Combining embroidery with screen printing isn’t something you see often The Office Dwight and Michael Coat shirt . But if you’re looking to break out of the traditional corporate look, consider combining these two decorative techniques for a custom look.
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Combining soft plastisol screen printing with embroidery sewn right over the top of the ink The Office Dwight and Michael Coat shirt . This look is achieved when the soft plastisol becomes a part of the fabric due to its soft hand, so that it would be like embroidering onto a normal substrate. Keep your pattern simple, and create plenty of latitude for the eventual placement of your embroidered logo. Avoid using logos with really fine text but also keep in mind that you don’t want to choose a logo that’s too big where the garment won’t be able to accommodate the condensed design. Traditionally with embroidery you would want to use a heavier fabric that’s going to hold the thread together like our top-selling fashion fleece. If you choose to work with jersey, we suggest going very minimal with your logo and designs, as fine lines work well with our Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton jersey. Screen Printing has more flexibility when it comes to design colors. Custom inks can be used, and even created, using customized pantone colors. This allows for the use of more vibrant colors, and the ability to find and use colors that match the original design accurately. Neon, spot color, glitter, and metallic specialty ink effects are also possible to use with Screen Printing. Artwork and logos that ‘pop,’ with clean and crisp lines, really shine with this process.
Digital Printing is generally more beneficial to use for photographic designs. This printing method does not use a screen. Instead, designs are transferred to a garment using a machine similar to an inkjet printer. This has benefits and disadvantages. The major benefit is that a digital printer can transfer highly detailed designs accurately. The greatest disadvantage regarding color is that Digital Printing machines use only 5 base colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black (CMYK) and White. These can be combined to create a wide range of colors, but custom colors such as metallic ones and very vibrant neon colors cannot be created, since those are actual spot colors specially formulated and do not rely on CMYK mixing. Artwork with natural colors, photographs, and skin tones are usually best handled using this printing process as well. If you want artwork with neon colors, Digital Printing will tone those colors down because of the limited CMYK color spectrum.