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Custom Embroidered Sweatshirts

Crew Neck, Hoodies, Zippered, and much more!



Crew-Neck Sweatshirts, Hoodies and Full Zip Sweatshirts

Sweatshirts are a casual variety of soft sweaters intended for comfort purposes. Once these practical sweaters were only worn for sporting events and at home. Now, they are available in many fashionable styles and colours.  Sweatshirts are worn in a variety of public situations. Because of their comfort and fashion, they have become a popular choice of clothing. Sweatshirts are made from cotton or polyester, often of a heavy knit.  Stitchy Lizard carries crew-neck sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts often referred to as hoodies, ¼ zip sweatshirts and full zip sweatshirts.
In the early 1950's, several companies started to decorate Sweatshirts with different resort names and various characters. Today Stitchy Lizard can decorate Sweatshirts with your own logo.

Embroidery on Sweatshirts

The most common form of commercial and promotional Sweatshirt decoration is embroidery.  Embroidery is an elegant and stylish way to decorate or personalize any sweatshirt.

The digitized image is saved on disk and loaded to the embroidery machine. The machine uses the digital instructions to create your design with threads. The number of stitches that the machine needs to make, the quantity of items being embroidered, and the location of the embroidery determines the embroidery cost.  Applique is also used on sweatshirts. 

Screen Printing on Sweatshirts

Another popular decorating method for sweatshirts is screen-printing. In screen-printing, a design is separated into individual colours. Inks are applied to the shirt through mesh screens which limits the areas where ink is deposited. In most promotional sweatshirt printing, the specific colours in the design are used. To achieve a wider colour spectrum with a limited number of colours, process printing or simulated process is effective. Process printing is best suited for light coloured shirts. Simulated process is best suited for dark coloured shirts.

Screen Printing Inks used on Sweatshirts

In 1959, the invention of plastisol provided an ink more durable and stretchable than water-based ink, allowing much more variety in sweatshirt designs. Very few companies continue to use water-based inks on their shirts. The majority of companies that create shirts prefer plastisol due to the ability to print on varying colours without the need for colour adjustment at the art level.

Heat Tranfers decorating option for Sweatshirts

Another form of sweatshirt decoration is heat transfer vinyls. These allow people to make short runs of printed shirts using plotter cut vinyl that they can then heat press onto the garment. They are made in a multitude of colors, patterns, and styles.  Embroidery, Applique, Screen printing and Heat Transfers are used at Stitchy Lizard to provide you with the best quality custom sweatshirts.

Stitchy Lizard has been embroidering and screen printing sweatshirts for over 15 years. Stitchy Lizard is a Canadian Company located in Toronto, Ontario.

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