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Vinyl clothing printing
With years of experience and access to the highest quality materials, we use the latest technology to deliver premium quality prints that stand out from the crowd. Here are some of the reasons why you can trust us with your brand.
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No matter how big or small your business is, we can help.
Industry-leading machinery, inks and threads mean retail quality, every time.
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From day one of business it’s been our focus, it's in our DNA.
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What is vinyl clothing printing?
Also known as cad cut vinyl printing, the process of vinyl clothing printing allows you to add simple designs to clothing by applying a specially-cut vinyl transfer. It is very similar to Digital Transfer printing but vinyl printing is more suitable for designs that contain only one or two colours, rather than several.
Vinyl-printed clothing is very popular with sports teams, construction companies, university students’ unions, as well as colleges and schools. The popularity in these areas is a result of being able to have bespoke personalisation across every product, such as names, numbers or job roles.
This option is perfect for those that require fast turnaround times or printing onto non-conventional materials, such as high-visibility workwear, nylon fabrics and hard hats.
Vinyl prints come in an array of colours and are ultra-durable, ensuring a bold lasting print to help your team stand out.
Vinyl printing is perfect for...
Small order quantities
Sportswear and workwear products
The benefits of vinyl printed clothing
Vinyl clothing printing is ideal when you need a simple design printed quickly and economically. We understand, however, that it can be beneficial to weigh up the pros and cons of each decoration method ahead of making your decision. Some advantages of opting for vinyl-printed clothing include:
- Low minimum order quantity
- Produces a durable finish that does not fade easily
- Metallic and reflective vinyl (hi-vis) is available
- A great option for sportswear and coats
The disadvantages of vinyl printed clothing
Like all print methods, vinyl printing does have some disadvantages. To help you decide, we’ve listed the tradeoffs that come with vinyl clothing printing below:
- Limited colour options
- Not suitable for fabrics sensitive to heat
- Not suitable for complex designs
Unsure of which decoration method to choose? Don't worry, our experienced team will ensure you get the appropriate print method for your order.
Quality and feel of vinyl printing
Vinyl printing has a plastic or rubbery feel to it, making it a popular option for sportswear garments such as leggings, team shirts and softshell jackets. The raised surface and striking finish make it a great choice if you require your design to stand out against the garment fabric.
Good quality vinyl printing doesn’t crack or peel. Our expert team have years of experience in delivering high-quality garments and use the highest quality vinyl and industrial heat press machinery to achieve it. This allows us to produce prints that will last the lifetime of your garments.
What is the price of vinyl printing?
You can expect T-shirts with vinyl printing to cost around £9 per item. With this, you get our unparalleled approach to quality, a durable print, and a bold finish.
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Products for vinyl printing
Vinyl printing works best on products made from synthetic materials, like polyester. For the best results, we advise printing onto products with at least 70% polyester (or other synthetic fabric). We can vinyl print onto a wide range of clothing items, however, our most popular products for this process include the following:
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Frequently asked questions about vinyl printing
Your artwork needs to be in vector format for vinyl printing. We suggest providing your artwork as a vector PDF, SVG or AI file. You can read more about the right file format for your order in our Artwork Guidelines.
If you’re still not sure about the format after checking our guidelines, don’t worry; if your order is provided in the incorrect format we’ll always get in touch to let you know so we’re able to work with you to get your design into the right format.
Due to the nature of vinyl printing, it’s perfect for small volume orders and synthetic fabrics. As a result, the process is best suited for personalised jackets and coats, as well as custom sportswear. Below you’ll find a more extensive list of the most popular products and use cases within these categories when it comes to vinyl printing.
- Softshell jacket printing for workwear
- Coat printing for promotional events
- Hi-vis jackets for construction workers
- Hi-vis vest printing for teams and workwear
- Waterproof jacket printing for outerwear
- Personalised rain jackets
- Custom sports T-shirts with team logo
- Custom printed leggings with brand logos
- Custom printed performance hoodies
- Personalised sports vests for running or sports events
- Personalised sports shorts for teams
We have locations across the UK and Europe ensuring that we’re able to deliver your vinyl printed clothing, coats or sportswear no matter where you are in the world.
