Thanks to our state-of-the-art machinery, Workwear Online can provide you with a range of techniques to apply your logo to a garment of your choice.
Our embroidery and printing machinery will bring your logo to life on any garment. However, there are factors, like the material of your garment, which you should consider before you decide on what kind of application you wish to use.
As a brief guide to help you choose what method of customisation is best for you we have put together a few points on each type of logo application.
Direct To Garment Print
DTG Printing offers far superior quality in comparison to full colour transfer printing. In addition Workwear Online is able to offer full colour printing on any coloured garment, not just white garments!
Why choose DTG Printing?
- Ideal for small and medium runs
- Great for multi-coloured prints
- Similar quality to screen printing
- No screen set up charges
Wherever possible direct T Shirt Printing or DTG is always the best option however for shorter runs, transfers can also be used when they offer a much better solution to custom clothing than that of screen printing and within budget requirements.
Why choose transfer printing?
- Lower Runs
- Low cost
- Great on bags
- Express lead times
Transfer printing is particularly popular method of decorating baseball caps for example or Hi Visibility waistcoats.
Baseball caps are difficult to print well because of the complications in printing on curved surface. But transfers for baseball caps can be printed and applied very easily, making perfect, economical promotional items.
Transfers not only offer flexibility, they give you the customer, the chance to try something a little bit different. With vinyl coming in many different special effects reflective, fluorescent, glitter, foil and metallic and new effects being produced every month there is always something new and exciting for you to try.
How do we embroider your garments?
Two processes, firstly from your artwork we need to digitised your design using Wilcom software, this converts the artwork into a format the embroidery machine will recognise and replicate into stitches on your garment. Secondly you design is embroidered onto the garment of your choice with your chosen thread and colours then bagged, packed and shipped to your chosen address.
So why choose Workwear Online for your embroidery?
- Fast turnaround
- Competitive pricing
- High quality embroidery
- Ability to cater for large volumes
- Expertise and experienced staff
Why would I choose to have my garments, t-shirts or apparel printed by silk screen method?
Screen Printing is a good solution if you require a large print run over (100+). Screen Printed t shirts wash well and can maintain the print quality for a considerable length of time.
Transfers printing or thermal prints are ok for short small, smaller runs were the garment is not meant to last long so it’s much cheaper option.
Stag and Hens normally opt for transfer printing due to quick turnarounds and low costs involved with no set up for screens and ink charges.
Fors: Good for large runs over 100
Against: Not good for short runs under 50 because of the cost of the screens per colour.
To adhere to our own quality standards, we do not provide embroidery on garments that have a weight under 175gsm (the reason for this is because the material is so thin it cannot hold the embroidery and therefore tends to pukker, we therefore don’t offer embroidery on thin garments as it doesn’t give the polished logo appearance that we pride ourselves on). Due to the same reasons, we also do not offer printing via DTG on garments that are 100% Polyester as the fabric cannot hold the print (screen print can be used as an alternative print method – but this service is only available on larger quantity orders of 20 garments and above).