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Garment Decoration Explained

There are many garment decoration processes we use on our clothing ranges and offer to our customers.

The following offers a brief insight and explanation to what these decoration garment methods are.

Bling

This is the application of clear / coloured rhinestones or coloured rhinestuds to a garment using heat.

The rhinestones/rhinestuds create a sparkle/glitzy look on garments – the designs really catch ones eye.

Flock

Flock is a printing technique where the design is cut from a coloured textured foil and then pressed onto the garment under high heat. A flock print has a velvety, fuzzy surface. The flock is somewhat thicker than flex, which causes the design to appear slightly elevated from the shirt and results in a plush feel. The colours have a soft glow to them.

Flex

Flex is a printing technique where the design is cut from a coloured foil and then pressed onto the garment under high heat. It is similar to how the names, numbers and sponsors are printed onto football shirts.

Reflectra

This is similar to flex, but when a photograph is taken (with the flash on) or in bright light the Reflectra changes colour to a bright silvery colour. This allows some great effects and designs that only come to life when photographed with a flash on.

Special Flex

This is exactly the same as normal flex printing, except special flex can be shiny, glittery or holographic and often colourful. 

3D Flex

This flex is like normal flex, but when it is applied to the garment using heat, it expands and becomes raised above the surface, creating a 3 dimensional appearance.

Embroidery

This is were a design is created on a garment using different coloured threads and a number of tiny small stitches to make up the design.