Custom Decorations

Custom Decorations

Here’s just a sample of the many custom manufacturing and embellishment techniques we make use of. We constantly seek out the latest and greatest options available to provide our clients with truly unique uniforms and apparel.

Zipper Pulls
Drawstrings
Faux Leather Patches
TPU Neck Labels
Translucent TPU
All-Over Sublimation
Snaps
Buttons
Laser Cutting & Welding
Reflective Taping
Reflective Piping
Reflective Printing
Zipper Color
Color Matching
Woven Labels
Reflective Fabric
3D Heat Transfer
Creative Quilting

Determine the right methods to decorate your True Custom apparel

We use a variety of techniques to emblazon the garments we produce. Each has different characteristics and needs careful consideration before production begins.

Block PrintDigital PrintRoller PrintWarp PrintDischarge PrintScreen PrintHeat Transfer
& Sublimation
StageDirect Print on FabricDirect print on fabricDirect print on fabricDirect print on yarnDyed fabric printed with discharge pastePrint fabric or product with resist screensPrint paper, transfer to fabric / product
Advantages
  • Handmade craft
  • Used to produce unique, one-of-a-kind items
  • Preserves cultural tradition
  • Inexpensive
  • Quick response
  • Minimal downtime
  • Quick colorway changes
  • Mass customization possible
  • Unique designs possible
  • May preserve cultural traditions
  • Multiple colors
  • Less-expensive method
  • Versatile in colors, pattern, and scale
  • Duplex prints possible
  • Soft edge to pattern
  • Unique look
  • Cost dependent on design
  • Fine detail possible
  • Many colors possible with overprinting
  • Inexpensive process
  • Quick response
  • Applicable to fabric and hard good products
  • Minimal downtime
  • Quick colorway changes
  • Hand or commercial process
  • Can imitate many other techniques
  • Quick response
  • Minimal downtime
  • Detailed designs possible
  • Minimal environmental impact from dyes
  • Inexpensive
  • Low capital and space needs
Disadvantages
  • Expensive process
  • Slow
  • Pattern alignment difficult
  • Fineness of detail limited
  • Fastness and fabric hand problems
  • Production speed and fabric width limitations
  • Image-quality and color matching issues
  • Number of colors limited by equipment
  • Creating engraved rollers expensive
  • Out-of-register prints
  • Scale limited by size of roller
  • Expensive process
  • Not quick response
  • Discharge paste may tender fabric
  • Limited to patterns with few colors and dark ground
  • Registration of screens critical to process
  • Potential change of fabric hand
  • Separate screen for each color of print
  • Quality of screen related to quality of fabric
  • Out-of-register, if careless
  • Disposal of waste paper
  • Limited to sublimatable disperse dyes and synthetic fibers
  • Storage conditions may cause dye transfer
Identifying Features
  • Irregular depth of color
  • Repeat blocks may be out of alignment
  • One to several colors in pattern
  • Most common method of printing carpet
  • Widely used in textile design and development of samples
  • From 1 to 16 colors in pattern
  • Scale of repeat can vary
  • Second most common printing method
  • Hazy, irregular pattern edges that become more distinct when filling removed
  • Minor process
  • Patterned areas show ground color on back
  • Usually with white or one to two colors with dark ground
  • Most common printing
  • Sharp print on face
  • Little, if any, transfer to fabric back
Maximum Number of Colours*Up to 4 colorsUnlimited colorsUp to 4 colorsUnlimited colors1 colorUp to 24 colorsHeat transfer: dependent on printing method; 

Sublimation: unlimited
Quantity Required for Production*300 units300 units1,500 units1,500 units300 units300 units300 units

*Order minimums and maximum number of colors may differ depending on fabric type, availability, etc.