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Types of Imprint Methods

Which imprint processes are best for your promotional needs?


Screen Printing


Direct to Garment


  • Your vector logo needs to be digitized (converted for needle & thread)
  • Up to 12 colours – no extra charge
  • Size of embroidery & thread count affect the price
  • Low minimums
  • Great quality reproduction of your logo on outerwear, golf shirts and caps

Screen Printing

  • Your vector logo inked onto the garment and then cured in an oven
  • The number of colours and the number of locations affect the printing price – each require a screen setup.
  • Screen Printing will last longer then the garment
  • Minimum Order: 24 units


  • Your vector logo is printed onto a vinyl decal and heat pressed onto the garment
  • Great printing process for 4-colour images
  • Minimum Order: 12

Direct to Garment

  • Direct to Garment (DTG) is a method where a printer directly applies the ink onto the t-shirt with inkjet technology.
    It involves a special printer, which prints the ink directly onto the garment in the desired design.
    DTG uses specialty inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment.
  • It’s like photocopying your logo onto the garment instead of paper
  • Colour is a bit faded – not crisp
  • Great printing process for small quantities printed in full colour
  • Minimum Order: 12

Debossing / Embossing

Pad Printing

Laser Etching

Hot Stamping

Debossing / Embossing

  • Your logo is die-struck into a 3D metal plate and pressed into the material in the same 3D image
  • Tone-on-Tone
  • Best printing process for leather garments
  • Minimum Order: 6

Pad Printing

  • A unique printing process using flexible silicone rubber pads to transfer an inked image from an etched plate, onto the surface of a product.
  • This process allows for printing on odd shaped products.
  • Pad Printing is used on most items in the Swag-Industry like pens, water bottles, key tags.

Laser Etching

  • Your logo is burnt into the product – laser beam heat into wood, fabric metal or glass.

Hot Stamping

  • Your logo is pressed onto the product using coloured foil & heat.
  • There are colour & imaging limitations.
  • Mostly used on vinyl and plastic products.

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Frequently Asked Questions

q: Why deal with the Swag Guy?

    Over 35 years in the Promotional Products Industry working with small, medium and large sized organizations.
    Affiliated with one of North America’s “Best Companies” in the Promotional Products Industry. Access to all Talbot Promotion’s resources like graphic design, product searches and volume pricing.
    I will work with you to ensure my pricing will fit your Budget… I call it “Fair Pricing”.

q: What format should I send my artwork/logo?

Preferred Artwork File Formats:

  • Vector graphics with fonts converted to curves (or “outlines”).
  • .eps, .pdf, .ai or .cdr files are preferred.

q: What is the production time for imprinted Swag?

Average production times are 3 to 4 weeks for Promotional Products, like pens, key tags, drinkware and other hard goods.

Production times for imprinted wearables are generally 2 to 3 weeks (i.e shirts, jackets, t-shirts, caps and other styles of clothing).

Rush services are available at an additional cost.

q: What are the extra charges?

  1. SET-UP FEES (one-time charge):
    Varies by supplier. Some suppliers may charge for a “Repeat Set-up” – usually at a lower price.
    Our Suppliers are from all over Canada & the USA and the shipping is from their location. Shipping is not from London/Me to you – that’s “No-Charge”
  3. HST:
    We all need to pay taxes – 13% in Ontario. *Please let me know if you are exempt or if you are being billed in a different Province


Here's how you can get intouch with me

Dave Finley is The Swag Guy - Account Executive

Cell 519-280-3146   |   Office: 519-659-5862 x306   |   Toll Free: 1-800-265-2607 x306


Corporate Office

Talbot Promotions - 383 Sovereign Rd, London, ON N6M 1A3

The Swag-Guy is affiliated with Talbot Promotions and is an independent Sales Representative.

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We want to work with you to Launch your future Swag Projects. The more we know about our clients’ marketing goals and objectives the better our team can understand your needs. Our Team wants You and your Project to succeed. Please take a few minutes to let us know what you are looking to achieve so we can help you “Hit you Project out of the Ballpark”.