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T-Shirt Printing – Everyone Wants It, We Do More Than Most!

GD05 yellow t-shirt plain ready for printing

A simple t-shirt provides a brilliant canvas to print your creative message on!

T-shirt printing gives one of the most popular and versatile garments in the world a whole new lease of life. With Cumbria based Stitch & Print’s expert embroidery and print services the t-shirt is even more versatile. We have a huge range of colours, styles & fabrics available which you can see in our web brochure.

 

T-shirts – A brief history

The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century and became very popular with the US Navy, due to it’s lightweight and comfortable fit. Over time it became more and more popular as a bottom layer with workmen in various industries such as agriculture.

P1000291 Halloween T-Shirt printing. Designs printed on a spooky black base T

Halloween T-Shirt designs printed on a spooky black base are always popular with the kids.

One of the more recent developments, t-shirt printing, has seen legions of wearers using them as a medium for self-expression and advertising. Stitch & Print can help you become part of this trend with our expertise in garment printing and embroidery.

 

 

T-Shirt Printing  for Branded Workwear

HV71 Orange Hi vis T-Shirt. Printing can also put your branding on basic safety wear.Stitch & Print can help to make your workforce look smart by adding your company branding, logo and staff names to one of our range of work-friendly t-shirts. Russell Workwear are skilled in providing functional and practical work apparel, including 100% cotton t-shirts with double layer shoulder panels for added durability. These shirts are available in a range of colours to suit your company. T Shirt printing or embroidery can be applied in a number of areas giving your brand an added degree of self expression.

We can also custom print high-visibility t-shirts in four ultra-bright colours, particularly useful for walkers, cyclists and people working in low light or hazardous environments.

A T Shirt Style For Everyone – Before We Print It!

K732 Bella Canvas Deep V-neck T-Shirt womens short sleeve in PinkStylish and fashionable t-shirts aren’t exclusive to the high street shops, and Stitch & Print have a range of t-shirt styles in stock that is second to none. You can choose from B&C, Fruit of the Loom and Gildan V-neck t-shirts in black white and many colours in-between.

For a really ‘on trend’ look you could opt for the Bella Canvas Deep V-neck, which is a very popular choice for young men. Skinnifitmen offer a long sleeved t-shirt manufactured with a blend of cotton and elastane, to give it a slim and modern fit.

We have baseball style t-shirts by Kariban, which are available in over ten contrasting sleeve and torso colour combinations. Most of the t-shirts in our catalogue are available in the usual wide range of sizes, from XS to XXL.

Those looking for a particular colour will be pleased to know that the Gildan Ultra Cotton t-shirt is available in over 60 colours, including ANSI/ISEA certified safety colours. We can customise whichever colour you choose, from serene green to cherry red!

Stitch & Print can also print and embroider a variety of female fitting t-shirts, including the Okarma 100% GOTS and Control Union certified cotton t-shirt for a soft and comfortable feel. More unconventional women’s styles are also available, such as the Longine and Flowy t-shirts perfect to wear with leggings, provided by Skinnifit and Bella Canvas.

Expert T-Shirt Customisation From Cumbria’s Favourite!

Stitch & Print offer a range of the latest T-shirt printing and embroidery options to enable you to create the perfect branded t-shirt for your purpose at work or purely for fun and leisure.  Our team of specially trained staff complete all work in-house using the best T shirt printing machines and tools in the business. If you would like an instant quote, or have a special request, please contact us at office@stitchandprint.co.uk

On Yer Bike! Sports Tops & Summer Activities

saturn yellow bike jersey

SR118 bike jersey

Now I know it doesn’t seem like it today in North Cumbria, but Summer, whilst not quite here, is on it’s way! We’ve had Snowdrops, the Daffodils are out & it’s time to get yourself out & about to make the most of the opportunities our warmer weather brings!

Stitch & Print have a wide range of Sports wear; Rugby, Cricket, Football, Netball, Hockey but there’s a wider range out there suitable for the Gym, Running & Athletics as well as Biking.

Sports Tops Alert! The Sun’s Coming Out!

For The Bikers

Large range of sports tops including jersey style cycling tops.

Jersey style sports tops suitable for cycling

Biking, be it on the road, track or mountain has really hit the headlines over the last couple of years! Britain & British Cyclists have been tasting Tour De France as well as Olympic & World championship success. It’s sparked a surge in popularity of sports tops that work well on the sweaty body of the typical bike nut! At Stitch & print we have a range of shirts & Jackets suitable for both team & individual personalisation, perfect if you’re planning on trying your hand (well, legs really!) at one of the many cyclo-sportives being run around the country.

For the Athletes

SR176F ladies enhanced high visibility running vest T

enhanced high visibility running T shirt

If biking isn’t your thing, or maybe it’s only part of what you do you might like to take a look at our range of athletics vests & t-Shirts. Available in both unisex & ladies styles & fits we’ve a wide range of options & colour schemes.

The Spiro range shown has co-ordinated shirts & jackets that will make your sports tops look professional even if you’re only doing casual fitness work.

For the Gymnasts & the Raquet players

black & orange sports vest suitable for gym workouts

K963 athletic vest

If it’s in the Gym or Squash court where you want to look smart while you do your thing look closer! We’ve a great range of sports tops & shorts incorporating all the latest advances in fabrics to make you as comfortable as possible so you can concentrate on your workout without being hindered or feeling clammy!. Take a look at the brochure on our website.

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.