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The solution for Workwear, Safety Footwear, PPE, Embroidery and Print in Derby

Compass Apparel Logo

Find us : Unit 2, The Brian Clough Centre 222 Cotton Lane Derby Derbyshire DE24 8GJ

Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Embroidery & Print

IMAGE ISN’T EVERYTHING – BUT IT’S NOT A BAD PLACE TO START

We are often told that people look, assess and make up their minds about you in a few seconds.

This is understood by most organisations. To show an image of credibility and confidence to Customers, staff presentation is of real importance. Identifying a person with workwear embroidered or printed with the company logo is now standard practice.

If you have any queries on garment decoration please talk to us.

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EMBROIDERY

WHAT IS IT? Embroidery is sewing a design or logo into a garment using a specialised embroidery machine.

WHAT TYPE OF GARMENT CAN IT USED ON? Poloshirts, sweatshirts, T-shirts, formal shirts etc. Embroidery is good for most garments but not all.

PROS: In many cases embroidery looks more attractive, up-market and professional than printing.

CONS: Not suitable for some types of garment. Can be an expensive option for long runs or budget garments.

SETUP, PUNCH OR DIGITISE COSTS: This is the cost of converting artwork into embroidery format. Digitising has a significant effect on the quality and look of the finished design. Compass Apparel have our own in house digitising using the Wilcom E3 system which allows tuning designs to match fabric and garment types. Artwork can be accepted in most formats.

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CADCUT TRANSFER PRINT

WHAT IS IT? Designs/logos are cut from textile PU/PVC film using a plotting machine, then applied to the garment using an industrial heat press.

WHAT TYPE OF GARMENT CAN IT USED ON? High Vis vests and jackets, poloshirts, sweatshirts, T-shirts, etc.

PROS: The cost effective solution for small runs of simple designs from small left chest to large back sizes.

CONS: Maybe not be suitable for more complex and multi-colour logos.

SETUP COSTS: If artwork is supplied in a vector format then there is normally no set-up costs.

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TRANSFER PRINT

WHAT IS IT? Transfers are produced by screen printing or digital printing onto release paper. These are then applied to the garment using an industrial heat press.

WHAT TYPE OF GARMENT CAN IT USED ON? High Vis vests and jackets, poloshirts, sweatshirts, T-shirts, etc.

PROS: Good from simple to more complex and multi-colour designs and logos. A good solution where a customer does not want to stock large quantities of printed garments but would prefer to call off small quantities with minimal lead time.

CONS: Not cost effective for a one off small run. Screen printed transfer costs are dependent on the number of colours, print size and quantity.

SETUP COSTS: Normally no separate set-up cost is applied. Artwork can be accepted in most formats.

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SCREEN PRINT

WHAT IS IT? Printing directly onto the garment.

WHAT TYPE OF GARMENT CAN IT USED ON? Mainly T-shirts but can be used on High Vis vests and jackets, poloshirts, sweatshirts, etc.

PROS: A cost effective solution for long runs of large designs. OK from simple to more complex and multi-colour designs and logos.

CONS: Not cost effective for small runs.

SETUP COSTS: The set-up costs are for producing the printing screen. Each colour in the design needs a separate screen. Artwork can be supplied in most formats.