tone-on-tone look without adding any additional products to the fabric. This method requires a backing to hold the achieved 3 dimensional shapes, known as Bossback Foam, or Bossback Leather Fill.

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Heat Transfers

heat transfer dmHEAT TRANSFER - Solutions™ is an entire line of innovative heat transfer materials perfect for printing high quality, long lasting graphics. Solutions™ offer you the ability to create full-colour custom graphics, regardless of how many colours or gradients are involved. A variety of different formulas allow us to cater to a variety of fabric offerings. From cotton and polyester, to water proof nylon's and Lycra®/Spandex, there's a "Solution" for just about everything!

HEAT TRANSFER – CAD-CUT® is an entire line of innovative heat transfer materials created by computer assisted cutting - no printing required. Simply choose from our hundreds of colours and shades best suited for your design. 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective material is quickly becoming our most popular CAD-CUT® offering. It offers high visibility of your corporate identity, day or night. A variety of different formulas allow us to cater to a variety of fabric offerings. Ask us about custom CAD-CUT® offerings such as: Carbon Fibre, Glitter, Glow in the dark, Metallic's, Hologram's and so much more!

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SEAMLESS HEAT TRANSFER™ is an innovative process providing a soft touch, full colour printed design, free of any borders or contours around intricate portions of designs. This process is ideal for small designs with intricate text, able to print up to 8 point font seamlessly. This process is printed using CMYK colour values, and offers an unlimited amount of colours and gradients in a single design.

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Laser Embellishment

fp laser article medNew since 2012, laser embellishing offers the next generation of tone-on-tone decoration. A concentrated beam of high energy light is used to etch into fabrics and other materials while moving across a pre-determined course of up to 13" x 13".

Incorporating the same cutting-edge technology used in medical laser applications, you can create very fine detail on virtually any synthetic fabric. Extremely precise, you can create shapes and patterns as small as one-eighth inch square and text as tiny as eight-point type. Due to the fact that intensity can be controlled, it's possible to use the laser on a wide variety of products such as: leather golf shoes, wooden bar taps, picture frames, clothing hangers, glass and so much more.

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Screen Printing

screen print 6Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. Each colour is laid down separately and requires a spate mesh screen for each colour in your graphic.

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Tackle Twill

tackle twill dmUsing polyester Twill, designs are cut from 51 available colours and can be directly sewn onto a variety of fabric types. Choose from hundreds of pre-designed fonts, or create your own custom look. Tackle Twill letting and numbering can be found on many retail clothing pieces, as well as almost all professional sports team uniforms and sideline clothing.

A variety of premium fabrics are also available for this service including: Glacier Twill, Metallic Twill, Acrylic Felt and Wool Felt.

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