Screen printing provides a cost effective answer to large quantities of decoration.  It is also ideal if you wish to decorate a large area such as the front on a t-shirt.  Screen printing is most effective on T-shirts but we can also print on Polo shirts, Hoodies, Notebooks and Umbrellas.

Here at Doves we have 6 fully automatic printing machines which gives us the capacity to print over 100,000 garments a week.  Over the years we have collected a wide range of special effect inks which give a screen printed design that extra edge. Doves can provide the following effects:

Metallic, Glitter, Puff, Discharge, Phosphorescent (glow in the dark), Thermo chromatic (colour changes) printing.

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Embroidery offers an excellent solution to decorating garments which cannot be screen printed such as jackets and fleeces.  Embroidery also offers a more durable solution to personalising garments. With over 100 embroidery heads at Doves, no job is either too big or too small. Our state of the art machines can embroider up to 15 garments at once, while smaller personalisation can be carried out on our collection of single head machines. Our machines can embroider up to 15 colours, enabling us to cope with complex, colourful designs. We also use a range of threads which clients can select from or match pantones to, these include Madeira, Isacord and Sulky.

We can embroider on:

  • Polos & Tshirts
  • Caps & Beanies
  • Sweats & Fleeces
  • Jackets
  • Towels & Blankets

Need any more info. then just give us a call on 01728 685774

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Direct To Garment

With Direct to Garment printing you no longer need to worry about the number of colours within your design allowing you to design without constraints. Direct to Garment printing opens up the range of shirt sizes that can be printed without the hassle of additional setup charges, meaning you can offer your customers shirts with artwork proportioned to the size of the shirt for no extra fee.

With no minimum order fee, a one off print can work out much more cost effective as a Direct to Garment print rather than having to pay for screens and setup charges.

  • No Minimum Order Quantity
  • No Setup Cost
  • Nice print feel
  • Samples On Request

Dye Sublimation

Sublimation uses traditional printing machinery in the most non traditional ways. It creates a marriage of image and textile that allows fashion designers to explore new territory. Rather than weaving, embroidering, or screen printing a design, sublimation integrates ink pigment directly into fabric achieving colorfast, vibrant results without compromising the drape and texture of the chosen garment or canvas.

The sublimation process begins by printing a color accurate design on paper using sublimation inks. The inks vaporize when heated and applied to material, creating a precise replica of the design onto that material. This process produces unique, fashion-­forward looks that are popular with a wide range of consumers.Sublimation provides designers with an avenue for their products to be customized in an easy and innovative way.

Sublimation not only pushes the limits of design,but it also makes a lasting impression as sublimated prints never fade or chip off. Sublimation printing also offers a fast turn-­around time and in the fashion industry -­ time to market is key to staying ahead of the trends and sublimation allows you to get your product to retailers promptly.

Transfer printing is best suited when the following are required:

  • Multi-coloured logos that need to be vibrant
  • To be used on nylon fabrics - hi-vis jackets, waterproofs or umbrellas
  • To be used on Spandex or Lycra sports and leisurewear
  • Indiviual names and numbers

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Added Extras

Doves can provide little added extras to your order to give it that extra professional look.

Our services include:

  • Folding & Bagging wih heat seal
  • Re-labelling of garments
  • Waterproofing of garments
  • Bespoke clothing