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A
Artwork
Artwork is what you send us to print on the garments. Simple artwork with one or two colours is FREE. However we may have to charge if the artwork is very complicated or involves a great deal of work.

C
CMYK
Abbreviation for cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black).

Contrast Hoodie
Contrasting colours on the inside of the Hood and on the flat drawcords.

D
Direct to Garment Printing (DTG)
DTG printing is a fully digital printing method that allows you to print complex designs directly onto your garments.

E
Embroidery
Embroidered Clothing looks and feels a little more special than printed clothing. Embroidered designs can be produced in small or large amounts and once the initial Jacquard has been made then the design can be repeated at a later date quite simply.

F
Fairtrade
Fairtrade garments that are registered to international standards of ethical manufacturing such as Fairtrade and the Fair Wear Foundation.

Flock
Flock is used in the heat pressing process to decorate garments, mainly t shirts.

G
Garment Care
All our clothing has been pre shrunk, however please ensure that the washing instructions are followed and never BOIL any of the garments. The ink used is colour fast but like all plastisol based inks must not be Ironed. Damage will be caused to the design if these instructions are not followed. Always Iron the Printed Logo from the inside.

GSM
The standard measurement for weight and quality of fabrics is grams per square meter, abbreviated as GSM.

H
Heat Press
A heat press is used to apply vinyl to garments, mainly hoodies and t shirts.

Hoodie
A jumper or sweatshirt with a hood.

J
The Jacquard
A Jacquard or digitisation is a design that has been transferred from the graphics package on the PC to the Embroidery machine and therefore is stored electronically for future use.

K
Kangaroo pouch pocket
A small hidden pocket ideal for iPods and phones.

L
Left hand breast
An area on a garment where printing or embroidery is often done. Logos are usually placed here.

O
Organic
Organic garments are popular and we have our own dedicated area for organic and fairtrade only products. We use the same decorating techniques on organic and fairtrade clothing as we would do on any other garment.

P
Pantones
A system for matching colours.

S
Screen Printing
Screen printing is the way to apply colour to a t-shirt, polo shirt or hoodie by using ink. This method has been used for many years.

Small orders
Our small order department can handle 1 to 5 garments.

T
Transfer Printing
Is the method of printing designs on to high quality transfer papar then applying this to the garment.

V
Vinyl
Vinyl film can be cut into many different designs then applied on to a garment using a heat press. Generally t shirts and hoodies.

W
Weeding
Is when you remove the unwanted vinyl from designs by hand.

Wicking

Wicking is defined as moisture movement by capillary action. In the case of clothing it is referring to the technical fabrics that feature in special wicking clothing and how they can remove sweat away from your skin and on to the surface of the clothing where it can be removed by the elements such as evaporating.

WRAP certified clothing
WRAP is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the certification of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world

X
XL
Extra large size of garment.

XXL
Extra extra large size of garment.

Z
Zoodie
A zoodie is like a hoodie but with a zip down the front of the garment.

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