Heat Pressing (Single Colour Vinyl Print)

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Vinyl printing is used for one colour prints such as numbers for sports shirts, sponsors, company names and slogans. Vinyl prints are versatile and long-lasting providing that the garments are suitably washed.

Sizes: vinyl can be used to print a range of sizes, from heat pressing small initials on shorts or sleeves, to large prints up to 18 inches by 13 inches.

Colours: colours are limited to the vinyl material available.

Ideal for: names, initials and numbers, sponsorships

Cost: the cost is dependent on the size and complexity of the design. Set up is free of charge


Transfer Printing (Multi Colour Print)

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Transfer printing is ideal for multicolour printed designs. It is more cost-effective than screen printing and is perfect for small printing jobs and one-off prints. It is able to print complex designs by transferring you graphic onto a heat pressed transfer paper. It can also be used to print photographs on garments.

Print sizes: suitable for a range of sizes up to A3. Print size may be constrained by garment size and logo design.

Colour matching: our Versacamm machine can match the colours in your logo using the CMYK colour model.

Ideal for: one-off prints and small order quantities, promotional wear, stag and hen parties, multi-colour sports kit sponsors, photos printed on t-shirts.

Cost: the cost is dependent on the size and complexity of the design. Unlike screen printing there are no costs for the number of colours used, making it ideal for multi-colour vibrant designs.


Screen Printing

Screen printing is perfect for larger orders making it ideal for uniforms, promotional clothing and events such as charity races and festivals.

A one off set up charge applies for screen printing in order to produce the screen. This is £20+VAT per colour (ie. one colour designs requires one screen, three colour designs require three screens, etc.). The silk screens are then kept for future orders so no set up charges would apply for reprints.

A range of screen printing techniques exist, so we will help you ascertain the best method based on your design.

Print sizes: suitable for a range of print sizes with the maximum size approximately A3.

Colour matching: Colours can be matched to your requirements if you have the individual Pantone colours.

Ideal for: larger orders of the same design.