Thanks to our state-of-the-art machinery, The Workwear Specialists can provide you with a range of techniques to apply your logo to a garment of your choice.
Our embroidery and printing machinery will bring your logo to life on any garment. However, there are factors, like the material of your garment, which you should consider before you decide on what kind of application you wish to use.
As a brief guide to help you choose what method of customisation is best for you we have put together a few points on each type of logo application.
Embroidered garments are ideal for a number of purposes, the most popular of which being used by employers to give their workforce a strong identity and help to promote their brand.
With this technique when adding a logo to your garment via embroidery, a metal frame is placed onto the garment and backing fabric is applied to the logo area. This ensures that the garment is secure while the logo is stitched. Occasionally, this process may leave a mark on the garment but is nothing that can’t be easily rubbed or washed off. The actual embroidery process is carried out by a computerised embroidery machine. Your logo is digitised and submitted to the embroidery machines, with the process beginning once additional instructions like the colour of the threads have also been submitted. We use only the best threads and embroidery machines to guarantee the highest quality result.
In terms of suitability, embroidery tends to work the best on polo shirts, business shirts/blouses, aprons/tabards, jackets & headwear.
The second and final way we can print on a garment is by transfer, the best way to think of transfer is comparable to the names and numbers on the back of a football shirt. A sheet of vinyl is carefully cut into the specific shape of your logo or design, the remaining design is then flipped and finally heat sealed onto the garment using a heat press.
A vinyl transfer is great for less complex designs with low colours, typically a logo with 1-2 colours would be applied with this method. This process works well for relatively low quantity orders. Vinyl transfer is suitable for the majority of garments (apart from fleece and wool) we recommend this process for Hi-Vis garments.
To adhere to our own quality standards, we do not provide embroidery on garments that have a weight under 175gsm (the reason for this is because the material is so thin it cannot hold the embroidery and therefore tends to pukker, we therefore don’t offer embroidery on thin garments as it doesn’t give the polished logo appearance that we pride ourselves on). Due to the same reasons, we also do not offer printing via DTG on garments that are 100% Polyester as the fabric cannot hold the print (screen print can be used as an alternative print method – but this service is only available on larger quantity orders of 20 garments and above).