With 25 years in the industry, T King Associates are highly experienced in a range of customisation methods to suit your project and branding requirements.
Screen printing is a production method that makes use of a ‘screen’ through which ink is pressed onto the surface of an item of clothing. To make your screen we separate your logo so that a film is printed per colour, this is then used to create a series of stencils known as ‘screens’. A screen is made by tightly stretching a fine mesh over a frame whilst ensuring tension across the surface. A stencil is then formed by masking areas of the screen within the negative image of the design to be printed, as such the open spaces will allow ink to come into contact with the surface of the fabric as required to print a design or logo.
Screen printing is the industry standard method for printing high volume orders at speed and economically. It is the ideal method for branding sweatshirts, t-shirts, polo shirts and hoodies that require simple designs made up solid colour and can be used to print a design which matches your pantone branding.
Embroidery is the most popular method to apply a company’s logo or design as the finish has a premium feel. We make use of the latest Tajima Embroidery machines to create our embroidered clothing and workwear. These machines are able to embroider a logo at a rate of 1000 stitches per minute and can run up to 18 items of clothing at any one time. They provide an accurate and clean stitch making even the most detailed logo work on workwear jackets to sweatshirts, T-shirts, fleece and more.
A logo/image is digitised by industry standard software, usually from supplied artwork. We can work from anything from a hand drawing to jpeg and vector based artwork and has a wide range of thread colours to suit your brand requirements. If you need help creating a design which is suitable for the process, we can help – our team have years of experience, just ask!
Digital Transfer Printing
For smaller print runs, we are able to provide various transfer printing options to suit your artwork and production requirements. Not to be confused with cheap iron on transfer paper which can be bought on the high street, our heat transfer process use of a thin opaque plastic film from which shapes are designs are CAD cut to make up your image – a bit like a jigsaw.
Digital CAD printing is ideal for small runs, offers vibrant colours and can be used to provide print effects such as a metallic or flock finish. It can be applied to a range of cotton garments including hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts.
Embroidered Badges and Patches
There are some embroidered logos/images that are better delivered on a separately supplied ’embroidered badge’ or ’embroidered patches’ rather than being stitched directly onto the garment.
This is for a number of reasons:
- The garment may already be in possession of the recipient and the logistics of getting it (along with all of the others) to the embroidery machine may be financially prohibitive.
- The location on the garment where the embroidery is to be placed might be unsuitable for the embroidery machine.
- The stitch density of the logo/image might be too great for the receiving garment’s material to hold well.
- There might be a financial case for having a larger number of badges created in one go than there are recipients at the present time, such as with a school or a sports club.
- You may only want to pay for the badge and have the recipients pay for the garment that badge will be sewn too.
Our embroidered badges can be produced in 3-4 weeks and are fully customisable, with a range of thread colours and finishes available including metallic thread and self-adhesive backing.