Types of Print

Printing or embroidery are the primary methods for branding, with the most suitable technique depending on the design. It's important to note that halftone or photographic images cannot be embroidered. Here are various types of printing :

  1. Foil Printing:
    • Adds shine with foil applications in gold, silver, or brass.
  2. Discharge Printing:
    • Applies a design to dyed fabric by using a color-destroying agent.
  3. High-Density Printing:
    • Adds layers of ink to create depth and 3D graphics.
  4. Lazor/Digital Printing on Dark Garments:
    • Suitable for small quantities or urgent requirements.
    • Expensive and not recommended for large volumes.
  5. Plastisol Printing:
    • Ideal for both light and dark garments with good opacity.
    • Popular worldwide, but printing cannot be ironed upon.
  6. White Opaque Water Base Printing:
    • An older method for dark garments with poor opacity.
    • Printing can be ironed upon.
  7. Direct to Garment Printing (DTG):
    • Uses inkjet technology for printing on textiles.
    • Still evolving, lacks vibrancy.
  8. Rotary Printing:
    • Involves curved images around a cylinder, suitable for repeat printing.
  9. Pigment Printing:
    • This water-based method is suitable for white or light-colored garments.
    • Printing can be ironed upon.
  10. Rubberized Printing:
    • Uses a rubber-based chemical that swells out when heated.
  11. Plastic Printing:
    • Another water-based method for white or light-colored garments.
    • Leaves a thin film on the surface.
    • Printing can be ironed upon.
  12. Sublimation Printing:
    • Possible only on 100% Polyester garments.
    • Vibrant colors with no development costs; the layer of ink cannot be felt.
  13. Lazor/Digital Opaque Printing on White or Light Garment:
    • Offers brilliant reproduction and fast turnaround time.
    • Fades with each wash and is suitable for single-day events.
  14. Litho Transfer Printing (Sticker Printing):
    • Ideal for halftone designs and economical for large-scale production.
    • Not suitable for ironing; edges may fray after washes.
  15. Metallic and Shimmer Inks:
    • Special effect printing with options like silver and gold, including glitters and shimmers for dramatic effects with excellent durability.
  16. DTF Printing:
    • Versatile Fabric Compatibility & High Detail and Color Vibrancy