Application Methods

Here at Futurform Workwear we love producing your workwear with your branding on it. Using two of the most popular decoration methods; embroidery and transfer print, we will ensure your uniform looks great when representing your company.


By far our most popular decoration style! The logo on your screen first needs to be "digitised"; mapped out for an embroidery machine based on the intricacies of a logo & its colours. From there, the appropriate thread colours are chosen, if required a sample stitch out is produced, and once approved, your order is put on embroidery machines that read the final digitised file and embroider your logo to its exact specifications.

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When to Use Embroidery as a Decoration Method

Embroidered logos typically look best on t-shirts, polos, jackets, fleeces, woven shirts, caps, and bags, but this is a truly versatile style of decoration.

Embroidery is Ideal for…

  • Custom Polo Shirts & T-Shirts
  • Custom Hats, Beanies & Visors
  • Custom Jackets & Outerwear
  • Custom Sweatshirts & Hoodies
  • Custom Backpacks & Bags
  • Custom Embroidered Towels & Blankets
  • Much more

Benefits of Embroidery as a Decoration Method

  • There is an added texture to the design.
  • The product does not need to be laid flat like in printing, making embroidery suitable for hats and bags.
  • The intricate design evokes a high perceived value and sense of professionalism.
  • More durable and resistant to damage from washing than most decoration methods.

Drawbacks of Embroidery as a Decoration Method

  • The number of colours used in the design is limited to the thread colour options and prices typically increase with additional colours.
  • Embroidery is only a suitable decoration method for fabric.
  • Embroidery machines can struggle with small lettering or fine details in the design.


Heat Transfer Printing

If you have ever used an iron to press a decal onto a shirt then you know the basis of heat transfer, but our method is exceptionally more advanced. The digital heat seal decoration method utilises regulated heat and pressure to thermally bond graphics onto a material’s surface.

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When to Use Heat Transfer as a Decoration Method

Heat transfer, also known as digital transfer printing, is a great decoration choice if you are looking for affordable design options with unlimited colours. Great decoration method if you require a vibrant and crisp logo design to standout.

Heat Transfer is Ideal for…

  • Custom T-Shirts & Polo Shirts
  • Custom Activewear & Sports Apparel
  • Sweatshirts & Hoodies
  • Custom Backpacks & Bags
  • Custom Teamwear
  • Team Uniforms

Benefits of Heat Transfer as a Decoration Method

  • Minimal setup costs.
  • Affordable individually personalised decoration, such as sports uniforms.
  • Allows for finer details and smaller text than embroidery.
  • Heat transfer is available in many different finishes and styles.
  • Environmentally friendly.

Drawbacks of Heat Transfer as a Decoration Method

  • Large logos and designs tend to be more expensive than other design methods.
  • An image does not last as long as some other decoration methods, such as embroidery and the printed area is not very breathable.
  • Unable to use an iron on the printed area of the garment.
  • Should not be done on certain synthetic materials that can’t be exposed to the high heat from the iron.
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