Heat Press

Here at Winners Sportswear we have two different ways of creating Heat Transfers.

  • Heat transfer vinyl, or HTV for short, is a specialty vinyl polymer that can be used on certain fabrics and materials to create designs and promotional products. It comes in a roll or sheet form with an adhesive backing so it can be cut, weeded, and placed on a substrate for heat application. Heat transfer vinyl is made in single colors and also has special options such as patterned, glitter, flocked, holographic, glow-in-the-dark, and reflective.
  • Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl is the easiest way to achieve multi-color graphics on your garment. Printed images are heat transfered onto dark or light t-shirts, sweatshirts, mouse pads, leather, and other garments. Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl allows you to print vivid logos, designs, and detail that can’t be achieved with regular Heat Transfer Vinyl.

Due to certen limitations in this process we do recommend larger, one-piece designs and avoid small intricate details and designs with many cuts

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Silk Screening

Screen printing is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a textile or garment.

Here at Winners Sportswear we offer a variety of silk screening ink options.

Caviar beads

A caviar bead is a glue that is printed in the shape of the design, to which small plastic beads are then applied – works well with solid block areas creating an interesting tactile surface.

Cracking ink

Cracking ink effect is when the ink produces an intentional cracked surface after drying. The primary cause of unintentional cracking of ink is from the ink not curing fully.

Discharge inks

Discharge inks use Zinc Formaldehyde Sulfoxylate to activate the dye in fabric to discharge from the originating fabric. Discharge inks are available in clear or colors. Cons of using discharge inks is that the process only works properly on dark fabrics that have a content of 100% cotton. Fabrics with under-dyes and fabric blends will discharge their dye to different degrees. The fumes resulting from the application and curing are pungent and strong ventilation and a face mask are commonly needed to relieve exposure. Pros to this process is that discharge is especially effective for distressed prints and under-basing on dark garments that are to be printed with additional layers of plastisol. It adds variety to the design and gives it that natural soft feel.

Expanding ink (puff)

Expanding ink, or puff, is an additive to plastisol inks which raises the print off the garment, creating a 3D feel and look to the design. Mostly used when printing on apparel.


Flocking consists of a glue printed onto the fabric and then flock material is applied for a velvet touch.


Foil is much like flock, starting with an adhesive glue or plastisol ink base layer. Foil is finished by applying a thin sheet of reflective/mirror like material on top of the screened base, then heat pressed to set. The foil substrate does not adhere to non-screened areas of the design, and the balance of the foil sheet is discarded.
Four-colour process or the CMYK colour model
Four-colour process is when the artwork is created and then separated into four colours (CMYK) which combine to create the full spectrum of colours needed for photographic prints. This means a large number of colours can be simulated using only 4 screens, reducing costs, time, and set-up. The inks are required to blend and are more translucent, meaning a compromise with vibrancy of colour.


Glitter or shimmer ink is when metallic flakes become an additive in the ink base to create this sparkle effect. Usually available in gold or silver but can be mixed to make most colours.


Gloss ink is when a clear base laid over previously printed inks to create a shiny finish.


Metallic ink is similar to glitter, but smaller particles suspended in the ink. A glue is printed onto the fabric, then nano-scale fibers applied on it. This is often purchased already made.

Mirrored silver

Mirrored silver is a highly reflective, solvent-based ink.


Nylobond is a special ink additive for printing onto technical or waterproof fabrics.


Plastisol is the most common ink used in commercial garment decoration. Good colour opacity onto dark garments and clear graphic detail with, as the name suggests, a more plasticized texture. This print can be made softer with special additives or heavier by adding extra layers of ink. Plastisol inks require heat (approx. 150 °C (300 °F) for many inks) to cure the print.
PVC and phthalate free
PVC and phthalate free is relatively new breed of ink and printing with the benefits of plastisol but without the two main toxic components. It also has a soft texture.

Suede ink

Suede ink is a milky coloured additive that is added to plastisol. With suede additive you can make any color of plastisol have a suede feel. It is actually a puff blowing agent that does not bubble as much as regular puff ink. The directions vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but generally up to 50% suede can be added to normal plastisol.

Water-based inks

these penetrate the fabric more than the plastisol inks and create a much softer feel. Ideal for printing darker inks onto lighter coloured garments. Also useful for larger area prints where texture is important. Some inks require heat or an added catalyst to make the print permanent.

High density

High density is a process which uses a type of varnish against a lower mesh count with many coats of emulsion or a thicker grade of emulsion (e.g., Capillex®). After the varnish passes through to the substrate, an embossed-appearing, ‘raised’ area of varnish is created. When cured at the end of the process, the varnish yields a Braille effect, hence the term ‘high density’.

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Want a fully printed garment with no color or size restrictions? Sublimation printing often referred to as dye sublimation printing or digital sublimation will allow you to print full-color artwork from seam to seam.

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Add a Hat or give your garment that extra element of elegance with embroidery.

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Make Club, Sponsor, or League stand out of the crowd and add that extra flair with a patch.

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Woven Lables

Make it official and put a label on it. We offer custom labeling for those that truly want to take it to the next level.

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