Special Decorating Techniques

After imprinting a garment with a corporate logo or design, a plain piece of clothing becomes a uniform, an advertisement, even a walking billboard. Thanks to the newest technologies in textile embellishment, your brand can stand out even more with the use of specialty inks and embellishments. Below are some of the newest and most exiting techniques to help your logo „jump off the shirt” . All of our inks are environmentally friendly, AZO free – specifically tested to insure conformance with EU laws and directives.

 

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High Density Flock

High Density Screen Printing

Flock screen printing

High density inks allows you to achieve a three-dimensional effect with sharp, well defined outlines. It’s great for making a part of the design "pop up" or for simulating the effect of a texture.

 

The three-dimensional effect of decorating with a structure of velour allows one to achieve interesting and unique results. It can be applied to both cotton and polyester, as well as baseball caps.
Gel Jets

Gel screen printing special technique

Jets special screen printing technique

This is a transparent three-dimensional layer of ink that gives a gloss effect to the substrate. Gel is perfect for creating special surface effects, for example, water droplets on a bottle.

Glass or metal jets affixed onto selected elements of a design, or the whole logo, make the shirt look fashionable and attractive.

 

 Liquid Silver  Foil

Liquid Silver special screen printing technique

Foil special screen printing techique

Gives a silver-shine metallic look. Not a mirror finish but similar to a silver coin or key. Especially looks great with a white underbase on a dark garment.

Metallic foils of different effects and colours. When used on the right design, foil can create an enchanting effect.

 

Glitter Gold Shimmer

Glitter special screen printing technique

Gold Shimmer special screen printing technique

Side A has a white underbase, side be is glitter direct on the garment. Glitter inks provide an eyecatching glint that create a rich effect. Great for accenting a design and producing an elegant look.

Side A has a white underbase, side B is shimmer direct on the garment. Shimmer is another way to add a "shiney effect" to your print. A little less flashy than glitter, shimmer inks are durable over many washes.

 

Silver Shimmer Crystalina

Silver Shimmer special screen printing technique

Side A has a white underbase, side B is shimmer direct on the garment. Shimmer is another way to add a "shiney effect" to your print. A little less flashy than glitter, shimmer inks are durable over many washes.

 

The particles from this ink vary in diameter, and cause a sparkling effect in the transparent base.
Sugar Pearl

Sugar special screen printing technique

Pearl special screen printing technique

Sparking elements in the ink magically illuminate chosen highlights of a given design.

Small sparkling elements in the ink add a very nice, elegant and delicate effect to the selected fragments of an imprint.

 

Puff Plush Effect

Puff special screen printing technique

Plush special screen printing technique

Expandable dyes. These inks expand greatly during the drying process, achieving a soft rounded, three-dimensional effect. Available for both water-based and plastisol inks.

 

Just like your fuzzy teddy bear plush effect gives a soft "furry" look. Can be combined with any color to highlight any design.
Sponge Effect Cork Effect

Sponge special screen printing technique

Cork Effect special screen printing technique

Popular in the 80's and back again. Sponge puff creates a 3D look with a squishy texture. Used in specific areas this effect can really make a design pop!

 

Give your design a tactile effect. Cork is great for adding depth and interest to your design. Also great for antique effects.

Leather Effect Caviar Beads

Leather Effect special screen printing technique

Caviar Effect special screen printing technique

Like the label on your favorite worn jeans. Leather effect offers a great way to upscale a design without the cost and labor of an actual leather patch.

These tiny transparent plastic spheres of varying sizes and colours create an intriguing effect on chosen elements of a design. Great for creating mosaic effects.

 

Glow in the Dark Reflective

Glow in the dark special screen printing technique

 Reflective special screen printing technique

A great special effect ink for parties or special promotions, such as for bars or discos.

This ink has the same properties as reflective tape, and is often applied in safety applications such as for schools, workwear, or professional services like the police and fire brigade.

 

Thermal Ink Crackle Ink

Thermal special screen printing technique

Crackle ink special screen printing technique

Hide a design in your design. This cloak and dagger ink allows you to print an invisible image that will only show up when bodyheat is applied.

Like your favorite go to T-shirt you wear first out of the wash everytime, Crackle Ink gives that vintage look of a shirt that has been worn and loved.

 

UV Glow Ink  Brocade

 

 

Glows bright under UV light (Blacklight). A throwback to the 60’s psychedelic era. A great effect in discos and clubs. Similar to glitter, this is the shiniest and brightest of all the sparkle effects. Give your design that Hollywood bling.

 

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