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Because Bilko has many years experience in all aspects of product branding we are ideally placed to guide you through the various options available, helping you to choose the method that will exactly meet your needs. From discussing your original concept right through to our final delivery, all the work is handled in-house, guaranteeing seamless quality control and very short lead times.
See above for some of the branding options we offer.
This high definition print finish allows very accurate reproduction of complex designs. We use the best quality inks so all our prints are guaranteed permanent. Inks can be mixed to exactly match any colour with the Pantone Colour System.
The design is broken down into individual colours and a separate screen is made for each. Ink is forced through the screen on to the garment, one screen after the other until the design is complete. The garment is then put through a high temperature conveyor drier to cure the ink.
Embroidery is perceived as a very high quality finish. Our embroidery suite has the very latest equipment to achieve the best results. We have over 400 thread colours to allow very accurate colour matching.
Our embroidery studio programmes a design detailing the exact position of each stitch (a typical design may need 10,000 individual stitches). The garment is then clamped into position under the embroidery head and a series of needles then stitches one colour at a time until the design is complete. A combination of any 12 colours is possible. The cost is related to the number of stitches in the design, not the number of colours, so smaller multi-coloured logos can be excellent value.
Thanks to our ability to control the entire process in-house, we have developed this technique which combines the best features of embroidery and print to stunning effect.
Part of the design is produced by printing on to a substrate. This is then placed on the garment and the rest of the design is stitched over to give a highly effective combination of print detail and embroidery quality.
We use the latest digital technology to reproduce a logo suitable for transfer application. By going direct from the artwork file to the transfer printer we avoid much of the set-up costs that other methods require.
The image is reproduced digitally on to a transfer substrate which is then heat-applied to the garment.
3D decal badges
This is a very effective and modern method that combines the flexibility of digital reproduction with a strong visual impact.
A digital image is produced and encapsulated between a clear domed cover and a backing. This badge is then heat-applied to the garment.
Stencil cut logos can be produced in high quality 3M reflective material. This is an effective and modern finish suitable for a wide variety of garments.
The design is laser cut into the sheet reflective material. These individual badges are then weeded and heat-applied to the garment for a permanent finish.
A 3 dimensional soft PVC badge is sewn onto the garment to create a versatile and fashionable method of high definition branding. The badges are also suitable for zip pulls.
A specially made tool is injected with soft PVC to produce the badge. Up to eight individual coloured layers can be added to create the design. Suitable for sew on badges and zip pulls.
Highly reflective metallic foil can be applied to most garments. There are several foil finishes available including silver and gold and various translucent shades.
The design is reproduced on to a print screen and bonding glue is printed on to the garment. The foil is then heat-applied to the glue and peeled away leaving the foil design.
Ideal for football shirt style names and numbers.
The template is sent direct from our computer to the digital plotter which then cuts the design out of the chosen material (several colours and finishes are available). This is then weeded and heat-applied to the garment.
The very latest high resolution laser marking system is used for engraving metal products with indelible, abrasion resistent designs. The laser can produce up to 1200dpi for incredible detail.
A template is produced to guide the laser. The product is positioned below the laser head and the intense beam oxides the metal to create the design.