At Apparel Empire, we take customization to the next level where all detailing of the apparels can be customized.
Apparel Empire is a place where our esteemed clients can customize the designs, cuttings, colors, logos, fabrics, accessories and any part of the apparels.
TEXTILE PRINTING TECHNIQUES
5.1 Silk Screen Printing
Silk screen printing provides long-lasting and good quality finish for single and multiple color prints. Inks are pressed through mesh stencils to produce clear, sharp images mainly used for logos and words. This technique is commonly used as it is fast and cost-effective.
5.2 Four Colour Process or the CMYK Colour Print
When an artwork is created, it is separated into four colors (CMYK) to create the full spectrum of colors. It uses 4 screens where a large number of colors can be simulated. This technique is used for colorful or photographic prints, as it’s printing can be finer than silkscreen print.
5.3 3D Printing
3D printing is a bold and versatile material with an ability to adhere well to all fabric types. It can be applied to most fabric materials in light or dark colors. The texture feels thick and tensile with a 3D pop-out effect to demonstrate exclusivity.
5.4 Flock Printing
Flocking consists a glue printed on the fabric and then the flock material is applied for a velvet touch.
5.5 Foil Printing
Foil material gives a bright, reflective finish that looks like a colorful mirror. A screen printing process is required which involves adding adhesive glue on the material for the desired logo or design. Foil gives one of the brightest finishes and it stands out well from others.
5.6 Puff Printing
Puff printing is an additive to plastisol ink to raise the print off the garment. It creates a 3D look and feel to the design.
5.7 Rhinestone Transfer
Rhinestone transfer uses different color and size of studs, nail heads or Swarovski element to form an image. The image is then printed on the apparel by a heat transfer machine. This technique creates a unique and spectacular look.
5.8 Glitter Printing
Glitter print uses metallic flakes to become an additive in the ink base to create a sparkle effect. This technique is usually applied for gold, silver or luminous color.
5.9 Die-Cut Hot Stamping
A dry printing method involves using a heated die to create imprints on the surface. They can carry a high level of details to be transferred to the surface and may be shaped to accommodate irregularities in the surface. This technique gives a flat and permanent finish, normally advised for large quantity as there’s a die-fee inclusive.
5.10 AE Super Print
Super print is a technology that helps the fabric to absorb the print. Its main advantage is that it provides the print with the ability to print fine details effect and it stays permanent with absolutely no hand feel. This technique is usually used if our customers want both quality and comfort.
The tie-dye process typically consists folding, twisting, pleating or crumpling fabric or a garment, and binding it with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye(s). The manipulations of the fabric prior to application of dye are called resists, as they partially or completely prevent the applied dye from coloring the fabric.
5.12 Glow in the Dark Inks
Optically active pigments are used in this technology primarily on signs and in cars but of course, they are used on textile print too. They are usually screen printed but can be litho printed too. The main thing to bear in mind is that the inks don’t cover other inks very well, thus they should be printed directly on unprinted but sealed plain white/black.
5.13 All Over T-shirt Printing
It is not a type of print, but a trend of print. It allows your ideas to be displayed at their maximum potential where you can combine images, logos and colors as a whole.