Embroidery Explained

Embroidery is an ancient form of needlework that has been used worldwide to embellish textiles for decorative and communicative purposes. In terms of form and aesthetics, embroidery may add colours, texture, richness, and dimension.In embroidery, couching and ‘laid work’ are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn. In modern days, embroidery is usually seen on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, dresses, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn colour.

Printing methods:

Before you create that printed garment, you may want to know which printing method to use. Though the heat application press and screen printing are the two most common and popular methods these days of printing, we will be describing 3 more methods.

That is important if you want to keep customers coming. Customers can slip away from your sales pipeline if they don’t get what they want.Customers have become savvy; they know the different printing methods. In your career, you will see that large percentage of your customer have a love for a certain printing method.

Hands down, when you design a t-shirt they sell fast. If you are starting out, you need to test these different methods to know. I have seen customers complain about the order they received because it doesn’t match their taste and preferences. It can happen to you and that’s why you need to be savvy with your customers.

Five different Printing Methods:

Screen Printing:

The screen printing method is ideal because it guarantees ultimate replication of the design. The screen printing methods gives a shirt a unique, cute and impressive look that customer love.

Direct To Garments(DTG):

The DTG is excellent for printing out super-complex design. It gives a soft feel on the hands when you touch the final design. The ink used doesn’t create thick extra layers on the shirt, because it is thin.

Dye Sublimation:

To bring out the best results in this method, you need to have deep knowledge in dye sublimation. Dye sublimation is perfect for printing polyester like cream fabrics. They are unforgiving when you bring cotton fabric to the scene.

Heat Press Printing:

This method incorporates a design printed on a special paper called transfer paper. Here is how it works.

You take a garment, press it on the then apply heat and pressure. A more similar approach like the dye sublimation with slight differences. You do the process until the heat softens the dye on the paper until it gets a beneath the cloth.

Vinyl Cutting:

Vinyl cad-cut machines gives you the options of using different layers to print different colours of a design. Vinyl cutting is used in designing sportswear, slogan or small graphics.

With this method, you can print one-off designs and even produce them in large numbers. It is the best alternative for printing multiple garment types.