The most common decoration method for custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other custom apparel products, in screen printing, your custom design is exposed onto a mesh screen, washed, set up on our press then using a squeegee-type blade, the ink is passed through the screen onto the shirt. The ink is then dry cured through a conveyer dryer which raises the temperature of the ink to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
The cost of screen printing varies by quantity and the number of colours in your design. Each time a colour is added to the design, a new screen needs to be made.
Small, custom orders or those that involve extremely detailed and colourful artwork commonly use digital heat transfer. In this method of decorating, your logo is printed onto a special media and then heat pressed onto the garment. There will be a background behind your design, but we will match this as closely as possible to the garment colour.
The cost of digital heat transfer does not change based on the number of colours in your design. Digital heat transfer can be selected as the decoration method for as little as 1 item.
In embroidery, your design is sewed onto a garment using a needle and polyester thread. Entripy’s embroidery process is fully automated. Machines read a digitized pattern and reproduce the pattern onto your chosen garment. Some logos will need to be simplified to achieve the best embroidery results. The cost of embroidery will vary based on the number of stitches in your logo.
This method is popularly used by colleges and universities. Twill material is cut using a plotter and is then sewn onto the garment using an embroidery machine. You can choose from a variety of twill colours and solid or zigzag stitching. Twill is the most expensive method of decorating and gives custom apparel items a sophisticated look.
Duracad is a vinyl material used to personalize names and numbers on custom apparel items. This material has a matte appearance and is extremely thin. It has stretch ability and a permanent adhesive. Entripy uses a heat press to apply duracad material.