What method of garment decoration would you choose?

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a good solution if you require a large print run over 100+. Screen printed designs wash well and can maintain the print quality for a considerable length of time.

Screen printing

Screen Printing is the best process for large designs producing a high quality finish with excellent clear definition. At Evolve Branding we can print up to 14 colours in one bespoke design giving greater scope and ability to cope with complex, colourful designs, without losing definition ensuring logos and imagery are faithfully reproduced and colours are consistent. Furthermore we can now screen print designs up to 22 inches long and 18 inches wide.

Additionally we can offer a wide range of printing effects able to produce stunning bespoke clothing. If you have a project that requires more than just conventional print, there are a range of finishes to ensure that your product stands out.

When screen printing one colour at a time is applied and therefore the cost will increase with each additional colour applied. A separate screen is required for each colour, therefore multi colour screen charges may be uneconomical if only a small quantity of clothing is required.

Finishes offered include:-
• Print discharge
• Suede
• Phosphorescent (glows in the dark)
• Glitter
• Metallic

Embroidery

Embroidery is particularly suitable for smaller designs and logos producing a high quality finish, the more stitches per square inch used the better to ensure faithful reproduction . Evolve can put up to 15 separate colour threads per embroidery design and can also produce special stitch effects that can be far more creative than people imagine. Embroidered decoration lasts well.

Embroidery services

We suggest embroidery for polo shirts, jackets, caps, fleeces and bags to achieve the best finish.
Your design is embroidered onto the garment of your choice with your chosen thread and colours.

Digital Transfer

Transfer printing is lower cost and used mainly for shorter runs but may not last as long as screen printing or embroidery. Transfer printing is a particularly popular method for decorating baseball caps for example as they are difficult to print well because of the complications involved in printing on a curved surface, but transfers for baseball caps can be printed very quickly and applied very easily, making perfect, economical promotional items.

Transfer printing

Transfer printing is also suitable for:
Lower runs
Low cost
Bags, hi-vis jackets and waterproofs
Express lead times
Garment is for promotional purposes, not lasting long

Added Extras

Evolve Branding will also take care of the following to complete the order process:
Labelling
Bagging
Order handing and fulfilment
Delivery

Never forget – the washing instructions on the garment refer to the actual garment not to the print or decoration applied.

The role of promotional clothing

Promotional ClothingAs brand marketing strategies have changed over the years the use of promotional clothing as a marketing tool has increased sharply. Among some of the factors contributing to this rise in popularity is the wide range of fashionable clothing items now available for printing and decoration, and the increasing trend to wear casual cloths to work. Printed and embroidered polo shirts sweatshirts, fleeces, t-shirts, and hoodies are now worn everyday, and provide good space for print – depending on how subtle or extreme you want the design to appear.

So now promotional clothing is an established and integral part of today’s marketing mix, proving to be an effective yet cost effective way of promoting a brand, a company, an event or special occasion to generate more and new business.

In fact some promotional clothing can become stylish ‘must haves’ in their own right, being the clothing to be seen in as well as becoming collectors items. Whilst printed garments are being worn in the community they are working for the brand, keeping the name and /or message in the public domain where it is constantly being subliminally absorbed.

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Evolve takes on more staff

Evolve branding goodsinEvolve Branding is pleased to welcome another member of staff to it’s expanding operation. Darren Eldred has joined the team as the Shipping and Receiving Administrator to deal with the increased level of traffic through their warehouse.

Camera shy Darren states that he is delighted to be joining Evolve at this exciting time and looks forward to tackling the day to day challenges involved to ensure the smooth running of the goods in and out of the Peterborough site.

Evolve Branding Makes Another Major Investment

New silk screen machinery for Evolve Branding LtdEvolve Branding continues with its commitment to a sustained growth and investment strategy. Over £100,000 worth of equipment is currently being installed as they re-arrange the factory to accommodate a brand new M&R 14 colour, 16 station carousel screen printing machine, along with a new clean burn dryer which will also reduce their carbon footprint.

This will mean increased and efficient output for high volume orders and an even greater control over the print process. This latest machine can produce a print area of up to 18 inches wide and 22 inches high. It is anticipated it will all be fully functional by mid June. This is Evolve’s fourth semi automatic screen printing machine.

Additionally the Art Department now has a new image setter, along with two new members of staff who have been employed to assist to ensure efficient processing of all orders.

But it doesn’t stop here, there are plans for further investment in four new state of the art embroidery machines in the coming months. Harvey Jeal stated ‘We are fortunately experiencing an increase in sales and we want to meet this higher demand with the best and most efficient garment decorating methods possible. Continued investment in our equipment is the way forward.’

Celebrating 25 years in business.

25yrs

Starting out in 1989 as Conway Print and Design in Peterborough, Harvey Jeal has seen many major changes as the company has developed and become the award winning garment decoration business it is today.

In the early days Harvey went on the road “getting” business. It was in this period of the late ’80s and early ’90s that the promotional garment market was really starting to take off and Evolve Branding, at the time known as Conway Print & Design, experienced steady growth. Turnover grew from £89,000 in the first year to surpass £1 million in 2008, and the company continues to grow today.

The Company was re-named Evolve Branding in 2004 and in 2009 moved to bigger premises at 20 Wainman Road in Peterborough. At about 13,000sq ft, it is more than double the size of the previous site at Wulfric Square, Bretton. The extra space has provided a number of benefits, according to Harvey. (more…)