Rising Stars Boutique & Greek
RS uses several decoration processes for personalized and Greek items and apparel.
The following are the descriptions and care information for each process.
Embroidery is the use of thread to decorate fabric or soft materials with a monogram, logo or design. Each monogram or design must be digitized to create stitches for application. We use this process for Greek letters, crests, monograms and corporate logos.
Vinyl is a specialty material that can be used on specific apparel and monograms. It comes in a roll or sheet form with an adhesive backing so it can be cut, weeded, and placed on an item for high heat application. Vinyl application is limited to products that can withstand high heat. We use vinyl on items that are small runs that are too costly to screen print. We also use vinyl for glitter, foil and metallic designs.
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a garment. Each design is separated into line colors and is applied one color at a time. The cost of screening is dependent on the quantity of colors, color of the garment and quantity of the order. The RS screening process includes the use of very fine mesh and high quality inks that will show even the finest of details.
Sublimation printing uses heat to fuse ink and surface material or fabric, depending on the case. The inks used in the sublimation process turn into gas when brought under heat, then combine with the textile and permanently imprint onto the fabric. The result is permanent and significantly less prone to fading, as the ink penetrates the material instead of simply laying on top like a regular print.