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Guide to personalisation techniques

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Single-colour print

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Technique: Screen printing

Ink is pushed through a woven screen onto the fabric, creating a durable design with a ''painted on'' feel.
Colours look vibrant even on dark fabrics.

· Slightly raised 'painted-on' feel
· Durable and works on any kind of fabric

Setup fee and minimum order quantity applies.


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Suitable for Not suitable for Care instructions
  • One-colour logos and text
  • Intensive-use products like sportswear or uniforms
  • Large customisation areas
  • Large orders – it’s our most cost-effective customisation method
  • Photos
  • Complex designs with multiple colours, fine details or gradients
  • Wash inside out in cold water
  • Do not tumble dry or dry clean
  • Do not iron decorated areas


Full-colour print

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Technique: Direct-to-garment printing (DTG)

Dyes and pigments are sprayed and absorbed into the fabric, creating a very soft hand feel.
The process is similar to printing a document from a computer.

No setup fee. Available from quantity 1.


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Suitable for Not suitable for Care instructions
  • Any design, including photos, multicolour graphics, fine details and gradients
  • Large customisation areas
  • Intensive-use products like sportswear or uniforms – print vibrancy may fade over time and with frequent washing
  • Wash inside out in cold water
  • Do not tumble dry or dry clean
  • Do not iron decorated areas


Full-colour transfer

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Technique: Heat transfer

Your design is printed onto special paper and then transferred onto the fabric using heat and pressure.

· Photo-realistic print
· Decal-like feel

No setup fee. Available from quantity 1.


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Suitable for Not suitable for Care instructions
  • Multicolour designs, fine details and gradients
  • Photos or large, solid images – the print will have limited breathability and flexibility
  • Wash inside out in cold water
  • Do not tumble dry or dry clean
  • Do not iron decorated areas


Embroidery

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Your design is digitised and then stitched onto the fabric for lasting colour and texture.

· Professional, high-quality look and feel
· Highly durable

No setup fee. Available from quantity 1.


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Suitable for Not suitable for Care instructions
  • Designs with up to 12 colours
  • Intensive-use products like sportswear or uniforms
  • Photos
  • Designs with small lettering, fine details or gradients
  • Wash inside out in cold water
  • Do not tumble dry or dry clean




Hard Goods


Single-colour print

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Technique: Pad printing, screen printing

Ink is stamped onto the product using a silicone pad or pushed through a woven screen onto the fabric. The ink is applied thicker than digital printing, making the colours look vibrant even on darker fabrics.

· Smooth, 'painted-on' feel
· Durable

Setup fee and minimum order quantity applies.


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Suitable for Not suitable for
  • One-colour logos and text
  • Large orders – it’s our most cost-effective customisation method
  • Photos
  • Complex designs with multiple colours, fine details or gradients


Full-colour print

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Technique: Digital inkjet printing

Full-colour print uses digital printing (inkjet), similar to printing a document from a computer.

· Unlimited colours and designs
· Print colour may look different on dark surfaces

No setup fee. Available from quantity 1.


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Suitable for
  • Photos, multicolour graphics, fine details and gradients
  • Large decoration areas


Full-colour print

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Technique: Dye sublimation

Dye sublimation printing uses heat and pressure to transfer coloured dyes directly onto the product’s surface (usually, on a white surface).

· Photo-realistic print
· Soft hand feel without dye build-up
· Vibrant and durable – no cracks, fading or peeling

No setup fee. Available from quantity 1.


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Suitable for
  • Any design, including photos, multicolour graphics, fine details and gradients
  • Edge-to-edge customisation – print your design all the way to the edges


Laser engraving

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Your design is etched onto the product. The colour of the engraving depends on the material underneath.

· Sharp, durable and permanent
· Elegant look – ideal for premium gifts

No setup fee. Available from quantity 1.


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Suitable for Not suitable for
  • One-colour logos, graphics and text
  • Products with a small printing area
  • Photos
  • Graphics with multiple colours, fine details or gradients