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Corporate Wear Screen Printed Clothing

Screen Printing

Pros & Cons:

  • Good for large area prints
  • Good for detailed logos/designs
  • Low cost for larger quantities
  • Pantone match
  • Long lasting
  • Not cost-effective for small orders
  • Not cost-effective for medium orders with multiple colours

Screen printing is the most traditional, and at Corporate Wear we believe most skilled, method of printing garments. Few companies use this technique because the process is very specialist and requires highly experienced printers to achieve perfect results.

Designs for screen printing must be split into separate colours, using programs such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. Each colour is stencilled onto its own mesh screen using light reactive chemicals. The stencil forms very fine 'open' areas on the mesh. The screen is positioned over the garment in the desired print position. Wet ink is placed on top of the screen and using a roller or squeegee the ink is spread across the screen forcing it through the 'open' areas of the mesh. This results in a printed version of the stencil on the garment. Once heated, at very high temperatures, the ink is permanently cured on to the clothing.


Screen Printing

By using fine meshes we can print very detailed logos and designs. Wet inks can be mixed to almost any colour which means we can match pantone colours to make sure your logos and designs are in keeping with your company identity.

There is a minimum order of 15 per print run, with a maximum of 8 colours per design. Usually there are set up fees and these depend on the number of colours in a print. Prices are based on a combination of the number of colours and quantity of garments. Please email your requirements to sales@corporatewearltd.co.uk


Sublimation

Pros & Cons:

          • Excellent print life (practically lasts forever)
          • Good for detailed logos and designs
          • No limit to number of colours
          • Smooth finish
          • No minimum order
          • Can only be printed onto light colour garments
          • Can only be printed onto man-made fabrics

Sublimation is suitable for light-coloured synthetic fabrics such as polyester and acrylic. The design is printed onto transfer paper using special ink toners. The transfer paper is placed on the garment and heat pressed, which turns the ink into gas. Under pressure the gas particles merge with the garment fibres. Because the fabric is dyed it produces a softer, smoother finish than prints that lie on top of the garment. Please email your requirements to sales@corporatewearltd.co.uk


Cad Cut

Pros & Cons:

          • Ideal for small quantities
          • No set up costs (unless artwork needs re-writing)
          • Long lasting - won't fade over time
          • Can be printed on any colour garment

          • Can only be printed in solid colours
          • Not cost-effective for large quantities
          • Limited colours available

Cad cut printing is a fast, low-cost way of producing small to medium quantities of printed workwear or clothing. The process starts by adding an outline to the logo or text, using Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. This is then printed through a digital cutter, which cuts the design onto a single-colour sheet of material such as vinyl, flock or foil. Once printed the excess vinyl is picked out by hand, a process called wedding. After the uncut areas are removed, the remaining sections are applied to the garment using a commercial heat press and silicone paper. Please email your requirements to sales@corporatewearltd.co.uk


Digital Transfer Print

Pros & Cons:

Digital Printed Hoodie

                • Good for detailed logos/designs
                • Ideal for small quantities
                • No set up costs (unless artwork needs re-writing)
                • Can be printed on any colour garment

                • Not cost-effective for large quantities
                • Background of design is often also printed

Digital transfer printing is ideal for low-volume runs, producing outstandingly smooth and accurate coloured designs. It delivers the highest-quality precision imaging to an almost photographic standard, with maximum resolution of 1440 x 720 dpi.

The design is sent to a digital printer using software programs such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, and is then printed onto white material. An integral electronic cutter cuts around the print.  The print is heat pressed onto the garment using a commercial heat press and silicone paper. Please email your requirements to sales@corporatewearltd.co.uk


Heat Seal Transfer Printing (laser)

Pros & Cons:

        • Good for detailed logos/designs
        • Ideal for small quantities
        • No set up costs (unless artwork needs re-writing)
        • Great for large number of print colours
        • Long lasting - won't fade over time
        • Can only be printed onto white garments
        • Not cost-effective for larger quantities

Heat seal transfer printing takes high-resolution images and prints them on commercial-quality transfer paper, using industry-standard formats such as BMP, TIF, GIF and JPEG. The higher the quality of image provided, the better the result.

The transfer paper is applied to the garment using a commercial heat press and silicone paper. Please email your requirements to sales@corporatewearltd.co.uk


Pad Printing

Pad printed hard hat

Pros & Cons:

        • Ideal for hard hats
        • Transfers 2-D images on to 3-D objects
        • Minimum order of 40

Pad printing uses an offset gravure printing process which transfers the image via a silicone pad on to the item to be printed. It is used principally to print on irregularly-shaped items, making it ideal for hard hats.

The minimum run for pad printing is 40 per logo. For smaller orders we can print your logo on to an adhesive label and apply this to the front of the hat. Please email your requirements to sales@corporatewearltd.co.uk

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