The process of vinyl printing is straight forward and cost effective. After a design has been colour separated digitally through our software, a vinyl cutter machine cuts the design directly into the material.
Our production team members then peel any excess vinyl away and prepare the transfer for printing.
The next step in the process is placing the garment on one of our professional grade heat presses. After giving the garment a pre-press to remove any excess moisture or wrinkles, the transfer is lined up on the garment using our laser alignment system for a perfect, straight placement every time. The design is then heat sealed into the garment at between 280-330° celsius. After the garment has cooled off, any carrier material is removed and the process is complete. The high quality matte vinyl that we use is rated to last at least 50 washes on a garment, many times outlasting the clothing itself. As with screen printed garments, for best results, wash on a low heat setting with the garment turned inside out, and either air dry or choose a low heat drying setting.
We typically stock between 15-20 colours of vinyl at our production facility. The final print is soft to the touch and has a silky matte finish. Last year we were very excited to introduce metallic gold and silver colours swatches that can add a shimmer to designs when requested by our clients.