In order to get design and logo printed right, you have to let the manufacturer know exactly what you want for imprints.
Basically below are common kinds of imprints.
First, let the manufacturer know which technique you want. You can choose a combination of techniques.
Determine what silkscreen ink/technique you want. Some options include:
Number of spots and position. Manufacturer needs to know whether it is a feasible spot to print. Certain prints like "All Over" prints, need special technique, like printing on uncut cloth first.
Size of image. How big is the image? The bigger the image, the harder and costlier to print
Number of colours, How many colours. Usually the more colours, the more expensive
If you have a visual, or better still, the Adobe Illustrator file, attached it with your queries.
If you want your imprints to come out sharp and precise, always have your artwork in vector form. The most popular format is Adobe Illustrator format.
b) Heat Transfer
While not generally recommended by us and not popular in Malaysia, it is still a good way to get photo realistic imprints. Certain Heat Transfer techniques are prone to crack and peel. So be warned. Similar steps as silkscreen process.
Number of spots and position. Manufacturer needs to know whether it is a feasible spot to print. Heat transfer is normally done on a ready made T-shirt. so imprints that start from the edge is difficult.
Size of image. How big is the image? The bigger the image, the more expensive it is to print. Heat Transfer paper is expensive. Anything bigger is than A4 size gets even more costlier.
Quality of image file is important. Make sure you have the highest resolution you can get.
Determine what embroidery technique/method you want. Most embroidery are just normal embroidery. But you can opt for
Number of spots and position. Manufacturer needs to know whether it is a feasible spot to embroidery. Be aware that there is a size limitation. Anything larger than 11 inches is a challenge to embroidery. That is because the hoop size of the embroidery machine is restricted.
Size of image. How big is the image? Is it full stitch (every part of the fabric has stitches)? Embroidery cost is usually determined by the number of stitches. Usually by every 1000 stitch. Eg, RM1 for 1000 stitches.
Try to limit your colours to maximum 9. Most embroidery machines can accommodate 9 colour threads at one time. Anything more will require the embroidery machine operator to change colour threads. That that could incur addition costs.
If you have a visual, or at least a low resolution picture, it will do. The design has to be traced by hand before it is ready to go.
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