Beyond the Brush: Logos and Labels as Artistic Expressions in Customization

Beyond the Brush - Logos and Labels as Artistic Expressions in Customization

Do you know how many crafts are involved in custom hat making? Today, we – Aungwinter, a professional custom beanie hat manufacturer in China, founded in 1998 with over 25 years of expertise and experience in hat and garment manufacturing.

Embroidery

Embroidery

Embroidery is a craft that embroidery by cross threads on the hat, which can provide an excellent and long-lasting effect. What’s more, embroidery can show a sense of high quality and is great in wear-resistant and not easy to fade and flake. Such a craft is suitable for all kinds of hats, including baseball caps, peaked caps, etc.

 

Heat Transfer

Heat transfer is a craft that transforms images into a hat by heat transfer, this craft adopts thermal film or thermal ink and then puts the design pattern on a hat by heat transfer. Heat transfer can achieve multi-color and complex printing, and have a relatively clear and accurate image. This craft is suitable for hats made of various fabrics, such as cotton, polyester, and nylon. What’s more, the cost of heat transfer is relatively low, which makes it suitable for mass customization.

Heat Transfer

 

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a craft that uses silk screens to print images on the hat with inks, which is suitable for a large area image with rare colors. Screen printing can achieve full and plump color printing on a large scale. Therefore, screen printing is suitable for hats made with cotton, polyester, etc., and the cost of screen printing is quite low and it’s suitable for mass production.

Screen Printing

 

Other Special Crafts

 

Suede Foaming Screen Printing

Craft: Suede Foaming Screen Printing

The touch: with a soft and fleshy touch, just like the palm of a cat.

Theory: The theory of this craft is the fabric slurry becomes a stereo shape after the high-temperature expansion.

Craft Type: screen printing.

Supported Color: all colors.

Suitable Pattern: no limiting.

 

Flocking Screen Printing

Craft: Flocking Screen Printing

The touch: with a soft and fuzzy touch that is high-fashion and delicate.

Process: First, the pattern will be applied by screen printing, then adding velvet fabric, and finally after a high-temperature process to create a little bit of furry touch on the pattern.

Craft Type: screen printing.

Supported Color: all colors.

Suitable Pattern: patterns with many details or irregular patterns.

 

Fluorescent Gel Heat Transfer

Craft: Fluorescent Gel Heat Transfer

The touch: with an elastic touch that is tidy and chic.

Process: Adopted high-elastic PU fabric to make the pattern, resulting in a bright pattern. When the pattern is applied to a large area, the touch of the pattern will be much more elastic, just like soft and bouncy candies.

Craft Type: heat transfer.

Supported Color: white, silver, red, orange, blue, black, green, transparent, rose red, red wine, bright yellow, earth yellow.

Suitable Pattern: simple patterns.

 

3D Thick Plating Screen Printing

Craft: 3D Thick Plating Screen Printing

The touch: it’s soft to the touch and with sharp corners.

Process: Using a water-based thick plate, coupled with high mesh, high-tension screen-printing stencil printing, through repeated printing, increases the thickness of printing, angular to add an embossed effect.

Craft Type: screen printing.

Supported Color: all colors.

Suitable Pattern: contoured patterns.

 

Polyurethane (PU) Heat Transfer

Craft: Polyurethane (PU) Heat Transfer

The touch: with a thick, simple, and stereo touch.

Process: Using an ultra-thick three-dimensional sense of 3D thick board, thicker than a regular thick screen-printing thick board. Adopted with skinlike Polyurethane (PU) material cut by laser, the pattern is tidy and delicate, more three-dimensional than the traditional rounded corners of the thick board.

Craft Type: heat transfer.

Supported Color: black or white.

Suitable Pattern: alphabets and tidy edge patterns.

 

Luminous Screen Printing

Craft: Luminous Screen Printing

Feature: light up at dark.

Theory: Adopted with precious rare earth to make high mesh luminous powder and added highly transparent printing ink to mix. Its luminous theory is that it can save light energy in a light environment and release light energy in the form of short waves in the dark, forming a self-luminous effect.

Craft Type: screen printing.

Supported Color: green and sky blue (please note, these colors differ in daytime and nighttime.).

Suitable Pattern: casual garments, children’s garments, clothes for stages, and balls.

 

Reflective Screen Printing

Craft: Reflective Screen Printing

Feature: with a cool and strong light reflective effect under strong lights.

Theory: Adopted with the highest-level 3M reflective power, then through the light reflecting theory to make a bright reflective light. The soft glow, as if the afternoon sun shines on the glass.

