BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY

There a literally HUNDREDS of way you can customize your promo. Obviously, we can’t list them all – here are just a few of the more common style of imprints and customizations. Remember, here at Name Brand, we take pride in our ability to come up with creative and unique ideas that perfectly fit your brand, so although you shouldn’t limit yourself to the below, it’s a great place to start!

Screenprint

Screen printing is one of the early methods of printing. It involves the passing of ink or any other printing medium through a mesh or ‘screen’ that has been stretched on a frame, and to which a stencil has been applied. The stencil openings determine the image that will thus be imprinted.

Any surface that can be stretched and printed on is a surface for screen printing.

Beautiful cotton fabrics, silk and polyesters can all be screen printed on. Posters, signs, flyers, advertisements on buses, t-shirts and even watch dials are screen printed. Thus there are many applications of screen printing.

Embroidery

Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. Today, embroidery is most often seen on caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, stockings, and golf shirts. Embroidery is available with a wide variety of thread or yarn color.

Contemporary embroidery is stitched with a computerized embroidery machine using patterns digitized with embroidery software. In machine embroidery, different types of “fills” add texture and design to the finished work. Machine embroidery is used to add logos and monograms to business shirts or jackets, gifts, and team apparel as well as to decorate household linens, draperies, and decorator fabrics that mimic the elaborate hand embroidery of the past.

3-D Embroidery

3D embroidery is a style of embroidery where the stitched figures are raised from the surface of the work to form a 3-dimensional effect.

The process involves putting down, typically, a layer of foam rubber larger than the intended shape on top of the target material to be decorated. The shape is then embroidered on top of the foam rubber in such a way that the needle penetrations cut the foam rubber around the periphery of the shape. When the embroidery is finished the excess foam rubber is weeded (pulled away or cleaned off) from the design area, leaving the underlying foam rubber shape trapped under the embroidery stitches resulting in a stumpwork effect.

3D embroidery primarily seen on leisure wear such as baseball caps, sweatshirts and jackets. Many times the designs are used to portray company logos or team mascots.

Foil Stamp

Foil stamping, (also known as foil application) typically a commercial printing process, is the application of metallic or pigmented foil on to a solid surface by application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the surface below leaving the design of the dye.

In the process known as hot foil stamping, foil stamping machines uses heat to transfer metallic foil to a solid surface. Examples of items that are foil stamped include annual reports, pocket folders, product packaging, note cards/thank you cards, business cards, envelopes and letterhead. The foil stamp is a permanent process.

Foils come in a wide selection of colors and finishes, from the most commonly used metallic gold and silver to foils with pearlescent and holographic effects.

Liquid Chrome

Liquid chrome (also known as liquid metal) is one of our newer imprint methods we are added to our arsenal. This is a great option if you are looking for a flashier design.

The process can be applied to product such as shirts/apparel, as well as headwear. The effect is a metallic finish, that gives the impression of a “melted” metal, molded into your logo.

There is an unlimited range of color options and a wide range of different textures and pattern designs we can apply to make a truly unique item!

Leather Patch

Leather patches and suede patches give garments the appearance of high quality. Leather patches are perhaps the best way to show via a clothing tag the quality of your brand.

There are many options when it comes to the imprinting process on leather and suede. Here are a few to give your customers an idea of the possibilities: screen printing, foil stamping, hot stamping, embossing, de-bossing, color-fill, stitching and embroidery, metal plate or metal typography on leather.

Laser Engrave

Laser engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out, giving it an advantage over alternative engraving or marking technologies where inks or bit heads have to be replaced regularly.

The impact of laser marking has been more pronounced for specially designed “laserable” materials and also for some paints. These include laser-sensitive polymers and novel metal alloys.

The term laser marking is also used as a generic term covering a broad spectrum of surfacing techniques including printing, hot-branding and laser bonding.

Emboss

Embossing refers to the creation of an impression of some kind of design, decoration, lettering or pattern on another surface like paper, cloth, metal and even leather, to make a relief. In regular printing or an engraving, plates are pressed against the surface to leave an imprint. In embossing however, the pressing raises the surfaces adding a new dimension to the object.

Embossing thus makes things more beautiful than they originally are. The simplest of object can become pieces of art worthy of the highest praise by using a technique as easy as embossing. Of course, how good an embossed object looks depends entirely on the quality of embossing. Poor quality embossing can completely kill the appeal of an object. However, good quality embossing can make an object positively breathtaking.

Custom Tags

Woven labels are the most common and economical way to identify and grow your brand on your product. Woven labels have the best and biggest bang for your buck!  You can tell this from all major brands who use woven labels in the majority of their products, it can not be beat! Woven will allow you to get the finest detail in both your logo and name – you will be amazed how professional your name and brand will look.  You can place them on any and every item!