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Seasonal Staff Workwear for Cumbria & Lake District Summers

Summer time blues – and greens and reds and … Staff workwear with a splash of colour

It’s exam time and that’s a sure sign that, in just a few weeks, there’ll be plenty of seasonal and temporary student workers joining companies across the country. So staff workwear & uniform solutions that are quick & convenient are the order of the day!

A Massive Visitor Economy for Northern Attractions

That is particularly true of Cumbria – with the scenic attractions of the Lake District and the classy village pubs and cafes of the Eden Valley so big a part of the visitor itinerary. Often overlooked in this picture is the vast army of people who also service the visitor economy throughout Lancashire; the Yokshire Dales and all along Hadrian’s Wall to the North East and Northumberland. That’s a lot of staff uniforms every year!

Some of our regular Stitch & Print customers in the hospitality and adventure activity industries invest in our uniform packs, even for seasonal staff workwear. Others are looking for a quick and simple staff uniform solution that doesn’t need a lot of cash outlay.

Pain Free Staff Workwear Solutions

Enter the apron… no it’s not some old style Bruce Lee lookalike B-movie title, it’s a simple and reusable answer to staff workwear woes and worries!

PR155 waist apron in blue. ideal for hospitality, bar and hotel work in Cumbria & North West

PR155 waist apron for catering and hospitality staff in the lakes and beyond

Whether for retail, catering, event or hospitality work; a smartly-pressed, logo embroidered apron can do a great job, it needn’t be expensive and there are no sizing issues.  Our range starts from just £8 each and we’ve no minimum order quantity for the personalisation or branding.

And, as for colours, we’ve white and black and everything in between.  Dark green is a popular colour, especially for anything to do with artisan food, and the burgundy red colour has proved popular too.  If you’d like advice on what will work best with your logo, please just give us a call.

An alternative that needn’t be expensive is an embroidered T-shirt or polo shirt.

pr610 Simple stylish blue poloshirt. Classic economical staff workwear solution for hospitality and the visitor economy.

Simple stylish blue poloshirt. Classic economical staff workwear solution.

Starting at just £10 each, our embroidered polo shirts will wash again and again, keep their shape and colour and look as smart at the end of the summer as they did on someone’s first day.

So don’t worry about what to do with workwear for new starters – we can turnaround an order in as little as 5 days – just get in touch asap to get things moving.

Personalised Robes: A Tasteful Gift For the One You Love

Looking for something a bit different as a gift? How about personalised robes? These luxurious items are ideal gifts for Christmas, Mothers Day & Fathers Day! After all we can’t leave Dad out can we? For the ladies they work really well as a fantastic accessory for that girlie pamper day you’ve got lined up for your hen party!

They’re also a perfect add on for hotels & spas! Simply add in your company logo and branding to create your unique top end look & feel.

The Stitch & Print Range of Personalised Robes

tc21kimono style personalised robes decorated and supplied by Stitch & Print

Luxurious kimono style personalised robes make a superb gift for a loved one!

TC21 Towel City Kimono Towel Robe

100% heavyweight cotton.

  • Two pockets.
  • Tie belt.
  • Hanging loop.
  • Excellent absorbency qualities.
  • White or Navy
  • 2 different sizes

 

 

Man showing off the TC22 towel city bath robe in white.TC22 Towel City Shawl Collar Towel Robe

100% heavyweight cotton.

  • Two pockets.
  • Tie belt.
  • Hanging loop.
  • Excellent absorbency qualities.
  • available in 2 sizes

 

 

tc86 waffle robe is particularly suitable for personalisation with diamante designs.TC86 Towel City Waffle Robe

65% polyester/35% cotton.

  • Lightweight fabric.
  • Kimono style robe.
  • Two patch pockets.
  • Tie front.
  • Hanging loop.

The TC86 is ideal for hen party pamper days as the fabric is suitable for decorating with diamante stones to add sparkle to your weekend with the girls!

Design your own unique personalised robes with embroidery to either the breast or the back as  your imagination sees fit. With a little help from Stitch & Print our robes will solve some of your Christmas and big occasion gift headaches!

HEN PARTY OUTFITS for Wild Nights Out Before Domestication

Hen party outfits range from printed T shirts or luxurious pampering.

Before your big day – what’s your hen party outfit going to be?

T-Shirts seem to be the staple favourite for Hen Party Outfits of the wild kind! But for some ladies there’s a quieter more relaxed alternative! Luxurous dressing gowns are more the rule for these others, What’s the look you want for your big night out?

Not that long ago the words “hen party” were guaranteed to have you thinking short skirts, risque names to the back of a printed t shirt & liver damage! Add in the occasional decorated sash, some big heels, bright lipstick & dancing on tables & it’s the traditional recipe for a single girl’s last big night out with her mates.

Alternative Hen Party Outfits

Now we’re not saying that the traditional get up of the printed T-Shirt is dead – anything but! But there’s no doubt that things are changing in the world of hens!

decorated hen party outfits: T-Shirts, robes and dresses.

decorated hen party outfits range form the classic printed T-Shirt seen here to outfits designed for ultimate relaxation.

