In-House Production

Our extensive range of plant and equipment not only makes us one of the largest garment decorators in Europe but also enables us to complete your entire order ‘In-House’ with no outworking required.

 

The Way we work...

Each client is assigned to a team consisting of an Account Manager, an Order Manager and an Artworker to ensure consistency of work throughout the entire process. Any garment can be re-labelled, kimble tagged and repacked to your exact requirements. At Doves we have the ability and experience to produce products to retail standards in all departments.

Screen Printing

For clients requiring high quality screen printed images, on both light and dark coloured garments, our state of the art equipment is capable of reproducing both large or small designs. We print up to 14 Spot Colours, High Quality Photo-realistic Simulated Process images & Specialty ink techniques. By using our own in house studio, our graphic artists are able to create a precise set of colour separations that will reproduce the sharpest images over long or short print runs. The inks we use are environmentally friendly and guaranteed to wash well. We are always exploring ways to enhance merchandise and promotional materials so if you require something that’s different we can talk through the best range of finishes to ensure that your products really stand out. Our current capacity for printed garments is 200,000+ per week.

  • 900,000 piece capacity per month

  • Up to 14 colours

  • Simulated Process

  • Speciality inks eg. puff, high build

  • Industry leading artwork separations & techniques

  • Sedex / Retail quality standards

Embroidery

Embroidery offers an effective solution to personalisation and is an excellent way to decorate garments, such as Polos, Jackets, Fleeces and Caps. Our state of the art machinery is capable of embroidering up to 15 garments at once, or with on-demand one-off personalisation carried out on of our single head machines. We currently stock a range of threads, including Madeira, Isacord and Sulky, so you can ‘choose any colour thread’. Our current capacity for embroidered garments is 30,000+ per week.

  • Over 100 embroidery heads with up to 40,000 piece capacity per week

  • Single head up to 15 head machines

  • Up to 15 colours inc. caps & headwear

  • Personalisation

Transfers

Ideal for vibrant multi-coloured logos, Suitable for Polyester and Nylon fabrics, hi-vis jackets, waterproofs and umbrellas. Works well on Spandex or Lycra sports and leisurewear, Digitally produced so can facilitate individual names and / or numbers. Dye-Sublimation uses traditional printing machinery in the most non-traditional of ways. It creates a ‘fusion’ of image and textile that allows fashion designers to explore new territories. Sublimation ink integrates pigment directly into fabric, achieving colourfast vibrant results without compromising the drape and texture of the chosen garment. The sublimation process begins by printing a colour accurate design onto paper and the ink then vaporises when heated and applied to material, creating a precise image of the design onto the material.

  • Screen printed, litho & digital for use on a broad range of fabrics

  • Dye-Sublimation & Direct to garment printing

  • Foil application

  • Versatile positioning, where embroidery or screen print is not possible

  • Personalisation

Other Services

  • Up to retail spec. packaging inc specialised bagging, bar code production, Metal Detection & Kimball tagging

  • Ratio & Fulfilment, fold & roll, card inserts

  • Re-labelling, woven & dye-sub labels

  • Patches & badges

Artwork Requirements
Whilst we offer a complete and total artwork service from design through to seperations, we at Doves understand that this can be a costly venture. With that in mind we have some advice and guidelines for you that will make your order cost far less and speed along the whole process.

Supplying Print Ready Artwork

We totally understand that getting print ready artwork can be difficult so please read the following information to help you:

Acceptable File Formats: eps, tiff, BMP, Jpeg, ai, pdf  

Programmes: Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and indesign.

Please supply any fonts and images that are linked or in use within the layout files of your document

Vector artwork is absolutely ideal and we love vectored illustrator files. We also ask that any images and/or Photoshop files are in RGB format, 300dpi at full size and have a transparent background.

We rather helpfully can also supply you with a range of scaled templates that have print areas, all available in pdf or MS Word format. Contact us now for support.

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Doves Print & Embroidery Ltd

The Business Centre

Earl Soham

Woodbridge

Suffolk

IP13 7SA

T: 01728 685774

Email: info@doves-online.com