About SP Workwear
Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire SP Workwear provide embroidered and printed workwear clothing to businesses of all shapes and sizes throughout the UK
We help companies stand out from their competition and enhance their corporate identity through branded clothing & uniform. From a simple one off t-shirt print for a window display to a whole host of decorated garments for a show or exhibition SP Workwear can help.
If you need help to decide whether embroidery or vinyl print would work best for your logo or type of event just ask. We can advise the best solution depending on the application your branded clothing will be used for. We can also help suggest to best garments for your industry or business.
Why Choose SP Workwear
Service Is Key
We know it’s difficult to order branded clothing online so we’re always available to help. If you have any queries at all just call us on 01628 308810.
We work with all types of industries from small sole traders and t-shirt enthusiasts to Global corporate companies – no order is too big or small.
If you’re in a spot of bother and need something in a hurry, just give us a call. We’ll always do our best to try and help.
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Embroidery is a large part of our business and one of our best selling items is the embroidered polo shirt, a functional favourite of many businesses and organisations. So that we can brand clothing with your logo we need to digitise your logos and designs which then allows us embroider clothing in great detail. Ideal for workwear, embroidery is long lasting and looks great. If you are looking at personalising each garment differently embroidery may not be the best solution. Similarly, if your design has small detailing or text then it is worth looking at alternative solutions.
Our specialist machines enable us to print full colour logos and text onto various types of garment media. The finish is very vibrant and long lasting. Printed vinyl clothing is great for jobs like printing shirt sponsor logos onto football shirts and training tops. Unlike embroidery and screen printing, with printed vinyl clothing there are no set up costs so small quantities, as well as large quantities, are not a problem. Sponsor Logo Printing If you are part of a sports team or group with sponsors then vinyl printed clothing is the best way to apply the sponsor’s logos to your clothing. We use special media vinyl that blocks out the colour of the garment so the logos ‘pop’ and look sharp and are easily visible. For example, if your sponsor’s logo is a white colour and you have a dark striped garment our specialist vinyls will ensure that the striped garment does not show where the sponsor’s logo is printed onto the top.
Cut Vinyl Decals
Cut vinyl is extremely vibrant and an easy way to personalise a garment. Available in many different colours and textures, cut vinyl decals are great for team tops, band t-shirts, stag do clothing – unlike printed vinyl, standard cut vinyl is 1 colour. You can layer colours on top of one another but is mainly used in 1 or 2 colours. This is a great way to produce personalised clothing in small or large quantities.
Dye Sublimation Printing
Dye Sublimation is a process where a garment (100% polyester) absorbs the dye at a certain temperature. The design is then part of the garment, not on top like a screen print, and this process means you can print full colour logos and photos onto clothing. The garments still retain a ‘cotton-feel’ because the design is part of the fabric. The limitations are that the garment ideally needs to be 100% polyester and needs to be white or a pale colour as the process does not use white ink – any areas of the design which are white would show as the colour of the fabric. Dye Sublimation is a great solution for small quantities of items with full colour photos or logos on t-shirts or running vests featuring sponsor logos, charity names, etc.
When a large quantity of clothing is required, screen printing is usually the most cost effective method. This involves the application of a ‘paint’ like ink that is passed through a mesh screen and onto the clothing or garment. Ideal for large quantities and small numbers of colours in the artwork. In order to complete a screen printing order we would need vectorised artwork so we can separate the colours in the logo. This is because each colour in the artwork requires a different ‘screen’ for the ink to pass through. For more information or to get a screen printing quote call us on 01628 308810.
Direct To Garment (DTG) Printing
We also offer DTG, or Direct-To-Garment printing on t-shirts. This is a great solution for anything from 1 item to a few hundred, particularly where there are multiple colours or photographic designs as the artwork is printed directly onto the fabric with no screen or setup fees involved. It only tends to work on high cotton content fabric (min 80% cotton).
Digitising is a term that describes taking a logo or design and converting it into a format that an embroidery machine can understand. Not only does it contain the shapes and colours that make up the logo but it also contains stitch information such as stitch patterns, stitch density, stitch directions and more. It is extremely important to get this right when converting a logo for embroidery. Digitising is a specialist process that is not usually undertaken by graphic designers as the software that is needed is very specialised and completely bespoke to embroidery. A standard graphics package such as Photoshop or CorelDraw does not have the capability of inserting stitch information into a design. We offer digitising services and usually sample the design onto a piece of cotton prior to any clothing branding. We also make adjustments where necessary at no extra charge.
With access to over 100,000+ different promotional products we can help promote your business with branded merchandise. We also have direct contact with factories in China allowing us to achieve competitive pricing as well as bespoke branding solutions depending on your requirements. Our standard promotional products include items such as: Pens, Water Bottles, Lanyards, USB keys, Umbrellas, Notebooks, USB Chargers, Mugs, Keyrings, Tote Bags, Travel Adapters, Thermal Flasks and much more. Some of our bespoke solutions have included: Branded suitcase tins, branded energy drinks, custom shaped stress relievers, bespoke video cards and more. Having worked with customers of all sizes across the World supplying promotional products for their trade shows, events and staff we can help with any size enquiry.
Storage & Distribution
Depending on the size of your organisation we also offer key account services; from online ordering portals for easy regular ordering to warehousing and distribution. For some customers we keep stock of their regular workwear & uniform so they can ‘call off’ items they require when a new member of staff joins the team. This allows for an efficient turnaround of uniform when required. For other customers we store their branded clothing and distribute to employees, partners and customers across Europe as and when required.
Printed Signage & Banners
We also print & cut wall signage for various applications – from signage for walls and glass to large printed posters for A-Frames and PVC banners for outdoor use. Whether you need individual cut letters for a window display or a large PVC banner to promote your business or latest event we can help.