We can put graphics on almost anything
Screen printing, also known as silkscreen printing, is mainly a decoration for apparel or surfaces. We frame the screen in position over the garment or item to print, and a thick layer of ink is then applied to the product. Then we place the garment on a conveyor belt through a heat tunnel to cure the print. Screen printing does not crack, fade or peel, and will last the life of the garments.
Embroidery is an elegant and stylish way to decorate or personalize any garment or embroidery-friendly item. The digitized image is saved on a disk and loaded to the embroidery machine. The machine uses digital instructions to create your design with threads. Digitizing is the process of taking an image of your logo and converting it into stitches using specialized software developed especially for the embroidery industry. At Ricart, we also offer specialized embroidery techniques such as Puff Embroidery, Appliqué, Reverse Appliqué, Wool Stitch Effect, Pattern Fill, Patches, Sublimated Patches, and combinations of embroidery with other processes.
Deboss & Emboss
With this decoration method, we use a metal-engraved die and pressure and temperature to mark your logo into the fabric, which will not fade or wash away. It is a vibrant look on textiles and an excellent alternative to traditional decorating techniques. An item can be embossed or debossed if it has a surface area that lays flat and access to the layer directly behind the decorated surface. We can emboss/deboss any logo up to 14” by 14”.
Debossing: This is when the logo is pressed into the fabric. The black artwork elements show what will be pressed into the fabric.
Embossing: This is when the logo is not pressed into the fabric, but rather the areas surrounding the logo are pressed, with the logo becoming a “negative” element of the design.
Simply put, laser etching is a process whereby a laser burns away the surface of a substrate to create a permanent marking. Laser etching does not add colour to the fabric. It is the scorch that gives the design colour. Most materials burn several shades darker than the original fabric colour. Because of this, the mid-range coloured garments usually show off laser etching best. In addition, the laser can be used for hard-to-decorate locations, such as sleeve edges or collars. Laser etching can create a unique presentation of a logo that’s difficult to counterfeit.
Heat pressing uses heat and pressure to attach a coloured or printed vinyl material onto fabric permanently. It is excellent for items that need personalization (such as team uniforms) and small runs where screen printing isn’t practical or cost-effective. We use premium quality vinyl to minimize the feel of the vinyl while still producing the desired colour and brightness. We offer two types of vinyl heat pressing; one way is standard cut vinyl available in an assortment of colours, the second is white vinyl with the artwork printed and a custom cut around the edge of the design.
Direct to Garment (DTG printing)
Direct to garment printing (or DTG printing) applies specialized textile inks directly into the fibres of the clothing that is being printed. DTG prints can look as good or better than traditional apparel printing processes, such as screen printing. You can’t feel the design on the garment, like in screen printing, since the design is printed into the fabric of the apparel; however, with printing on dark garments, an underlay of white needs to go down first, making the printing feel a little heavier. Technologically, direct-to-garment printing offers excellent advantages over conventional printing and makes those intricately detailed prints, either in volume or one at a time, affordable for our customers.
Do you dream of putting your graphic on something we haven’t though of yet? Call our sales team, we are always looking for new products to brand.
Meet the Design Lab
Our design Lab is open 24hrs/365 days to be able to customize and design your own apparel. If you need artwork you will have some designs to pick from and put together or you can use your own artwork.