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Embroidery – The logo solution from School Uniform to Industrial Workwear

Stitch & Print invested heavily in top of the range industrial, automated embroidery processes that have been developed specifically to address quality, efficiency and cost, using the latest machine technologies to deliver cutting edge embroidery services.

embroidery

automated machine embroidery

Our advanced production, industrial quality, technology provides consistent results time after time. Driven by world leading production software we’re geared up to provide high quality embroidery with quick turnarounds…embroidered with care, speed and precision.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the embroidery we provide for your order, Whether it’s a one-off embroidered Teddy Bear for a childs Christening or a run of a hundred fleeces for your latest sales promotion we’ll treat your order with the same care & attention.

Embroidered workwear

Embroidered Workwear is fast becoming one of the most important ways to improve your company’s image & visibility. Whether it’s having your staff readily identifiable on site, or whether they’re walking down the street the presence of your logo on their Workwear is in the public eye and advertising your business.

Because we specialise in working with smaller SMEs, we can add your logo, name and job title to anything from trousers to caps, polo shirts to jackets without breaking your bank! Doing this also provides you with a constant and cost effective source of advertising.

Minimum Quantities

We have a minimum order of just a single piece!

Turn around

We work on a target of seven days. But e have been known to work miracles…….

 

So when you’re looking for an embroidery company – you should call us first!

 

Garment Printing; What’s the best option?

There’s a myriad of garment printing options available and each one has it’s pros & it’s cons. The key is getting the right process for your particular job & requirements. Whether it’s a one-off design or a large volume orders on a variety of garments we aim to give you the best option at our disposal.

there's a lot to consider in garment printing

T-Shirt printing

Screen-printing

Full colour designs can be printed using screen-printing, a very versatile print process. Inks are directly applied to the garments, and this process is suitable for both dark and light coloured fabrics. This process is very economical for larger quantities of fifty or more garments, rather than small runs, due to the high set up costs involved. We screen print in house.

Direct to garment printing (DTG)

Direct to garment printing also involves using full colour prints directly on to the garment, and it is also suitable for light and dark coloured garments. The process is similar to screen printing, but DTG printing can allow for just one print of a design. This process is somewhat more expensive but one-off prints are more economical as a result of lower set-up costs. We DTG print in house on white & light coloured garments (colour restrictions apply) which is a fantastic way to get short runs & personalised one off garments produced.

Transfer printing

Transfer printing involves applying ink to a transfer before then applying it to the garment. This process accommodates one-off print runs and is available for coloured garments. Transfer printing is highly advantageous for full colour one-off prints and small batches on to dark garments, the only downside being a ‘patch’ style print. We produce transfers in house.

Transfer printing (white)

Again full colour designs are transferred to transfer sheets that are then applied to the garment. This process is different to standard transfer printing, and is suitable for white, and natural cotton coloured garments. The ‘patch style’ print for lighter garments is much lighter weight than the one required for the coloured ones. The only side-effect of using this process is that the white areas within the design are prone to darkening over time. With the installation of our DTG option this process is a lot less relevant than previous.

Transfer Vinyl printing

In transfer vinyl printing a single colour vinyl is precisely cut to the desired shape or font and then heat-sealed to the garment. Heat-sealing is suitable for most fabrics. Transfer vinyl printing is great for party tops and high-visibility work wear. The advantages of transfer vinyl printing are that it is a durable and hard-wearing form of customising a garment, as well as being very economical.

Designs

What comes out of the print process can never be better than what is put in…….. If your design isn’t up to the job you’re sure to notice it on the garment. Luckily we have tens of thousands of stock designs to choose from on our website. If you have your own design that can be used no problem at all, The best solution is a vectorised, print-ready format with a transparent background & minimum of 200 dpi resolution.

If you download artwork from the internet please be aware of possible copyright infringements. If we can see an obvious, or possible, infringement we’ll point it out to you and won’t produce anything we know to be legally dubious. Any design that is supplied by yourself is produced in the belief that you have the rights to have that image reproduced.

Costs can vary depending on the colours and size of the print design, garment quantity & colour. We can advise you on the best process for your requirements.

Regatta Dover Plus Jacket

Regatta Dover Plus Jacket

OK, So we never saw that one coming……. Regatta have done the unthinkable, Improved the top selling, Regatta Dover Jacket. How? By adding the Regatta Dover Plus Jacket to the range!

So, what is it that makes the difference between the Regatta Dover Jacket and the new Regatta Dover Plus Jacket?:

Regatta Dover Plus

The new Regatta Dover Plus Jacket

Fabric: The Dover Plus jacket features the Regatta Isotex® 10000 four way stretch polyester outer shell which is both waterproof & breathable.

Waterproof: The Regatta Dover Plus jacket features

  • Waterproof with taped seams.
  • Windproof and breathable.
  • Concealed, detachable hood with adjusters.
  • Drawcord collar adjuster.
  • Full length front zip with inner storm flap and chin guard.

