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Take the Labor Out of your Company Branding

Company Branding

Labor Day is coming, and we have our minds on growing your great labor of love. Fall is the time for company retreats and budget meetings. It’s a time to make your brand shine as you meet with customers and make plans for next year. When you are face to face with your customer and your brand is on your shirt and on the pad of paper and the pen that you just handed him, you are the brand. Your personal touch combined with your superb customer service resonates with the logo on your shirt.

Having a great product is expected in today’s business practices, but having a great brand is often neglected. Understanding your business in terms of how your customers are recognizing you in the clutter of the market starts with understanding how your logo and image resonate through the sign on your building or the company logo embroidered into your shirt. T-shirts decrying your special events, pens left on the desk of a customer or a personal note from your company letterhead all go a long way to informing your customer who you are and what you do.

Take the extra step this year and incorporate promotional products and brandwear into your marketing strategy. Put it in the budget and get your brand into the hand of your consumers.

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Back To School, Believe It Or Not

READY FOR SCHOOL TO START?

Believe it or not. It’s almost Back To School time. And for teachers and administrators it’s time to start planning for a busy school year.

Get a head start on Back To School Basics like branded pens and pencils. What better way to get your brand into their hands?

COFFEE OR WATER?

Everybody has a beverage with them these days. Let’s face it, with the summer heat, a water bottle is a necessity.  And what better way to promote your club, business or organization with a nice water bottle or coffee mug. We can customize your choice of products to quench that marketing thirst.

EMBROIDERY OR SCREEN PRINT?

T-shirts, Polos, Jackets, Hats, Vinyl Numbering? What do you need your logo on? At Screen Images we offer full service embroidery and screen printing. Let us know what you need for your organization.

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Ready For Summer

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Beat the rush on Summer athletic printing and vinyl lettering needs. Get a refresh on those uniforms and don’t forget to celebrate your championships when you win.

Summer Camps

From staff teams to kid’s commemorative shirts, we have your summer camp needs covered. Don’t forget your organization’s pens and special gear that can all be customized with your logo and info.

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Summer Event Apparel

Summer Events can spur sales like nothing else. Make sure your brand is properly represented with custom embroidered logos or a fun T-shirt just for the event. Be Prepared for Summer!

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by a special event, be ready to Channel Your Brand.

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Handy Glossary of Fabric Terms

screen-images-catolog-cover1×1 Rib: This narrow rib has a soft, fine hand and retains its slim fit.

2×1 Rib Knit: Textured rib knit with a comfortable stretch—made to be worn alone or layered.

Anti-Pill Finish: A treatment applied to garments primarily to resist the formation of little balls on the fabric’s surface due to abrasion during wear. See Pilling.

Baby Pique Knit: A knitting method that creates a fine, small textured surface that appears similar to a very small waffle weave. See Pique Knit.

Birdseye Jacquard: A small geometric pattern with a center dot knit into the fabric.

Brushed: A finishing process for knit or woven fabrics in which brushes or other abrading devices are used to raise a nap on fabrics or create a novelty surface texture.

Casual Microfiber: Tightly woven fabric from a very fine polyester thread, usually with a sueded finish for a soft feel. Inherently water repellent and wind resistant due to its construction. 100% polyester microfiber.

Colorfast: A dyed fabric’s ability to resist fading due to washing, exposure to sunlight and other environmental conditions.

Combed: A process by which the short fibers of a yarn are removed and the remaining longer fibers are arranged in parallel order for a high quality yarn with excellent strength, fineness and uniformity.

Cool Mesh™ Technology: Similar to a pique knit but with a more open texture for increased breathability. Features a soft hand for better comfort.

Double Knit: A circular knit fabric knitted via double stitch on a double needle frame to provide a double thickness.

Dri-Mesh® Polyester: The double layer mesh construction releases heat and sweat, while maintaining breathability. 100% polyester double mesh.

Dry Zone™ Technology: A double-layer polyester fabrication that wicks moisture away from the body.

Duck Cloth: Tightly woven, plain-weave, bottom-weight fabric with a hard, durable finish that provides wind and snag resistance.

EZCotton™ Pique: Made from the highest grade of long-staple cotton, this fabric has an innovative finish that provides a consistently softer hand, enhanced smoothness, color fastness, wrinkle resistance and shape retention. 100% cotton.

Garment Dyed: A dyeing process that occurs after the garment is assembled.

Garment Washed: A wash process where softeners are added to finished garments to help the cotton fibers relax. The result is a fabric with a thicker appearance, reduced shrinkage and a softer hand.

Honeycomb Pique Knit: A pique fabric with a waffle or cellular appearance.

Interlock Knit: A two-ply fabric knit simultaneously to form one thicker and heavier ply. It has more natural stretch than a jersey knit, a soft hand, and the same appearance and feel on both sides. Commonly used in knit shirts and turtlenecks.

Jacquard Knit: Often an intricate pattern knit directly into the fabric during the manufacturing process. Typically, two or more colors are used.

Jersey Knit: The consistent interloping of yarns in the jersey stitch to produce a fabric with a smooth, flat face and a more textured, but uniform back.

Linen: A fabric made from linen fibers obtained from inside the woody stem of the flax plant. Linen fibers are much stronger and more lustrous than cotton. Linen fabrics are very cool and absorbent, but wrinkle easily, unless blended with manufactured fibers.

Microfiber: Tightly woven fabric from a very fine polyester thread, usually with a sueded finish for a soft feel. Inherently water repellent and wind resistant due to its construction.

Microfleece: Crafted from ultra-fine yarn, this lightweight, high-density fleece is brushed less than a regular fleece garment for a tight look, excellent softness and warmth. 100% polyester microfleece.