We’ve still got all of the standard T Shirt designs. Where you can either go with some simple text or add in one of our themed pictures to set the mood.

There are lots of options for printing, embroidery & diamante designs to add a bit of bling to the big night out. We’ve  also been asked for a “TOUR DATES” style shirt where the girls have more than one (or sometimes more than 6) big nights out to fit in to the pre wedding schedule.

The Pampered Hen Outfit

TC21 2012There has been a recent and growing trend towards girlie pamper days, or even weekends. Dressing Gowns & Slippers have became very popular as an alternative hen party outfit. They have the extra advantage that they can double as Bridesmaid gifts. There’s the further bonus of using them on the break as well as on the wedding morning. Pictures of your girls, all together for the make-up & hair styling are great for the wedding album! We’re able to embroider your details on them but you might want to consider diamante’s for the added wow effect.

Finishing Touches for the Hen Party and the Wedding!

How about umbrellas, just in case? We can have enough available to usher the Bride, brides Mother & Bridesmaids from the cars to the Church without a  chance of ruining a single head of hair or the hat. They can be personalised with your names & wedding details and they’re a great idea for a momento that will last almost forever. Hen party outfits will never be quite the same again!

Take a look at our main website at stitchandprint.co.uk

 

Print Gifts: Garment Printers & Beyond!

Stitch & Print have an array of techniques for creating print gifts & garment decoration. We are continually looking at the latest printing processes, allowing production of personalised one-off designs as well as larger orders on a range of clothing and other items. But it doesn’t stop there; find out a bit more about garment decoration as well as promotional products & personalised gifts.

personalised iPad case is common print gift idea

Personalised iPad case is a recent addition to the print gifts range

Print Gifts Design: The Standards And The Creative!

We have thousands of stock designs you can choose to use in our online designer via the website; Choose your design, add your personalised text & you have your item! But what if you want to use your own pictures? No problem, Our designer is linked directly to Facebook & Instagram so you can upload your pictures straight from there!

If you’re using artwork software yourself you can upload your own designs for production. If you’d like to sell your print gift designs via your own web-store then we can set up your own site for you where we will do your production for you.

Cost effectiveness is important, Prices vary depending on the colours and size of the print design & the number of garments required, We can advise you on the best process for your requirements, but lets look at some of the basics;

Gift printing Techniques

Screen-printing allows full colour designs to be produced onto a wide range of garments. It’s a versatile garment print process where Inks are applied straight to the clothing, making the process suitable for both dark and light coloured fabrics. This process is very economical for larger quantities of fifty or more garments, rather than small runs, due to the high set up costs involved.

Direct to garment printing (DTG) also involves using full colour prints directly on to the garment & is also suitable for light and dark coloured fabrics. The process is similar to screen printing, but the coloured inks are mixed during the process via a print head. DTG printing is very flexible & can allow for just one print of a design. This process is slightly more expensive but one-off prints are more economical as a result of lower set-up costs.

Transfer printing involves production by applying ink to a transfer before then applying it to the garment. This process is suitable for both one-off prints & larger runs. It’s very economical for full colour one-off prints and small batches, the only downside being a ‘patch’ style print.

The development and use of this dye transfer technology allows decoration of a range of products other than the traditional clothing range! The non garment print gift family now includes: Boots, Flags, Jeans, Umbrellas, Phone cases ….. It’s a growing list!

Lets take a look at some details:

Transfer printing (white garments) full colour designs are transferred to transfer sheets that are then applied to the garment. It’s a very light transfer using a surface film that is very flexible. The only side-effect of using this process is that the clear areas within the design are  prone to darkening over time.

Transfer printing (dark garments) full colour transfers are produced by printing onto the surface of a lightweight vinyl which is then applied to the garment. This gives a heavier feel to the transfer on light garments like T-Shirts but is a great way of producing one-off items.

Transfer Vinyl printing is the most common style of one-off garment production. traditionally a single colour vinyl is precisely cut to the desired shape or font and then heat-sealed to the garment. However the production of fashion style media like leopard & zebra print, graffiti style & textured vinyls has lifted things to a new level. Heat-sealing is suitable for most fabrics. Transfer vinyl printing is great for party tops and high-visibility work wear. The advantages of transfer vinyl printing are that it is a durable and hard-wearing form of customising a garment, as well as being very economical. However it isn’t as ‘fashion friendly’ as some of the other printing processes listed above.

gift prints: personalised iPhone cover with memorable images of painted face and baby

personalised iPhone cover

We also use transfer printing for umbrellas, mouse mats, personalised book covers & phone cases  giving you the opportunity to produce perfect personalised print gifts.

 

 

 

Gift print mugs are probably the original memorable giveaway!

personalised mugs printed via dye sublimation.

Sublimation printing is a process where the design is printed then heated. The inks migrate onto the surface of the item where it re-solidifies to form a permanent print. It’s a process suitable for white & pastel shades of suitable garments as well as mugs – It’s very cost effective in the production of one-off items.