Warmth: The Dover Plus features

  • 210 series anti-pill Symmetry® fleece lined body and collar.
  • Thermo-Guard® insulation in sleeves.

Features: The Dover Plus features

  • One right chest zip pocket.
  • Two front zip pockets.
  • One tear release internal pocket.
  • Adjustable cuffs.
  • Part elasticated hem

Size Range: Available in adult sizes from small (37-38″ chest) up to 3xl (49/51″ chest)

Colours: Currently available in Black, Navy & Oxford blue.

Price: With a standard price of just £59 including embroidery of logo to the jacket breast it’s a step up from the original Dover Jacket,

So there it is! How you improve the perfect jacket!

Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Introducing The Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

New for 2017 The Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket, available in both a unisex & ladies specific fit, is an ideal solution for the cold & wet days of Winter.

The water repellent outer shell is backed up with a waterproof & wind resistant inner membrane backed with a micro fleece layer affording protection from both the weather & the cold.

Specification:

Three layer woven soft shell XPT has a 96% polyester/4% elastane outer, and comes with an impressive range of features:

  • ATL durable water repellent finish.
  • Waterproof and wind resistant membrane.
  • Breathable.
  • Polyester fleece backed.
  • Full length zip with inner storm flap.
  • Panel detail on right chest.
  • Right chest zip pocket.
  • Two front zip pockets.
  • Open cuffs.
  • Adjustable hem.
  • Branding on back neck and zip pulls.

Colours:

Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Regatta Octagon ladies jacket

black (black inner),

navy (seal grey inner),

Oxford blue (black inner),

Seal grey (black inner)

classic red (black inner).

Sizes:

Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Regatta Octagon jacket

Unisex sizes, small, mrdium, large, extra large, 2xl, 3xl & 4xl available in all colours across the range.

Ladies sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and size 20, again, available in all colours across the range

 

 

 

 

Guide Prices:

Typically £35 (inc VAT) including left breast embroidery, Contact us to discuss your requirements

To view our wider range of soft shell jackets & body warmers please visit our online brochure section of our website.

Your Logo – it has power ……. It says a lot about you!

Why do we put logo’s on our work clothing? It doesn’t sound like a difficult question to answer, in fact there are numerous answers! But lets just take a while to consider just a few, why you’re doing it and how to get the best result from it:

Identification: Probably one of the most important reasons for putting your logo on your staff uniform or workwear. You’re people need to be identified when they’re at work, from customers knowing who works in the shop (they’re not always behind a counter) to identifying Which company that tradesman is working for on site, Identification is a major issue nowadays.

Your logo identifies you at work

Lets get right to one of the biggest issues here; You want to stand out! Think about where you’re staff are going to be seen & how to get exposure for your business brand.

Face to face? That’s easy, logo on the breast so it’s in front of people approaching you & talking to you.

Mobile around an area? Be it a waitress, a shop floor worker or a window cleaner (one of my favourite examples) consider which parts of you are going to be seen; A window cleaner usually has his back to everyone so it’s a great idea to have a logo there, where it will be seen. 

Visibility: If you’re doing a trade show or event it makes sense to get as much exposure as you can, With the increase in visibility comes a return on your investment and it’s crucial you get the best return on your money.

Advertising; Now the press won’t like this one too much, but traditional advertising is a game of diminishing returns. Higher costs, falling audiences & consumers who are jaded by being bombarded with papers, emails, text, flyers. You need to keep the fact you’re in business out there but you don’t want to alienate potential customers.

Rugby shirt with logo

Every time you, or a member of your staff, walks past someone in the street your business identity passes before their eyes; take a walk, wearing your uniform, down your High Street & keep an eye on how many people glance at what’s embroidered on your shirt – you’ll be surprised!

Think about what your customers can do for you. We all know word of mouth recommendations are the best advertising you can get. You don’t pay for it and no matter how much you tell people what a great job you’re doing, if it comes from an independent source someone knows it’ll carry a lot more weight.

We do a lot of garments as promotional gifts for our customers, Jackets, fleeces, Beanie hats, all the stuff people will wear because who doesn’t love a freebie? If you’ve a hundred customers wearing a hat with your company name on there they’re advertising for you every time they wear it that’s a colossal reach, at very little cost, and it’ll still be working for you one, two, three years down the line.

Image: If you think I’m going to let a plumber, builder, electrician etc. loose in my house who’s got holes in his pants & mastic all over his clothes you’ve got another thing coming! The image you present to customers sets the tone for the work you’re going to complete for them. So get off on the right foot by presenting a clean, smart professional image for your business. There’s hundreds of competitors out there and as the saying goes “You only get one chance to make a first impression”

Health & Safety: Probably one of the first reasons that comes to mind, but considering the above, not necessarily the best reason for that business expenditure. Yes, people need to be protected, kept clean & safe, but before begrudging the expenditure in providing staff uniforms or workwear consider the benefits to your business.

 

So we’ve got a little bit about why you do it, next we’ll talk about how to do it………