Techniques

Once you've chosen the perfect garment and finalised your creative requirements, it's time to decide whether you want your logo or design printed or embroidered or decorated in one of our other methods. All deliver stunning results, but one or the other will suit your purposes, clothing, order quantity and design style best. Here's what you need to know.

Screen Printing

Screen Printing is one of the most popular clothing printing techniques available in the Garment Printing industry. It’s a process which applies ink directly onto clothing and fabric using mesh screens. There are a range of techniques and inks available within Screen Printing onto clothing: Water-based Screen Printing (Eco-Friendly Option) Discharge Screen Printing Metallic Ink Screen Printing Foil Ink Screen Printing Puff Ink Screen Printing Glow In The Dark Ink Screen Printing Reflective Ink Screen Printing Jumbo Sized Screen Printing.

Embroidery

Embroidery is an excellent technique as it’s ideal for all types of garments from corporate clothing, uniforms, workwear and any other types of materials. Polo shirts are popular among our clients. But it isn’t just tops that can be embroidered on to. If your needs involve outdoor wear, in harsher conditions then you can customise a wide range of different winter work clothing and accessories such as fleeces, beanie hats, caps, embroidered jackets, trousers – you name it we can embroider onto it.

Sublimation Printing (Seam to Seam)

One of the main benefits of sublimation printing is that it allows for a full print design, meaning you can print anywhere and everywhere, so why not get creative? You could even have your favourite photograph sublimated across the entire surface of your printed T-Shirts.

Exotic Techniques

These are custom heat transfers are printed designs for applying to substrates, primarily garments such as t-shirts, hoodies and polo shirts using a heat press machine to bond the custom heat transfer to the fabric. Our custom-made, heat fusion transfers can be applied to almost any type of fabric and we offer a wide variety of finishes, including digital, rubber, applique, ink-based, glitter, foils, 3D and photo-quality. We have an extensive range of materials, you need only ask!

Custom Bespoke Clothing

When people hear “custom made”… they immediately think expensive… At GMD we provide unique custom decorated garments with the added details that make ordinary clothing really stand out from the crowd. When it comes to fashion and any sort of artistry, it's empowering to have an individual style, so we design your own clothes and turn your apparel dreams into reality.

Direct to garment printing

Direct to Garment Printing, or digital printing as it’s sometimes known, is the process of printing full-colour images onto garments. DTG printing can be used on both light and dark coloured garments. Using the latest printing technology and top quality DTG machines, we can print full-colour images on to a wide range of T-Shirts, hoodies, bags and other clothing types.

Transfer printing

Transfer is the process of printing your designs onto a special, transferrable vinyl material. We can use transfer printing for both light and dark coloured T-Shirts or any other garments. The material used for dark T-Shirts and garments is slightly thicker
compared to the white ones. The material used when printing onto white garments is transparent and therefore uses the white of the garment to
make the colours stand out whereas the base vinyl for coloured garments is white and so the colours are printed used a CMYK process on top of the
white substrate.

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TESTIMONIALS

In the few years that we have been working with GMD they have been a pleasure to deal with. They are efficient, knowledgeable, helpful and have consistently produced a range of items of good quality. We have built a trusting relationship with them and look forward to producing more great items with them in the future.
Girl Guiding

I am a Buyer who has worked with GMD for over 14 Years and throughout the time working with them they have remained dedicated to achieving an excellence service. As a company they strive to find solutions together and work in unison with the company they are working for. I feel I have complete transparency with GMD and they are fast at responding to emails.

GMD offer a design service which is excellent. The design team are efficient in working with the Buyer to create fantastic ranges All round a great company to work with.

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GMD have offered a seamless and professional service in providing LDO service teams with their new range of uniform. From our initial meeting, Robert has made every effort to ensure that all of our design, production and timeline requirements were met. Making the journey from Cardiff to London to meet us in person and has continued to exceed expectations and provide great customer service throughout the process. Our new team uniform looks fantastic. This has been a very positive experience for us and we would not hesitate to use GMD in the future, they come highly recommended. Ethos Farm/LDO
Ethos Farm / London Designer Outlet (LDO)
“Our experience working with GMD has been very much a positive one. Quick lead times with fit for purpose product and efficient account management. GMD's professionalism and problem solving ability is refreshing. Thank you for making the process a pleasant experience”
Children In Need
Working with GMD on various items of merchandise has been a pain-free process. From start to finish the communication is excellent. They listen to your thoughts and never try to sell to you an item which won’t work for your business.
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