CUSTOM DESIGN PROCESS


Which Design Process is Right For Me?

Match Play Ink in Rochester, NY has a variety of ways to get your logo onto the product you’re looking for. From the tried and true screen printing process, to heat transferring, we will make your logo stand out. Our process ensures your logo will stay vibrant wash after wash. Jump over to our catalog to see all our clothing and accessory options. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to answer your questions. We want to make you a customer for life, and we’ll strive to satisfy your needs from top to bottom.

Screen Printing

Screen printing, sometimes referred to as silk screening, is a form of garment printing in which plasticol-based inks are pressed through a screen onto a garment, leaving a layer of ink on top of the fabric. Screen printing is the most established and widely-used form of garment printing available.

During the printing process, a set of screens (one for each color being printed) rotates around a press in a carousel motion and takes turns being pressed onto each garmet.

Artwork Guidelines

  • All artowrk submissions for screen printing must be .eps, .ai, or .pdf files.
  • All graphics must be fully vectorized
  • All text must be outlined

If artwork does not fullfill the above requirements there will be a tracing fee added to your order.

Embroidery

Embroidery is a great option if you are looking for an application that is long lasting with a professional look and feel. Unlike screen printing, embroidery machines have the different colors on spindles and the machine takes turns stitching each color as it is programmed to do. Another key difference is that the cost is affected by how high your stich count is and not by how many colors there are in your design.

For example: A design that uses 1,000 stitches will cost less than a design that uses 5,000 stitches

Digitizing

  • There is a one time $50 Digitizing fee to create an embroidery (.dst) file from your design.
  • We keep this on file so that the next time you embroider it will be ready to go.
  • If you already have a compatable embroidery file that then digitizing fee is waived.

Heat Press

Heat Press is typically used to apply numbers and names to the backs of jerseys or for low quantity orders. The process starts with a vector design that is converted to outlines. The deisgn is then sent to the vinyl cutter where it is cut out of a solid sheet of vinyl. If there are multiple colors, the vinyl is switched out between cuts and heat pressed to the garment in multiple layers. (This is similar to the screen printing process)

This process is ideal for orders with many different designs because the set up is not as involved or time consuming as screen printing. This is the reason that we use it for names and numbers.

Cut File

  • Must be vector.
  • Must be converted to outlines.
  • 2 color maximum.

For high quality products and services at a great price with a quick turnaround, trust Match Play Ink! Please contact us today at 585-413-1228. We look forward to hearing from you soon!