Custom Workwear

Polo Shirts on a hanging rail
Jenna James Embroidered Sweatshirt

Machine Embroidery

Machine Embroidery is a great method to use when thinking about custom workwear and branded merchandise.

Designs have to be professionally digitised so that the embroidery machine can stitch them.

This costs £20 per design and once done doesn’t need to be done again unless, of course, you change your design.  I will keep the designs for a maximum of 1 year, after each purchase you make using it, if you would like the file this can also be sent to you for your safekeeping.

For a 4″x4″ (approximate) Chest Logo, it costs £10 per stitched item of clothing, up to a maximum of 6 colours and this is using non-metallic threads.

For an 11″x8″ (approximate) Back Logo/Details it costs £20 per stitched item of clothing, up to a maximum of 6 colours and this is using non-metallic threads.

The cost of the clothing is not included in the above prices, you can browse our wholesalers’ catalogue using the link below, if you see any items you are interested in let me know the product number (see example photo below showing highlighted number) and then I can prepare a quote for you.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask me.

Example Photo of Clothing Catalogue

Click here for the Product Catalog

The first 3 items on the page in the image to the left have their product codes highlighted this is the number I will need when you choose your items.

To see more information i.e. colours and sizing click on the individual images once you have clicked on and opened the link.

MD Pro Landscapes Mens Polo Shirt Back Vinyl

Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)

HTV is another great method to use when thinking about custom workwear and branded merchandise, if your logo and details can be cut by the cutting machine.

Designs have to be traced and cut by a cutting machine

The questions I get asked a lot are:-

“Does it Peel?”  I can honestly say that I have never had any of my vinyl peel and I have never had any customer say that my vinyl has peeled – so NO.

“Does it Crack?”  Again I can honestly say I haven’t experienced this or had any reports of cracking from customers.  Now don’t get me wrong it will crease slightly after it has been through the wash but if you iron it, it will look like new.

It is all about using good quality vinyl and the correct application to get good adhesion.

Cost wise it really does depend on the design, every design is different some are more complicated than others and require more work.

The more colours you have the more it costs in materials and the more time it takes to cut and press.

So to give you an idea a basic design in one colour would start from £15.00 – this does not include the cost of the garment/substrate.

Has I have said above there are lots of variables in this so the above cost is just to give you an idea, it is best to contact me for a quote.

The cost of the clothing/substrate is not included in the above prices, you can browse our wholesalers’ catalogue using the link below, if you see any items you are interested in let me know the product number (see example photo below showing highlighted number) and then I can prepare a quote for you.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask me.

Example Photo of Clothing Catalogue

Click here for the Product Catalog

The first 3 items on the page in the image to the left have their product codes highlighted this is the number I will need when you choose your items.

To see more information i.e. colours and sizing click on the individual images once you have clicked on and opened the link.

Sublimation White Zip Up Hoodie

Sublimation Printing

Sublimation Printing – what is it?
I get asked this a lot, here is a quick explanation with some pros and cons of the process.

The design is printed using special ink and paper, the process allows the ink to go from a solid form to a gas form without turning to liquid, a bit like dry ice.  When everything is then brought under heat, the heat opens up the pores of the fabric/substrate, then with the applied pressure the ink cools and returns to a solid form which leaves the image embedded into the fabric/substrate.
The pros of this process are your design or logo can be as complicated as you like, if it can be printed it can be transferred.
The longevity of the design is another plus point as well because it won’t fade or wash away.

The cons of this process are that you are limited in the choice of materials.  Sublimation printing is only suitable for garments that include polyester, 100% is perfect but it can work on a polyester blend (a minimum of 65% polyester is recommended).

Other substrates like mugs for example have to have a polymer coating.

There is no white ink in sublimation printing either so if your design has white in it, you need to have an item that is white to print on.  It can only be applied to very light colours as well in order for the inks to show up.

 

Cost is mainly based on the item and whether your image/design is good enough to be printed without it needing any adjustments.

So to give you an idea the medium tote pictured in the photo is £14.99 – this does not include postage.
An 11oz mug would be £8.99  – this does not include postage.

The above prices are just examples it really does depend on whether your design needs adjusting or if I have to create the design for you.

If you have any further questions or need a quote please do not hesitate to ask me.

Black T-Shirt with the word Happiness Printed on it

DTF Transfers

I now offer DTF Tranfers in house and no matter how many times I print and press these the colours and detail blows me away.

So what is it?  It is a bit similar to sublimation but in a vinyl type of form.  It is a printed full-colour transfer and again it uses particular ink and transfer paper which then has an adhesive layer baked on to the back so that they can then be pressed onto clothing/fabric items.

Important parts of the design should not be less than 1mm thick, some tiny dots may not transfer.
Large solid prints will feel like vinyl but are great for promotional items that don’t require washing or items that don’t have a lot of stretch for example a cotton tote shopping bag.

In order to ensure durability and better washing, larger print areas must be broken up to contain negative space for the shirt to show through.  In the photo on the left, you can see that the text has a distressed look to it which is one technique that helps with this.

Depending on the size of your design or how many copies of the design you want will depend on the cost to get them printed.

An A3 sheet of DTF costs £10 you could get a full back design and a left chest logo easily on an A3 sheet.

An A4 Sheet of DTF costs £7

The above figures do not include any design time or application to garments.

The cost of the clothing/substrates varies massively and therefore it is always best to contact me to discuss your requirements so that I can give you a more accurate quote.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask me.