Embroidery or Printing?

Direct Uniforms gives you the choice!


Embroidery is the process whereby a design or logo can actually be stitched onto a range of garments. It is immediately eye-catching, colourful and multidimensional. It adds impact and durability to your branding processes; attractively enhancing polo shirts, coats and jackets, caps, towels, bags and other items.  It is much more durable than screen printed items, sometimes even outlasting the original fabric of the item!

It is an affordable option for any promotion, especially for smaller sized designs, or if you wish to have multiple colours, or only need short run orders (e.g. for a small team or a special group occasion – up to about 20 garments).

Direct Uniforms is happy to offer you a sample to check out before you finalise your choice.

Screen Printing

Our printing machines are highly effective, technologically advanced operatives, enabling us to offer a large number of alternatives from simpler, standard prints to ones utilising full colour – up to 7 on the automatic press and 6 through the manual (which is still a rapid procedure).  We use only Eco-friendly Plastisol Inks, famous as the safest on the market.

The results, while not as tactile or visually magnetic as embroidery, are still both very pleasing and visually effective. As with all Direct Uniforms procedures, our determination to provide you with results that surpass your expectations means that Quality Assurance is always fully maintained. Our printed fabrics are always appealingly tactile as well as visually distinctive. We are proud of the results we produce for you.

If you are not quite certain of what you want, we can even assist you with designs for film separations that lead to the final high quality screen print on your items.

Digital Transfers

These crisp images are embedded into the actual fabric through heat and pressure. The process permits high resolution, finely detailed, photographic images or clear, distinctive lettering to embellish and simultaneously promote your organisation. They are particularly suited to smaller runs, and many of our customers do opt for this choice.

Sublimation Printing

This involves the dyeing of synthetic fabrics with paper prints on which the designs have been crafted with heat-sensitive inks. One key result of this procedure is that the garment feels remarkably natural and comfortable. A second significant advantage is that unlimited quantities of colour can be employed in a totally cost-effective manner.