Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Decoration Methods
Applique: Form of embroidery where a fabric material (twill) is cut out and stitched to the garment. Often used on sports jerseys, this method allows a stitched, professional look for areas that are too large for traditional embroidery.
Direct to Garment Printing (CMYK): A digital file is sent to our printer, and the ink dyes the fabric. The ink is heat set and there is nothing to crack or peel – the image is now dyed into the shirt! This process allows us to do full color images without screen charges or color changes and works best on 100% cotton, light colored shirts.
Direct to Garment Printing (White Ink): This process uses the same equipment as above with some slight variations to allow us to print on dark shirts. The shirts are pretreated to help the ink to adhere to the shirt. Then a white “primer” layer of ink is laid down and the color is put over top leaving a full color, long-lasting image.
Embroidery: This is the creation of a design with needle & thread, most often used for company logos on polos & dress shirts. Custom digitizing of your logo is available for a one-time fee, starting at $50. For other stock designs available for purchase, click HERE.
Print and Cut: This method is often used when we need a full color design on a shirt that is not made of cotton. The image is printed in full color with our Roland Versa-Camm and then custom cut out and heat-applied to the shirt.
Rhinestones: Rhinestones are individual faceted stones that are heat set to create your design. We have a variety of colors available and can create custom designs and templates for a one-time setup fee. Prices vary with the amount of stones and colors used.
Screen Printing: Great decoration method for large quantity t-shirt orders with few colors. Each additional color requires a new screen and setup.
Vinyl: Heat applied vinyl comes in rolls which we can custom cut into whatever shape we need. We often use this method of decoration on smaller quantity orders that need a one color design on items that are not 100% cotton, like names and numbers on jerseys. We also have a glitter vinyl available that gives the bling look of rhinestones at a lower price point.