Recently the animal phase has been going through like crazy with most brands printing zebra, leopard and sometimes tiger style effects to their artwork. Just to let people know in case they are looking on our website, we do have a very good quality leopard vinyl which we have been using on a lot of clients. It comes in a nice glossy finished when applied and lasts up to 60 degrees in the wash! So don’t worry if you think it might come off.
Again our guys killed it! Trapstar that highend streetbrand which everyone wants a piece of…but cant get. They recently done a full colab with square enix (creators of the newly released game Hitman Absolution) which is fair to say..a big thing in the world of streetwear and apparel and credit must be given when due.
We knew about this from a long time ago but had to keep our lips sealed not to reveal anything as you know with the trapstar saying “shh its a secret”. We produced a whole range of screen printed apparel ranging from t-shirts, sweatshirts & hoodies. A creative video was posted online to show the new products which all tied in with the famous agent number 47. As you can see from the video, this takes it to a whole new level with incredable visuals and audio and something that streetbrands havent ventured into….water.
Also to push the bounderys even further Trapstar brought in one of dubsteps finest “Benga” to produce a soundtrack for the game and if you thought the visuals you just saw was amazing check this out! As you would expect see even more pieces from the colab in the video. All of the range + more pieces such as jackets and hats can be ordered via online @ iamatrapstar.com or by going to there store in portobello road
So we are abit late to update our blog on what we have printed, but we have to! We know weeks in advance about whats going to be released from the brands we print for so we cant do any spoils and ruin the surprise. We recently done a special edition run for Playdot Apparel, something we hadn’t done in quite a while….glow in the dark!!
So how it works basically, we print the design as normal but then the design requires an extra screen, this is for the glow ink. Then a clear gel is glazed over certain parts of the design which is meant to glow and that’s it!
The glow ink recharges by just being exposed to light and the brighter the light the brighter/longer the glow comes in the dark!
Sometimes glow in the dark can make a design look cheap or tacky but Playdot had it on smash! they knew exactly what parts of the skull they wanted to glow and made it look even more menacing!
To have glow ink is an additional extra fee but when done right makes the product a million times better and obviously gets your customers going crazy as glow in the dark don’t come to often. The print run was for our premium grey sweatshirts and black t-shirts. The range is only available from playdotapparel.com
We recently done a few new pieces for the UK/USA brand L.O.M “Loyalty Ova Money” starting with their winter collection the famous beanie hat.
We have been doing beanie hats for years now and supply a very thick good quality product (some suppliers are very thin), but with L.O.M we took the embroidery to another level. Usually beanie embroidery designs are small and thin, however these guys wanted to go for a premium bold design which is rather striking and impressive at the same time. It was difficult but the finish looks great.
They come in two colourways(as you can see to the left) black with red/white text and red with a black/white text. Not entirely sure when they will be on sale but most probably when L.O.M release their new website in 2 weeks!
You can see all the pieces we print for them from www.loyaltyovamoney.com.
Its been a while since we have had time to update the blog with what we have been up to but heres a few updates.
In the summer period we had a large order to print the official crew uniform for the whole of the Nickelback 2012 tour. The design was a simple 1 colour black print on a range of coloured shirts.
All printed within a day and sent out to the tour – Job well done.
Eventually we had to do this…the big clear out. Since moving into our new factory in April we had built up a pretty nice collection of old boxes used for transporting everything which was taking up a whole load of space!
This took us a good few days to organise all of our stock so when orders come in on stock we hold within the factory, its alot more time efficiant to pull out the stock and prepare for the print.
As you can see from the boxes we have all sorts of brands from fruit of the loom, gildan, spiral direct & even a few continental boxes.
Came accross this video online which we thought was really interesting. Usualy brands dont like to show how their products are designed or how they are even made! However Drop Dead Clothing made a creative and interesting video on how the process is done from start to finish.
Its been quite a while since we have updated our blog, possibly because we have been so busy over the summer period with everything from concerts to the London Olympics! Still printing clothes as usual just these few seem to have more to it then apparel…
London 2012 Olympics
Even though it was a small part to the overall event we printed security bibs for the whole of the Sainsburys & BT team who was being guides to the event. With a very short turnaround time we still managed to get this order out during our busy period.
The order consisted of a back print & 2 front prints, with another bib with for each brand, it was a long process as it required to the machine to be set up and taken down many times. Within 2 days of the print run being started it was completed and out of our door on the way to the Olympics.
We print Hi-Vis bibs for several other companies such as builders, factory workers and over companies in the trade industry. We supply the stock – print the stock – send the stock. Job Done.
We was very happy when we received this order through Livenation for Rihanna, you cant get any bigger then that at the moment! It was a merchandise order to be shipped over Europe.
We was very pleased to receive this order and obviously shows to our other clients the quality of print we provide. This is the field we specialise in now – mass production printing for major labels. From what we was, the tiny print factory in Crystal Palace, to our new 10,000 square foot factory and a new jumbo machine on the way – things are looking up!
We recently manufactured a set of labels for a client and as you do, we wanted to show what we had done on our instagram feed. Very clean and minimal they was inspired from the world famous brand Johnny Cupcakes.
And as you can see on instagram there are thousands of people uploading photos of their Johnny Cupcakes Tees, Hoods etc but out of the blue we got a like on our photo and it was none other then the man himself “Mr Johnny”.
The client himself was very pleased that his icon had recognised his hard work as we was happy he noticed our image.
Some people are not aware that we manufacture all kinds of woven labels and assume we only print, we do so much more! Click our services tab above to find out!
Rihanna recently spotted wearing the Trapstar “Irongate” red snapback and the classic “Dreamteam” snapback.
These can be purchased from http://store.iamatrapstar.com/