Here at Taco, we are a one stop shop! From creating a design from scratch, to turning pre existing designs into designs ready for all different types of services. The perks of having our Art Lab in house is that the communication between you, your sales rep and Art lab are quick and simple. Our art lab can create logos for you or take a low quality design and make it hi-resolution.
Digital Heat Printing (DHP)
Digital Heat Printing (DHP) is the newest and latest way of printing for apparel and accessories. It provides high-end and longest-lasting graphics. Unlike other forms of printing, you won’t be limited to design effect options. DHP even allows you to do ombré effects and won’t lose any details on your designs. There also isn’t a maximum number of colors like traditional prints! That means the designs are endless! Not only are designs endless, but the options to put DHP on are endless…
Direct To Film (DTF)
DTF stands for Direct To Film. This technique involves printing your design directly onto a film and then transferring it to a T-shirt made of cotton, polyester, or other blends. This method is great regardless of the items color, as it can work with white ink.
Embroidery is a more elegant look than the other processes. That elegance provides a high-quality product with a long-lasting life. To begin with, each custom design created for embroidery must be digitized, traced out, and finally, turned into stitches using specialized software. Embroidery is one of the most popular choices for our clients.
Screen printing is a printing technique where a mesh and stencil is used to transfer ink onto an item. This process works, because the stencil actually stops ink from going anywhere but the intended area of the design.
Sublimation is a process that has been around for a long time. It was developed originally to print on plastic parts and items for the awards, and specialty printed items industry. It has since been used on plastic tiles, sheets of plastics, acrylics, awards, gift items, etc. The process is different from most methods of printing because the pigments that are used are specifically designed to bond to plastic or polyesters on a molecular level. We currently offer sublimation for promotional items only.
Vinyl is a tried and true process that has been around in the custom apparel business for dozens of years. It offers a quick and inexpensive way to produce names, numbers, and other images. Vinyl is typically sold as a single-color media. The media is then placed inside a machine and a razor is used to cut out the outline of the image. Vinyl allows for glitter and glow-in-the-dark colors. Vinyl is a popular and inexpensive option.