Avid Edge utilise state-of-the-art embellishment techniques and machinery to offer our clients a variety of garment and production decoration alternatives including embroidery, screen printing, sublimate printing, pad printing, engraving, laser engraving, embossing and heat affixed lettering and numbers. Every logo is expertly embellished, carefully inspected and held to the industry's highest standards. Embellishment options differ for different fabric and garment products, so have a read through the basics of each method outlined below, and contact us to find out the most cost effective and suitable method for your chosen application.
The most popular and durable of all the apparel embellishment techniques, embroidery involves placing embellished stitching onto fabric.
Screen printing, along with embroidery, continues to be the most widely used decorative process. This technique consists of transferring images to surfaces by squeezing ink through a stencilled screen.
Sublimation uses heat to transfer dye onto medium materials such as a plastic card, or paper, before transferring onto polyester fabric. Unlike screen printing, the detail which can be achieved in sublimation printing artwork is unlimited.
Digital Transfer Prints/Thermal Transfer Prints
This is a cut and print method of placing a file based image onto an item such as a promotional t-shirt. Your images are traced and cut and then applied to a special vinyl separations page. Application onto the garment is via a high pressure heat process.
Embossing is a method of running cloth through a series of engraved rollers resulting in raised figures and designs, usually a logo or lettering.
Laser engraving is an imprinting procedure by which a design or lettering is cut into material using a laser beam. Laser engraving is primarily used for imprinting on wood and metal items.
Pad printing is a process in which the film of ink from a photo-etched printing plate is picked up and transferred to an item. Pad printing is perfect for producing 3-D imagery.