Decoration Types

Screen printing
Digital printing
Custom Embroidery
Tackle Twill

If you have a design or logo that you need to put on any type of garment, be it a custom t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt, or an embroidered golf shirt, we can do it! Whether you need 6 custom t-shirts for a family reunion or 100,000’s custom t-shirts for your company, we can accommodate.

From screen printing to tackle twill, Tops work wear offers a variety of design services, all done at our in house factory.

Screen printing is the most common decoration method for custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other custom apparel products. In screen printing, your custom design is exposed onto a mesh screen, washed, set up on our press then using a squeegee-type blade, the ink is passed through the screen onto the shirt. The ink is then dry cured through a conveyer dryer which raises the temperature of the ink to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

Screen printing is often referred to as silk printing because in the past, silk was the material used on the screen before synthetic mesh screen was created.

Tops work wear has automatic presses that can output over 500 prints per hour. We use only the finest quality Plastisol inks, which are free of harmful leads and Phthalates and as well ensure a vibrant colour that will not crack, chip or fade. Even after hundreds of washes, custom t-shirts made through screen printing should maintain their appeal, although we like to remind our clients that their wear and care for the custom garment will affect its lifespan.

The cost of screen printing varies by quantity and the number of colours in your design. Each time a colour is added to the design, a new screen needs to be made.

Digital Printing typically caters to smaller custom orders or orders that involve extremely detailed and colourful artwork. Tops work wear digital printing method allows you to have full-colour artwork that features a print so crisp and exact, it looks just like a photograph. In digital printing, your logo is printed onto a special media which is then weeded, masked and heat-pressed onto the customized garment. There will be a background behind your design, but we will match this as closely as possible to the garment colour. The cost of using digital printing doesn’t change based on the number of colours in your customized design, but varies depending on the size of area that needs to be covered.

In custom embroidery, your design is sewed onto our  chosen garment using a needle and polyester thread. Tops work wear uses world-standard threads and the best embroidery machines available to embroider hats, custom hoodies, golf shirts and customized jackets.

The cost of embroidery varies based on the number of stitches in a logo. The larger and more detailed the logo, the higher the stitch count will be. The average speed of our machines is 800 stitches per minute.