- Colour fastness. The quality of the thread means the logo will maintain its vibrant colours.
- Appearance of quality. While other printing methods definitely have their merits, nothing looks as classy as a well embroidered logo on workwear.
- No limit to number of colours in the design.
- Suited to most materials.
- Large designs are often not suitable due to the weight of the design, which often will make the fabric pucker or sag.
- Depending on the design embroidery can lose some detail of your logo. For instance shading or small lettering/details will not embroider nicely.
- Small lettering we recommend no smaller than 5mm but prefer 8mm depending on the font.
Thermal Printing Pros
- No limit to number of colours and shading and small detail are no problem (often we will need to use a box around very small lettering).
- Affordable and fast turnaround. You can also press these designs on yourself at home!
- Very large print is no problem so it is a great way to get your logo or info seen on the back of shirts.
Thermal Printing Cons
- Whilst still very durable with proper care, thermal print is not as durable as embroidery or sublimation.
- Cannot iron on the print and the use of a dryer is not recommended.
- Depending on the design, this print will have a vinyl feel to and can wrinkle.
Dye Sublimation Pros
- Small quantities with a fast turnaround.
- Most affordable printing option.
- Very vibrant colours, no loss of detail.
Dye Sublimation Cons
- Can only be printed on 100% polyester fabrics.
- Please note different options apply for custom made dye sublimated garments. Please ask us about these if you wish to use this print on dark coloured cloth.