Garment Decoration Techniques
Textile printing machines and other options
Garment decoration or indeed textile decoration in general can be done in a variety of ways. The method chosen to decorate a specific garment will depend on a variety of factors, such as the number of colours in the design, the number of garments to be decorated per print run and the desired finish on the garment to name just a few.
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With a wide variety of systems available from single colour desktop designs up to ten stations and ten colours, screen printing still offers one of the most widely used platforms for garment decoration in the market.
All our systems are expandable and can grow with your business.
Anyone that regularly prints numbers onto sports shirts will how tedious transfer printing really is.
Not so with a numbering system and V2000 screen printing equipment.
This clever machine will print one shirt before a vinyl based design has even been cut!
How to choose a garment decoration technique
Most garment decoration techniques can be used as standalone techniques or by combining any number of different techniques on a garment. However, if your target market is business to business printing of promotional items, cost is very important and only one decoration technique is likely to be used on a garment.
So how do you decide what to buy?
Start by answering these questions –
- Who do I want as my customer?
- How many items are they likely to want?
- How many colours in each design?
- How much capital do I have to invest?
An example: – I want to print promotional give-aways for business buying in bulk. My minimum order will be 100 shirts. I will offer shirts printed in up to four spot colours only. I have a budget of around £5,000 to buy all the equipment and it should be expandable as my business grows.
Suggested system – For the above example an entry level screen printing system such as the V100 or the mid level V1000 would be ideal as the budget will allow for a one station, four colour press that can be upgraded to four station, four colour, plus extras like a flash cure unit, tunnel dryer and vacuum uv unit for making screens.
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