Embroidery is the process of sewing or stitching a design or logo onto fabric. Most printed logos or designs can be turned into stitches using a computerized process called digitizing. Embroidery is our specialty here at The Monogram Company with in-house digitizing and production. The process is commonly used for corporate apparel, team apparel and nicer promotional products and gifts. Pricing is based upon size and complexity of the design as well as the quantity of garments.
Screen printing is the process of creating images by forcing ink through a fabric screen onto the surface to be printed. This process is commonly used on items such as t-shirts for team apparel, give-aways and event promotions. For larger runs, it is generally a less expensive process than embroidery. Pricing varies based upon quantity of garments, colors and locations.
Direct to Garment Printing
Direct to garment printing, also known as DTG printing, digital direct to garment printing, digital apparel printing, and inkjet to garment printing, is a process of printing on garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The two key requirements of a DTG printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and specialty inks that are applied to the apparel directly and are absorbed by the fibers. Although slightly higher in price, direct to garment printing gives you the option to print vibrant and multiple colored logos. Pricing varies based upon quantity of garments, colors and locations.
Sublimation is the process of creating images using heat-activated inks that have the ability to bond with polyester or acrylic surfaces. Sublimated images are extremely soft, washable, and scratch/fade resistant because the image is protected within the surface. Sublimation is a great process to use to get a full color imprint at an affordable price on smaller runs. Pricing varies based upon quantity of garments and size of imprint.
Heat transfer printing is a method of transferring a desired pattern via heat onto a substrate. Heat transfer printing requires a specially formulated heat transfer printing ink and heat press. Heat transfer printing is used for multiple applications. Manufacturers use this method to create banners, signs and displays. It can also be used for ceramics, ski and snowboard designs, T-shirt and other apparel designs, among other applications. It is a great way to add numbers, names and logos to sports apparel. Pricing varies based upon quantity of garments and size of imprint.