Large Format Printing

Large format printing services Edmonton.

Our large format printers have the ability to print to a number of different media types, and they’re loaded with a contour cut engine too. This means we can print and cut your artwork to create a number of different products.

Large format digital printing process

These printers output the print files from a computer, so full colour photo-quality imaging is possible.

Materials used for large format printing

We can print to vinyl, banners, polyester, canvas and so much more.

Products that use large format printing

This printing method can be used for a wide variety of products. For example:

  • Signage
  • Banners
  • Window clings
  • POS materials
  • Vehicle markings
  • Safety signage
  • Stickers and decals
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Electronic device skins
  • Wall paper and/or wall murals
  • Removable wall decals
  • Floor/sidewalk decals
  • And lots of other neat stuff!

Let’s get started! View our custom apparel or promotional products and start designing, or contact us for assistance!

Dye sublimation printing

Dye sublimation printing for photo-quality full-colour imaging.

The product offering using the dye sublimation printing method is massive. This is also a digital imprinting method, so sublimation makes photo-quality full-colour imaging with no minimum order requirement possible.

What is dye sublimation?

We output the image to a transfer paper using a computer and sublimation printer. The image is then applied to the product to be imaged using heat tape. From there, we cook the item in a variety of heat presses or ovens (depending on the item/application itself). Using a combination of heat, time, and pressure the image sublimates from the paper to the item.

Dye sublimation limitations

This imaging method is limited to products that are sublimation ready. For dye sublimation to work, the product must be composed of polyester or coated with primer, and it must be white in colour. If the product is fabric (performance T-shirts, hoodies, etc.), it needs to be polyester (or a blend that has polyester). If the product is a hard good (ceramic coffee mug or aluminium water bottle), it needs to be coated in a sublimation primer that will accept the sublimation ink.

We can use this method to decorate polyester apparel as well as hard goods like coffee mugs, aluminium/stainless steel water bottles, coasters, phone cases, key chains, ceramic dishware (for you or your pet) and so much more.

Let’s get started! View our custom apparel or promotional products and start designing, or contact us for assistance!

Custom embroidery

Custom embroidery for your hats, jerseys or corporate wear.

Custom embroidery is different from our other decoration methods as it’s the only method we offer that is not print. We’re stitching your artwork or logo to the item or garment using an industrial embroidery machine.

Preparing your custom embroidery artwork

To prepare for embroidering, your artwork needs to be optimized. The term for optimizing artwork for embroidery is “digitizing,” which means formatting the logo so the embroidery machine can output it. Consider this a “road-map” so the machine knows where to place each stitch to create your logo in embroidery.

Some artwork may require adjustment to work with this method. We’re sewing the image with solid colours of thread, so gradients, shadows, and tonal components are not possible without some alterations. However, embroidery is a resilient decoration method that gives a high-quality, finished aesthetic.

Items that take embroidery well

Embroidery works best for things like patches, jackets, hats, and corporate wear, but T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies can all be embroidered as well.

Let’s get started! View our custom apparel or promotional products and start designing, or contact us for assistance!

Thermal printing

Thermal printing for garments and promotional items.

Thermal printing is another digital printing method that allows us to print products with no minimum order.

Thermal printing process

We can print a full colour photo-quality image to polyurethane media, and shape cut it, then fix it to the garment or item with a thermal press.

This is not the same technique as using heat transfer paper from the stationery store and applying it to a T-shirt using an iron. We use commercial grade media that’s used by many professional print houses across the world. You’ve likely got apparel in your closet decorated using a similar method and don’t even know it!

We also stock many vibrant colours of material which can be shape-cut and layered for simple one- or two-colour logos as well as personalized names or numbers.

What Materials Can be Used with Thermal Printing?

We use thermal imprinting on many fabrics and substrates: cotton, polyester, spandex, fleece, lycra, nylon, polypropylene, neoprene and so much more.

Let’s get started! View our custom apparel or promotional products and start designing, or contact us for assistance!

Direct to garment printing

Direct to garment printing for customizing printing on your apparel & promotional items.

What is DTG printing?

Direct to garment printing is a newer, digital technology that lets us output any electronic form of artwork directly from a computer. It’s sent to a printer that looks similar to one on your desktop at home, except it doesn’t print on paper. That’s right, it can print a full colour photo-quality image directly to the garment!

How does DTG printing work?

Because we’re printing directly from a computer, we don’t have to consider any artwork conversions like we would with screen printing; however, we do still want to optimize your artwork so the print will look its best. With this form of decoration we don’t need vector artwork (though we still prefer it!). We can print from a jpeg, pdf, gif, Word document, or any other electronic image. We would recommend that the image be high resolution, but if you don’t know what that means, don’t worry—we’ll take a peek at what you want to print and let you know if it will work well and look good.

Direct to garment printing limitations

Direct to garment printing has some limitations. We can only print on 100% cotton items with this method and we’ve found it works best for short runs and personalized items. There is no “press set up,” so with this method there is no minimum order and you can get just one shirt if you want.

Let’s get started! View our custom apparel or promotional products and start designing, or contact us for assistance!

Screen Printing

Silk screen printing in Edmonton for t shirts, hoodies and other apparel

Screen printing is a decoration technique that’s been around for ages. Today, we use screen printing as the most economical way to print to apparel like T-shirts, hoodies, jerseys, and more when doing medium- to large-volume orders. We have a screen print minimum of just 10 pieces with the same artwork.

We can work with any form of electronic artwork. For screen printing we prefer vector artwork; however, if your artwork is not vector based, our art department can make the appropriate conversions to be able to screen print it. With silk screen printing you have to consider that your artwork will always need to be optimized so we can literally print it through a screen!

Screen printing process

There are a number of steps in the screen printing process:

  1. Artwork optimization
  2. Outputting films
  3. Screen exposures
  4. Press set up
  5. Printing
  6. Print curing and garment fixation

Types of screen printing

On top of that, there are a number of ways to screen print too:

  • Spot printing
  • Four colour process
  • Simulated spot process
  • Screen printed transfers

And that’s just to name a few. Depending on the garment we’re printing, on we might use a plastisol ink or water-based inks.

Screen printing “special effects”

There are also a bunch of cool “specialty” and “special effects” things we can do when we’re screening, such as:

  • Puff prints
  • Discharge prints
  • Reflective ink
  • Metallic inks
  • Glow in the dark
  • and so much more!

The process can be complicated, but we’re here to help, and if you want to learn about it, we’ll do our best to educate you at the same time.

Let’s get started! View our custom apparel or promotional products and start designing, or contact us for assistance!