STEP BY STEP PROCESS
A detailed guide of the process it takes from design to finished product.
MOCK UP & ARTWORK APPROVAL
Once you decide to proceed with an order if requested we will make an computer generated mockup of how the artwork will look on the garment, this is the best visual aid of seeing how you work is going to look.
When you artwork gets sent to us we check it over and make sure it will work for the medium you are after. Artwork needs to be approved before production time begins. For questions on submitting your artwork and file sizes please see 'sending us your artwork'
Please note when approving the Mockup or Artwork, check it very throughly as once this has been approved we are not held accountable for the approved work.
At SSWEATSHOP we our screen printing is all done the traditional and best way, hand printing. Hand printing allows us to have complete control of the work and creating an amazing end product. We work on 6 colour printing carousels allowing for a larger range of design and screen colour options.
When the artwork is finalised and you are ready to proceed we get started on making your screen, we take time and care in making our screens so we get the best possible end product. Once the screens have been exposed and dried they are ready for production. We start the production once all garments have been delivered to us either by you or the supplier.
We colour match and mix the inks along with your pigment requests and artwork. Once its all ready to go, we fire up the oven and perfectly align each screen of the design on our carousel. We test the print beforehand for colour and alignment then the printing of your design begins once were happy with the outcome of the test.
Embroidery is a unique form of garment decoration and can add a professional finish to a garment. We offer a in-house digitising service to turn your design or company logo into an embroidery ready file, we then turn your garment into custom branded look with a fashion grade finish.
We can work with up to 5 colours on our machines, as the pricing is based on the number of stitches, you avoid additional setup charges for different thread colours. We offer Cotton Tread with an array of colour options including Metallics and Pearls.
Once we have received your final artwork we begin digitising it ready for embroidery. A digitised mockup will be send for approval before we proceed with production. Once all the garments have been delivered to us by you or the supplier we begin production. We work on a 15 head embroidery machine, meaning multiple garments are done at the same time.
DIRECT TO GARMENT PRINTING
Direct to Garment Printing also know as DTG is the process of printing digitally onto a garment. Similar to how a ink jet printer works with paper, this allows a full colour range with endless options minus the screen setups. DTG printing is a quick and easy process for smaller runs that want to achieve lots of details and colour.
At SSWEATSHOP we work on the best quality DTG Printers to provide you with lasting vibrant prints even on light and dark coloured garments. We recommend Direct To Garment printing for small quantity orders, promotional event work and one off orders.
RELABELLING, FOLD & BAG
A important step if you plan on selling your designs, we offer a relabelling service. We remove the stock garment label and can replace it with your own label provided, we also are able to source custom woven labels if you request this service.
Fold and bag refers to each garment individually folded and bagged into clear poly bags and sealed. We also can attach your swing tags, stickers for the swing tags and style stickers with RRP for the poly bags. This is a shop finished look, great if you are supplying to stores or selling online.
Let us know if you are after the following service before we finish production.
When the goods are ready we will contact you and send a confirmation email. If any outstanding amount on the invoice is owing this needs to be payed before stock leaves our studio. If you require delivery we can arrange this service at a extra cost.
Pickup from our studio is possible between our business hours, when we have sent you a order completion confirmation please let us know if you need delivery or will pickup.
We offer order fulfilment services for large wholesale orders to stores based on your request. This means from your order with us we can divide the stock into deliveries directly to your stockists. Please enquire about this service.