How are Promotional Products Personalized & Printed at Crestline
Promotional Product Decorating Methods: Imprint Definitions
Screen printing, also called silk screening, requires a custom-made stencil, or screen, for each printing project. Ink is then pushed through the screen onto the material. With multi-color logo designs, a different stencil must be made for each imprint color.
The heat transfer method is like an iron-on design, in that your artwork is first transferred onto paper and is then pressed onto your promotional items with heat.
Commonly used on: Multi-color designs, t-shirts and other apparel
Embroidered logos are created by first making a custom pattern that is then uploaded onto a computer. Next, a machine stitches your design onto the promo items. Each logo color is stitched onto the items individually, until the final design is achieved.
Commonly used on: Apparel, towels, and blankets
Dye sublimation is a full color imprint process where artwork is digitally printed onto a transfer material. The artwork is then transferred using heat from the material into the fabric of the promo products. Dye sublimation allows vibrant, photo quality imprints to be achieved.