Decoration

Footprint Promotional Advertising is dedicated to providing you or your business with exceptional promotional products and apparel for any occasion. We commit ourselves to displaying your logos, patterns, or designs to your liking on thousands of different promotional merchandise. Our mission is purposeful in the fact that we are driven to service our customers by turning your ideas into tangible items that can be showcased, shared, and enjoyed by you and others!


While Footprint has a variety of products and services to choose from to help promote you or your business, some of our most sought after are apparel decorations. To help better understand what Footprint can do for you, below a guide illustrating the uniqueness of each process of our decoration methods. Please be aware that not all decoration methods are suitable for all products. If you have any questions on any decoration methods, please reach out by our chat at the bottom of the page, email or call us at 218.740.3700.

 



Popular Screen Printing Items:
  • T Shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Backpacks
  • Flags
  • Aprons


One of our most popular personalization options is screen printing, which allows the embellishment of a logo or design onto multiple different materials through the use of ink and a pressing machine. From traditional one color to multiple colors, screen printing has a variety of options! Screen printed materials are typically soft-to-the-touch, finely detailed, and vibrant colored. 

  • Spot Color
  • Halftone
  • Neon
  • Glitter
  • Glow in the Dark
  • Distress
  • Vintage
  • Simulated 4-Color

 


Popular Embroidered Items:
  • Polos
  • Sweatshirts
  • Fleece
  • Baseball Hats
  • Blankets
  • Patches
  • Jackets
  • Stocking Caps

Another popular personalization option is embroidery, which is a fantastic choice for customizing your products and reassuring yourself that you've developed a product that will be tried-and-true and long-lasting. Embroidery involves using a needle and thread to create a raised design on apparel. Embroidery isn't just for sweatshirts or hats, either! Here at Footprint, there are plenty of different items that can be personalized to your liking. 

  • Spot Color
  • Multi Color
  • 3-D
  • Metallic
  • Monogram
  • Bean Stitch 

 

Popular Laser Etched Items

  • Fleece
  • Denim
  • Glassware
  • Keychains
  • Plaques
  • Performance Apparel
  • Tumblers
  • Cutting Boards 

Laser etching is another fantastic way to decorate a wide range of garments and promotional products. This process occurs when the laser converts light energy into heat, and precisely engraves into an item.

Combining Laser and Embroidery together is a very popular technique and brings an extra embellishment to your design. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Popular Screen Printing Items:
  • Performance Apparel
  • T Shirts
  • Jerseys
  • Jackets
  • Backpacks

 

Heat Transfer is a great alternative to screen printing for smaller orders and large designs. There are different heat transfer processes based on fabric, number of colors in your design, and use of the garment. At Footprint we can help you through the process of choosing which process would work best for your design.

Heat Transfer can be used on a wide range of garments and materials, please be aware fleece and wool fabrics do not work with this transfer process. 

  • Spot Color
  • Multi Color
  • 3M™ Silver Reflective
  • Soft Edge
  • True Edge
  • Vinyl 

 



Popular Dye Sublimation Items:
  • Tablecloths
  • White
    T Shirts
  • Flags
  • Mouse Pads


Dye Sublimation is one of the latest decorating methods and applies ink to white or light colored polyester fabrics resulting in excellent color reproduction with a soft to the hand touch. 

  • Spot Color
  • Full Color

 


Popular Digital Print Items:
  • T Shirts
  • Tank Tops
  • Sleeve
  • Performance Apparel


Digital Printing is the newest technology using high-end water based pigmented inks. This eco-friendly ink permanently adheres to the fibers of the fabric and produces a bright, vibrant, soft to the touch print. This method is great for highly detailed or vibrant designs, small orders, or individual customization. To obtain the highest quality we recommend using any solid colored garments with 100% cotton, fabrics as low as a 50/50 blend can be used but the colors do appear faded and dull. 

  • Once Color
  • Photograph
  • Vibrant Colors
  • Full Color
  • Detailed Design

  


Popular Reverse Applique Items:
  • T Shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Pillows
  • Thermal Apparel

Reverse Applique is a unique decoration technique which allows for a piece of fabric to be placed on the inside of a garment, rather than on top like Traditional Applique. After the outlines and precise details of the fabric are sewn on, a laser cuts the garment to reveal the fabric underneath. Reverse Applique is often used with the following fabric types:

  • Thermal Fabrics
  • T-Shirt Fabrics
  • Sweatshirt Fabrics

 


Popular Distressed Applique Items:
  • T Shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Pillows
  • Hats

The Distressed Applique decoration technique showcases a "worn" look on your garments of choice. This form of applique was made popular by brands such as Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch. Our Distressed Applique items are designed in such a way as to look distressed immediately, and will continue to hold the distressed appearance over time and after countless washings. 

  • Thermal Fabrics
  • T-Shirt Fabrics
  • Sweatshirt Fabrics

 



Popular Traditional Applique Items:
  • T Shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sports Jerseys
  • Hats

The Traditional Applique technique occurs when straight cut fabrics are sewn together to create a seamless, clean designs. This technique allows for the use of multiple fabrics and mediums to make a vibrant statement. 

This Applique technique allows for exceptional detail and accuracy, as well as intricate layered designs. Not only does this decoration technique have unlimited design potential, but it is also fashion-forward in the modern age! 

Some popular fabrics that Traditional Applique can be found on are listed below: 

  • Thermal Fabrics
  • T-Shirt Fabrics
  • Sweatshirt Fabrics