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Decoration

DECORATIONS

Australian Spirit designers have taken into account the many different methods of decorating or monogramming your Australian Spirit garment.

Take note of the fineness of the knit in our 100% cotton tees. This makes screenprinting an effortless way of branding your garment.

Consider too, as an example, the placement of various panels in our sporty looking designs where you can have your logo embroidered or printed to enhance your image.

The Branding of your business identity, club, organisation or team is one of the major reasons to choose an Australian Spirit garment.

Have your Brand be synonymous with a quality garment to portray the way your Brand is perceived. Our designers have taken monogramming very seriously. Today any decoration goes on anything, a far change from the not those distant days where a small chest print or embroidery was the accepted.

Splash prints, tone on tone, print/emb.combos, badges, over seam printing and foiling in abstract patterns and fonts making the opposites attract has seen Australian Spirit garments in a style, fabric and colour to suit.


SCREENPRINTING

All cotton fabrics can be easily screen printed. KoolDri™ and polyester fabrics require extra care to be taken. We recommend that a test shirt or strike off is done to check the desired effect is achieveable. We also recommend that KoolDri™ fabrics are not stacked on top of one another after going through the drier as they hold heat. Long periods of heat may cause dyes to transfer. Also a good base coat is also essential.


MACHINE EMBROIDERY

A term that can be used to describe a specially designed, computerised, embroidery or sewing-embroidery machine to automatically create a design from a pre-made pattern that is input into the machine. Auspirit recom- mend a cut away backing over a tear away, as they will hold their shape after laundering and any fine embroidery stitching from perforating the fabric.


SUBLIMATION

The basic dye sublimation process uses special heat-sensitive dyes to print graphics and text onto special transfer paper. The paper is then placed on a "sublimatable" item and both are placed into a heat press. When the heating cycle is completed, the image on the paper has been transferred to the item and has actually reformed into or underneath the coated surface. Run your finger across the surface of a sublimated plate, mug, or any coated product and you will feel nothing. The reason for this is that sublimation is always done on a polyester, polymer, or polymer-coated item. At high temperatures, the solid dye converts into a gas without ever becoming a liquid. The same high temperature opens the pores of the polymer and allows the gas to enter. When the temperature drops, the pores close and the gas reverts to a solid state. It has now become a part of the polymer. This is why dye sublimation can't be done on natural materials, such as 100% cotton. Natural fibers and noncoated materials which have no "pores" to open. This process is done on white fabric only before manafacture.