Embroidery or Print?
The set-up cost for most embroidered logos is a flat fee and doesn’t vary based on the amount of colours in your logo. The set-up cost for screen printing is colour dependent, a new mesh is required for each colour in your logo. Exceptions are large logos because they can take tens of thousands of stitches to create, they also take a lot more machine time and use more thread which makes it a lot more expensive. Screen printing large designs and logos is cheaper.
With screen printing
Your logo is reproduced by squeezing inks through mesh screens directly onto your garments. A separate mesh screen is required for each additional colour in your logo so designs with many colours cost more than a simple one colour design. Once printed each garment travels through a tunnel dryer which cures or sets the print.
The logo is reproduced by stitching threads directly into the fabric. The actual stitching process is fully automatic and performed by computerised embroidery machines. Most commercial embroidery machines have twelve or more sewing heads with up to 15 needles per head. This means that 12 items can be embroidered simultaneously and the logo can use up to 15 threads.
CAD cut full colour printing
In the CAD Cut process the design is cut out from a transfer vinyl sheet using a cutter plotter system then placed over the garment and heat pressed at a high temperature. Modern vinyl transfers are tough, durable, bond firmly with the garment and will last a long time if taken care of. This printing process can be used to print a wide range of garments including t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos, jackets and more With excellent opacity and elasticity, this range of materials are ideal for sports and leisure wear.