Nylon: A synthetic fiber with high strength and abrasion resistance, low absorbency and good elasticity.

Organic Perfect Weight Cotton: With the same relaxed drape and comfortable stretch of Perfect Weight, this fabric is made from certified organic cotton for a hypoallergenic and biodegradable fabric. 100% certified organic ring spun combed cotton.

Piece Dyed: A dyeing process that occurs when the fabric is in yardage form after it has been knitted or woven, but before the garment is assembled.

Pigment Dyed: A type of dye process used to create a distressed or washed look that results in soft, muted tones and a soft hand.

Pima Cotton: A term applied to extra-long staple cotton grown in the U.S., Peru, Israel and Australia. It can only be grown in select areas where the cotton is fully irrigated and benefits from a longer growing season for a softer, stronger cotton than standard cotton.

Pique Knit: A knitting method that creates a fine textured surface that appears similar to a waffle weave. Commonly used for polo shirts.

Poly-Bamboo Charcoal: Polyester fabric blended with polyester from bamboo charcoal which resists UV rays and wicks moisture.

Polyester: A strong, durable synthetic fabric with high strength and excellent resiliency. Low moisture absorbency allows the fabric to dry quickly.

Poly-Filled: A warm polyester lining found in the body or sleeves of outerwear garments. It has more loft than a regular nylon lining.

Popcorn Pique: Alternating rows of baby pique knit and a larger pique knit that resembles small circles knit closely together.

Poplin: A tightly woven, durable, medium-weight cotton or cotton blend made by using a rib variation of the plain weave which creates a slight ridge effect.

Pre-Shrunk: Fabrics or garments that have received a pre-shrinking treatment.

Rapid Dry™ Technology: Designed with a unique weave to wick away moisture from the body.

Rayon: A manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, derived from wood pulp, cotton linters or other vegetable matter, with a soft hand. Frequently used for shirts and pants.

Rib Knit: A textured knit that has the appearance of vertical lines. It is highly elastic and retains its shape. Commonly used for sleeve and neck bands.

Ringspun: Yarn made by continuously twisting and thinning a rope of cotton fibers. The twisting makes the short hairs of cotton stand out, resulting in a stronger yarn with a significantly softer hand.

Rip-Stop Nylon: A lightweight, wind and water resistant plain weave fabric with large rib yarns that stop tears without adding excess weight. Often used in activewear.

Sandwashed: A process in which the fabric is washed with very fine lava rocks or rubber/silicon balls, resulting in a softer fabric with a relaxed look and reduced shrinkage.

Sherpa Fleece: A knit terry fabric that has been brushed and washed to raise the fibers for a fluffy, plush feel. The thick terry loops stay soft and absorbent over time.

Soft Shell: A fabrication that combines the benefits of hard shell fabrics with a breathable, flexible and comfortable fabric

Soil-Release Finish: A fabric treatment that helps a garment release stains in the wash.

Spandex: A manufactured elastometric fiber that can be repeatedly stretched over 500% without breaking and will still recover to its original length.

Sport-Wick Fleece: An anti-static fleece that provides moisture wicking by releasing moisture from the inner layers.

Stain Resistance: A fiber or fabric property of resisting spots and stains. Commonly used for industrial or restaurant uniforms.

Stonewashed: A process in which the fabric or garment is heavily washed with lava rocks or rubber/silicon balls, resulting in a softer fabric with a distressed, weathered look and reduced shrinkage.

Sueded: A process in which fabric goes through a brushing process to raise the nap and give the garment a soft hand.

Taslan: A durable and water repellent nylon fabric with a slightly shiny surface, used mainly in outerwear garments.

Teklon: A rugged, stronger Taslan nylon that is water repellent.

Terry Velour: A pile weave cotton fabric with an uncut pile on one side and a cut pile on the reverse side. It has a soft, plush feel and is water absorbent. Commonly used for towels, robes and apparel.

Tri-Blend: A unique, soft blend of poly, cotton and rayon that has heathered look.

Twill: A fabric characterized by micro diagonal ribs producing a soft, smooth finish. Commonly used for casual woven shirts.

Two Ply: A yarn in which its thickness is made up of two layers or strands, adding durability and weight.

UV-Protective Fabric: A term used to refer to a fabric that resists the ability of ultraviolet rays to penetrate the fabric. Protects the fabric from fading and the wearer’s skin from UV rays.

Waffle Knit: A square pattern knit into a garment.

Waffle Weave: A square pattern woven into a garment.

Waterproof: A term applied to fabrics whose pores have been closed and will not allow water to pass through.

Waterproof Rating: The waterproof rating is expressed in millimeters (MM) and refers to the amount of water a fabric will hold before it leaks.

Water Repellent: A fabric’s ability to cause moisture to bead up and roll off a garment.

Water Resistant: A fabric’s ability to resist moisture.

Weathered Twill: A special dye process resulting in a softer fabric with a weathered appearance.

Wickability: The ability of a fiber or a fabric to disperse moisture and allow it to pass through to the surface, so that evaporation can take place.

Wicking: Dispersing or spreading of moisture or liquid through a given area by capillary action in a fabric.

Wool: Usually associated with fiber or fabric made from the fleece of sheep or lamb. The term wool can also be applied to all animal hair fibers, including the hair of the Cashmere or Angora goat or the specialty hair fibers of the camel, alpaca, llama or vicuna.

Woven: Fabric constructed by the interlacing of two or more sets of yarns at right angles to each other. Woven fabrics are commonly used for dress shirts and camp shirts.

Yarn Dyed: A term used when yarn is dyed prior to the weaving or knitting of the garment.

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