We offer every print solution imaginable at Chancellor Creative. If it can be printed, we have you covered. Listed below is a quick overview of print services and techniques we handle on a regular basis. If your specific printing needs aren't listed here, please contact us to discuss the specifics of your project and we’ll put together a free customized quote.
OFFSET: A technique that transfers an inked image from a plate to a rubber surface and is then rolled onto paper. This is the most common printing method for high volumes.
DIGITAL: A simple process that uses toner or liquid ink. This is typically used for lower quantities and variable printing.
SUBLIMATION: A process where waxy ink is heated to a pre-set temperature that is high enough to allow the ink to vaporize and instantly bond with a special type of paper.
LETTERPRESS: An age old technique that creates an impression by pressing a metal type into paper.
FOIL: A heat-pressing technique that stamps a foil image to a printed design.
SCREEN: A common process that involves pushing ink through a woven mesh stencil. The stencil opening creates the space through which the ink will penetrate to create the design. Ink is pushed through the mesh stencil, pulled by a fill blade or squeegee, onto the product surface and then dried to ensure that the ink cures and adheres to the textile.
DTG: Direct-To-Garment is the current go-to technique in which a special printer directly applies the ink onto the garment with inkjet technology. Direct-To-Garment uses specialty water-based inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.
SUBLIMATION: The apparel version of this technique includes the process of printing onto a special sheet of paper, and then transferring that image onto fabric. The ink is heated until it disintegrates into the corresponding fabric. This dye-printing technique allows designs to be displayed “all over” the printable area.
FOIL: The apparel version of this technique involves the print being applied to garments in a two-step process by first applying your design using an adhesive ink. Foil is then applied and heated. After the heating process, excess foil is removed, leaving only your shiny design.
EMBROIDERY: A very common technique of using a needle to apply thread to a garment. The process begins with a design that has to be "digitized" which is the specialized process of converting two dimensional artwork into stitches.