Craft Type: screen printing.

Supported Color: all colors, gray is the best one.

Suitable Pattern: eye-catching patterns

 

3M Reflective Heat Transfer

Craft: 3M Reflective Heat Transfer

Feature: with a smooth and fine reflective effect.

Theory: The machine sprays 3M reflective film and adopts a laser to cut and engrave. The reflective effect is stronger, and the coating layer is finer.

Craft Type: heat transfer.

Supported Color: gray.

Suitable Pattern: alphabets, or tidy-edge simple patterns.

 

Fluorescent Screen Printing

Craft: Fluorescent Screen Printing

Feature: with an atmosphere that glows sticks bring.

Process: Adopted the world’s top pigment, Japanese DIC, it can refract bright and dazzling fluorescent colors in neon, laser light, and nightclub environments.

A great partner for stage performance – Fluorescent + T-shirt, Atmosphere Plus.

Craft Type: screen printing.

Supported Colors: yellow, green, purple, orange, rose-red, and pink.

Suitable Pattern: special fluorescent patterns.

 

Pearlescent Screen Printing

Craft: Pearlescent Screen Printing

Feature: the special texture of pearl luster, acid, high-temperature resistance, and high fastness.

Process: It is made of pearl white with pearl luster and pearl powder-like pearl pulp, which is fused with color mixing pigment to keep its characteristics and make the print with pearl-like luster.

Craft Type: screen printing.

Supported Color: all colors.

Suitable Pattern: no limiting.

 

Brushed Silver Heat Transfer

Craft: Brushed Silver Heat Transfer

Feature: with an effect of brushed silver.

Theory: Using silver Polyurethane (PU) film heat transfer technology to make the pattern with an effect and texture of the brushed metal.

Craft Type: heat transfer.

Supported Color: silver.

Suitable Pattern: printing logo.

 

Silver, Golden Hot Screen Printing

Craft: Silver/Golden Hot Screen Printing

Feature: with a texture of low-key and stylish metal.

Theory: Using the golden formula to make the silver or golden pattern with a sense of metal. The pattern is durable and the texture is high. With a luster metal texture, it’s born low-key and eye-catching.

Craft Type: screen printing.

Supported Color: golden or silver.

Suitable Pattern: printing logo.

 

Rainbow Reflective Heat Transfer

Craft: Rainbow Reflective Heat Transfer

Feature: with a colorful rainbow color.

Theory: It’s similar to the rainbow Mitsubishi mirror principle, the use of light reflection and dispersion so that the print word has different angles to present other colorful effects.

It is like a rainbow after the rain, dazzling and romantic.

Craft Type: heat transfer.

Supported Color: only for dark gray. Note: It shows dark colors and gradient dark gray color in daily life, and under strong lights, it will reflect colorful colors.

Suitable Pattern: pattern with a special visible effect.

 

Stitching Embroidery

Craft: Stitching Embroidery

Feature: with a sense of the maximalist and fashion exquisiteness.

Process: The wide next stitch with trailing leaf thread outlines dynamic geometric lines, giving the embroidery a unique sense of line and dimension.

The simple embroidery with delicate stitching gives a relaxed and trendy atmosphere.

Craft Type: embroidery.

Supported Color: all colors.

Suitable Pattern: letter logos or thin patterns.

 

Embroidery Applique

Craft: Embroidery Applique

Feature: a perfect combination of applique and embroidery.

Process: Drawing the pattern for embroidery by laser, then sewn it on the garment. The embroidery pattern is layered and the surface of the embroidery pattern is smoother.

Craft Type: embroidery.

Supported Color: all colors.

Suitable Pattern: letter logos or thin patterns.

 

Tatami Embroidery

Craft: Tatami Embroidery

Feature: thin and tensity in sewn and with a unique sewn trail.

Process: The embroidery consists of single stitches in a special arrangement, with interlocking stitches and flat and delicate stitches.

The exquisite embroidery is paired with a minimalist solid-color T-shirt, exuding a sense of high fashion. Tatami embroidery process principle.

Craft Type: embroidery.

Supported Color: all colors, the single pattern has not more than 3 to 5 colors.

Suitable Pattern: large patterns or irregular patterns.

 

In the End

In addition to the common crafts listed above, there are several specialty crafts for customization, such as laser carving, spray printing, etc. When choosing a craft, the appropriate craft depends on the materials of the hats, the designs of the images, the budget, and the personal requirements. It’s suggested to choose clarity, durability, and cost of crafts to achieve the effect of the original design.

 

All shares end here, we hope that all these can help you in customizing your hats.

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