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We have many imprint methods available to choose from when deciding how to customize your selected products. Some print processes work better than others on certain materials or to achieve a specific effect. Below we have some information and links to each of specific imprint method reference pages to help you make your decision. If any of this seems confusing  please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to assist you. Lastly if you need any inspiration for garment styles, printing options, or possible design ideas, give our Instagram a look where we have a bunch of previous client’s print projects highlighted.

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Print Methods

We have many imprint methods available for you to choose when deciding how to customize your selected products. Some print processes work better than others on certain materials or to achieve certain desired effects. Below we have information listed as well as links to each of specific imprint method reference pages to help you make your decision. If any of this seems confusing and you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to assist you. Lastly if you need any inspiration for garment styles, printing options, or possible design ideas, give our Instagram a look where we have a bunch of previous client’s print projects highlighted.

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Screen Printing

Screen printing is our most popular imprint method when customizing apparel. We have standard plastisol, soft-hand/vintage inks, as well as metallic gold and silver inks. This is a process that works best for any designs that use flat, solid colours. We also have halftone and four colour processes available for  designs that are photographic or rely heavily on glow effects or gradients. There are many restrictions inherent to these latter kinds of designs so please call and speak with of us if you are unsure about any of these terms.

>> For more information on screen printing process click here.

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DTG PRINTING

Direct to Garment (DTG) is a garment printing method that excels in accurately reproducing photographic or gradient heavy designs. DTG printing works best on white, 100% cotton t-shirts but we can also use these method on darker garments. Unfortunately DTG does not work with any kind of high polyester fabrics or any other material that is heat sensitive.

>> For more information on DTG process click here.

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embroidery

Embroidery is a method where coloured thread is sewn into a garment in order to form the desired design. This method is very durable though is more expensive than many other printing methods. As the imprint is constructed through sewn thread, designs with very intense detail or small text may not be achievable through embroidery. If you are unsure about whether or not your design would work as an embroidery please send it to us through email and we can let you know.

>> For more information on embroidery process click here.

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vinyl printing

We also offer the option of heat-pressing vinyl custom names or full colour photographic images. Depending on the circumstance, vinyl printing is often more economical especially when need many individual names for a team, band, or club.

>> For more information our vinyl printing process click here.

helpful info

If you are still unsure about anything related to your printing or apparel needs, here are some helpful links that explain a little bit more about our printing processes and apparel pricing. Additionally, when you find an item that you like you can generate an initial quote on the apparel product page and we’ll get back to you shortly. Alternatively you can contact us directly by phone or email and we will happy to answer any questions you may have.

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