Decorating technique using needle and thread.

Good to know 

- Creates a three-dimensional effect on fabric. 

- More durable compared to printing. 

- Embroidery can be applied to a wide range of fabrics.

-Embroidery offers a sense of quality and professionalism, making it perfect for corporate apparel.

Popular products include workwear, sportswear and promotional clothing 

Laser Engraving

Decorating technique that uses laser beams to etch designs onto different materials.

Good to know 

  • Engravings are often durable and resistant to wear.
  • Faster than other decoration options.
  • Ensures consistent results across multiple items. 
  • Leaves a high-quality finish.

Works best on leather, powder-coated metal, and wood products. 

Full Colour UV Printing

Decoration method that uses ultraviolet light to cure premium inks onto surfaces.

Good to know 

  • Can be used on a wide range of materials.
  • Offers vivid and rich colours for eye catching designs.
  • Not as durable in the long-term on materials that need to be regularly washed such as steel and glass drinkware compared to laser engraving. 

UV can be used on almost any material and is a great way to make your branding pop 

Foil Blocking

Decoration method that uses heat and pressure to apply metallic or coloured foil onto surfaces.

Good to know 

  • Creates eye-catching designs. 
  • Enhances branding to make it stand out.
  • Can add a touch of luxury.

Works best on paper, card and leather. Foil blocking is often applied to packaging materials like boxes for a premium feel. Available in gold, silver & copper.

Screen Printing

Decoration method where ink is pushed through a mesh screen onto a surface to create a design.

Good to know 

  • The ink used in screen printing is durable and resistant to fading. 
  • It can be applied to a wide range of materials but is most commonly used on fabrics, metal, glass, and plastic

Natural materials such as cotton & cotton blends are the most popular choices when choosing screen printing as they tend to absorb the ink better.

Flex Transfer

Technique that involves heat pressing vinyl material onto fabric.

Good to know 

  • Solid colour Flex allows for vivid and bright colours.
  • A full-colour process can be used for detailed artwork and gradients 
  • Transferred designs are durable and resistant to fading.
  • Faster and more economical than embroidery.

Flex Transfer can be applied to a variety of fabrics but is most commonly used for larger runs of fabric products such as shopping totes, bags, jerseys, and other activewear.