A great way to make your design really excel is by combining Screen Printing and Embroidery together. This combination will give your garments a completely professional finish and you can top them off by completing the full customisation with our relabelling options.
This will add additional value to your product giving you the opportunity to sell them for a higher price!
Benefits of combining Screen Printing and Embroidery
This is a great option for fashion clients that are looking for something different to bring their products to the forefront of the market and offer their clients a truly special garment. By combining these two popular techniques you will be able to incorporate fine details using screen printing whilst offering the 3D effect achieved with embroidery.
Both techniques are very hard-wearing and can withstand a lot of washes. Generally speaking, if washed correctly, they will last as long as the garment itself.
Tips & Tricks for combing Screen Printing and Embroidery
Some advice to keep in mind when designing your garment for this printing technique combination is to keep it simple. The combination works best when a mix of soft plastisol screen printing inks is combined with the embroidered part sewn over the top of the ink. Remember there should be enough room to place your embroidered logo
The screen printing part will need to be done first and we recommend using only one colour or, better yet, a discharge screen print which will help keep print as soft as possible.
Make the screen print large enough with plenty of latitude so the embroidery will not distort the design. Aim to avoid small letters as these could become distorted or lost when the embroidery is applied to garment.
Recommended Garments for Screen Printing and Embroidery
Traditionally with embroidery, you would want to use a product with a heavier fabric, for example, the Gildan Heavy cotton t-shirt or a Sweatshirt or Hoodie. If you prefer to choose to work with a more light-weight product, for example, the Continental EP01, or the Gildan Soft-Style, then we suggest going very minimal with your embroidery logo or designs, as there might be a risk of distorting the fabric.
- Printed garments are more sensitive and need extra attention when it comes to washing.
- To preserve the print and the garment, it is recommended that you wash it inside out on a cold wash.
- Do not use a tumble-dryer and do not iron over the print.
- Please refer to our Wash & Care Guide here.
Still not sure?
Take a look through our case studies below. You can also call our team directly on 0207 101 9315 for more information, we're always happy to help and look forward to exceeding your expectations.
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