There is no best print process, just different methods. Each is suited to different use cases and requirements. Vinyl is great if you have a simple design and require a low minimum order and fast turnaround time.
If you need something a little bit more complex with all-over print coverage and can wait a little bit longer, then sublimation sportswear is likely a better choice.
Vinyl clothing printing is a great alternative to sublimation printing due to the low minimum order quantity requirements and fast turnaround time.
Heat press transfers are applied directly on top of the garment. They can be done using either printed transfers or vinyl that has been cut out using a plotter. The heat press will bond the transfer to the fabric.
Transfers like this are often used to apply numbers and names to the backs of sportswear and in some small runs. They may also be used when you want to achieve a certain aesthetic from your print.
Sublimation printing, on the other hand, is a very different process. It is used to achieve all-over prints.
Sublimation is a term used in science for when a material transitions from a solid-state into a gas without first becoming a liquid. If you put ice cubes into your kettle at home, the ice would first melt into water and then boil into steam. Sublimation uses high temperatures and specific pressures to skip the liquid state out completely.
Sublimation printing uses this heat and pressure to bring the fabric and ink together as one object. Your design will first be printed onto special sublimation paper and placed into the printer with the T-shirt you want to be printed.
The sublimation printer will convert the ink from the paper into a gas, allowing it to bind itself to fabric fibres. It’s a permanent process that leaves a quality finish that is less likely to fade over time as the ink is embedded within the fabric rather than sitting on top.
In short, heat press transfers sit on top of the fabric while ink in sublimation prints are contained within it.
No print method is “better” than another. We offer a wide range of different print methods because we know that each one offers its own unique advantages over the others.
Factors like the T-shirt’s fabric, the number of colours, and the order size will all influence the decision on which method to use.
That’s why we make things easy for you by choosing the right method for you. Just tell us what you need and we’ll take care of the rest.
All of our print methods are highly durable, and if looked after, will generally last the lifetime of your garment.
We’ve tested this first hand having put our vinyl prints through their paces and it’s safe to say they’re still standing up strong. If you’d like a second opinion, head over to our case studies page to see feedback from many of our happy customers who feel the same.
Yes, of course. We recommend washing according to the guidelines within the product and line drying your garments for best results and minimal environmental impact. Use a mild detergent, wash your garment inside out and allow it to air dry to increase the longevity of your product. However, if you’ve got some tough stains in your custom sportswear our article on how to wash your custom sports kit may help!
We also recommend not to iron directly over your vinyl print.
We only use the highest quality industrial heat press machinery, allowing us to produce vinyl prints that will last for the lifetime of your clothing.
If you want to find out even more about vinyl printing you may find the following blog posts a good place to start.
When done properly, both will usually last for several years. However, screen printing will typically last a bit longer as it can typically endure more wear and tear that comes with wearing and washing.
Behind the scenes
You can get a behind the scenes look at all of our market leading print technology in the video below.
How many products do you need?
We keep things simple, just select the quantity you need below, and our experienced team will ensure you get the appropriate print method for your order.
For print, embroidery & blank garments, our Online Shop is the fast & easy way to order. Every order (of any size) is checked by our print experts ensuring the best results every time.
If you require a quote for 25 or more items, head this way. Whether it's for bulk t-shirt printing, or embroidered workwear we can help.
Need commercial volumes? Get in touch with our team, and join some of the world's biggest brands who rely on us for their branded clothing.
Want to use a specific print process?
If purchasing custom printed garments, our system will use a number of variables to calculate the best and most appropriate production process. This keeps things nice and easy for you, and ensures you don’t have to spend years gleaning the knowledge of a printer before making your order. Your order is then checked over by our expert team, ensuring the most appropriate process has been assigned and that your artwork is in the suitable format. Please note all of our print processes are of the highest quality and durability, so perfect for whatever you need. If you do require a specific print method to be used, you’ll find details on how to do this & more information here.
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