Fabric technology for branded polo shirts is constantly developing which means greater options for the end user.
- Hi tech moisture management micro polyester fabrics which include a number of choices: mini waffle; mechanical stretch ottoman; needle out; tech mesh; eyelet mesh; plain interlock; mechanical stretch single jersey.
- Classic fabrics which include a number of weave options including the rich waffle; ottoman; modal or poly cotton piques.
Branding on Polo Shirts: What you NEED to know
This depends on a number of factors such as the material of the garment, the logo or artwork, the number of colours in the artwork and the quantity of garments.
Supacolour: A reasonably new and cost-effective way of branding. The colour is produced digitally producing photo quality art and high detail. The images can have millions of colours without the costly setup fees and can be positioned anywhere on the garment.
Screen print: ideal for branding apparel as large print areas are possible and is ideal for large solid areas of colour. Close PMS matches are possible on white or light coloured apparel.
Screen printed transfers: Instead of being directly screen printed onto a polo shirt the design is printed onto transfer paper then applied with a heat press. They can be single or multicolour and heat applied in seconds to any number of clothing items. This process uses the same inks and processes as other types of screen printing but produces equivalent quality and is more economical for small runs.
Embroidery: An excellent way of branding polo shirts as it has a higher perceived value and a depth of branding quality which other processes cannot match. Embroidery uses a rayon thread which is stitched into the product which gives the finished image a slightly raised effect.