Printing Methods 



Our main printing methods are: Digital Printing, Vinyl Printing and Sublimation Printing.

Digital Printing

Digital printing is a digital design being sent to a printer.

It allows you to have any colour printed and it even matches Pantone's colour panel. It will apply all of the inks that are in the digital artwork, onto a white vinyl. Once it has printed the design onto the vinyl, it will cut it out. Once cut, the print is ready to have the excess white vinyl removed and all you have left are the various designs you had sent to it.

We then simply place the print onto some transfer tape and put it on the heat press!

Fill out our enquiry form if you are interested in getting your logo done as a digital print.

 

Vinyl Printing

Vinyl Printing is limited to one colour unlike the digital printer. The reason for this is the fact that the printer itself has to be manually loaded with a roll of vinyl, and that roll of vinyl is always just one colour. So instead of the printers software reading the digital file and printing with ink, a vinyl printer simply just uses a knife. When dealing with the design it always needs to be flipped horizontally otherwise the print will come out backwards!

Any design printed with vinyl will have to be 'weeded' once done because the knife has cut an outline of the design. This means there's a lot of excess vinyl to get rid of before you can see the design.

With Vinyl you do have a limited colour variety, but the cost will increase for each colour used. Vinyl is more cost effective for single colour large prints e.g. shirt numbers on the back of sports tops.

Fill out our enquiry form if you are interested in getting your logo done as a digital print.

 

Sublimation printing

Sublimation printing is a computer printer which uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as a plastic, card, paper or fabric.

It works well on light shirts or fabrics but it's costly to produce. Sublimation does not work on dark coloured garments.

Dye sublimation is perfect for printing on polyester however they are unforgiving when you use cotton fabric because the dyes, officially called “disperse dyes,” need to bond with an oil-loving molecule like polyester.

We use sublimation printing on mugs, water bottles, light coloured polyester sports wear, custom made t-shirt pockets and more!

Fill out an enquiry form if you are interested in sublimation printing.


Our Sister company Badge Design creates all types of badges. You can have printed, embroidered, sublimated and these even an option for mock embroidery! Click the button below to find out more.