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Printing & Decorations

Learn about of the various types of decorations we offer

Tees ‘N’ More offers a number of high-quality decorative services that turn plain garments into beautifully branded pieces of apparel. Make an informed decision by learning about each decoration type before you order. If you’re not sure what kind of decoration you need, our expert technicians will work with you to determine what works best for you.

Screen Printing

What is screen printing?

Screen printing, also sometimes known as silkscreen printing, is the process of pressing ink through a stencilled mesh screen onto a substrate, usually t-shirts, to create a printed design. The thick ink lays on top of the shirt rather than soaking in and one colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.

When to use it?

Screen printing is commonly used on garments such as t-shirts and hoodies. It’s often the most cost-efficient decoration type, especially when printing larger quantities of designs consisting of only a few colours, typically under 6.

Key Points:

  • Most popular printing method

  • Cost-effective when printing large quantities

  • Vibrant colours, even on dark garments
  • Best used for designs up to 6 colours

  • Long-lasting
  • Not appropriate for printing photos 

Embroidery

What is embroidery?

Embroidery is a method used to decorate garments using a needle and thread. It involves using a machine to stitch a simple design into the fabric.

When to use it?

Embroidery is commonly used on garments such as t-shirts, polos/golf shirts, hoodies, jackets, and hats. It’s highly durable and can support the use of multiple colours. Embroidery is the preferred decoration type when you’re creating a professional look.

Key Points:

  • Great for t-shirts, polos/golf shirts, hoodies, jackets, and hats
  • Great for logos and names

  • Supports multiple colours
  • Long-lasting, highly durable
  • Not appropriate for photos or small, detailed designs, and gradients

Digital Print

What is digital print?

Digital print, or print and cut, is the process of printing an image, photo, or design with multiple colours onto a vinyl substrate which is then contour-cut and pressed onto the garment.

When to use it?

Digital print is best used for multiple colour designs, when screen printing is not an option. Digital print is the preferred method when printing digital photos/images on garments.

Key Points:

  • Great for t-shirts and hoodies

  • Most effective for printing photos and raster images
  • Supports multiple colours, including gradients
  • Most appropriate for smaller quantity orders

Vinyl Print

What is vinyl print?

Vinyl print is a decoration method in which custom-cut vinyl is applied to a garment using a heat press.

When to use it?

Vinyl print is best used for small quantity orders with non-complex designs consisting of a single colour.

Key Points:

  • Great for t-shirts, polos/golf shirts, and hoodies
  • Great for individual names and numbers
  • Supports a single colour
  • Best for small quantity orders

  • Not appropriate for photos or complex designs

Sublimation

What is sublimation?

Sublimation is a decoration method for light coloured, polyester garments where prints are heat pressed under high temperature. Ink is absorbed directly into the fabric, making it breathable.

When to use it?

Used on white and light coloured polyester fabrics to achieve a textureless, highly durable finish.

Key Points:

  • Suitable for white and light coloured polyester t-shirts and polos/golf shirts
  • Great for logos and names

  • Supports multiple colours
  • Long-lasting, highly durable
  • Appropriate for photos or complex designs

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