Month: April 2019

Custom T-Shirt Printing

People from different walks of life wear t-shirts with a lot of purpose or intention in mind. Some may wear it because of a significance in their lives or a strong bond or connection to a person or a thing with sentimental value. More than the size, colour, design, and print are the hidden or unspoken words, waiting to be divulged.

Types of printing explained

  • Classic silk screen process – This is typically the traditional way of printing t shirts. A layout is drawn on a separate light material and later embedded on the screen.

When done, the screen is manually placed on the shirt and colours are applied to the design. It is then left laid on a plain surface or hung to dry.

  • Direct to Garments (DTG) – Usually done by artists and other printing enthusiasts. There is no need for a time-consuming layout or a meticulous design since the concept is abstract. A concrete example is a hand or footprinting where the part of the body is soaked with paint and directly pressed on to the garment.
  • Dye sublimation – is a type of computer printing using heat to transfer dye into materials such as plastic, card, paper or fabric.  The sublimation name was first applied because the dye was considered to make the transition between the solid and the gas states without going to a liquid stage. This is ideal for light shirts or fabrics.
  • Embossed printing – Embossing refers to a method of pressing an image into a cardboard paper, a cardstock or on to a fabric or cloth to create a three-dimensional design. Text, logos and other related images can all be formed using the embossing method. It results in a raised surface with the design higher than the other surrounding area or surface.

  • Rubberised method – This is quite similar to screen printing. The only difference is the use of a special rubber in applying and pressing the textile ink into the cloth to be printed.
  • Heat press printing – uses a special type of machine or printing equipment that resembles a huge iron that is engineered to imprint a design or graphic in a substrate, such as a t-shirt, with an application of heat and pressure for a preset period of time. The finished product is assured of having a more permanent mark since all the materials used are absorbed by the fabric.
  • Vinyl printing – is also about heat transfer. You use a special machine to cut out letters and designs from coloured vinyl and heat-press them onto the t-shirt to transfer the colour to it. Vinyl printing depends on a combination of pressure and heat which generally affects the finished product.
  • Digital printing – it is a process where you reproduce a digital based image to a print format using a physical surface like paper, film, plastic, photographic paper or in this case, a textile, cloth or fabric. The process is modern with the use of computer-aided graphic and image designs.
  • Printing on transfer paper- This is by far the quickest and most practical way of t-shirt printing. The material could be a stationary or printer paper. An image is chosen from a computer and transferred to the paper and onto the fabric.
  • Photo emulsion screen printing – a process where you choose a black and white image, placing it on a transparency paper. Painting a photo emulsion on a printing screen, drying the screen in a dark location, setting up a light station, preparing the screen and image, exposing the image at your light station. Finally, washing the screen, printing image into the shirt and heat-pressing it for the desired result.

Taylor Lawn Bowls

Integrity, a good reputation, and prominence in any undertaking like in a sport, places someone in a position where everyone could not help uttering praises of admiration, along with unexpected hugs, kisses and of course, flowers to symbolize their love for both the player and the sport he is good at. A person at this point serves as an inspiration in a lot of ways. Hard work, determination, courage, and perseverance are a few of the excellent characteristics that both adults and children should emulate from Paul Taylor, a Welsh lawn bowler who competed for Wales in the men’s triples at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he won a bronze medal. Apart from that, he won five Welsh National Championships outdoor titles and finished runner three times.

A brief history of the sport

Roy J. Shephard, in his book entitled A History of Health and Fitness: Implications for Policy Today(2017), mentioned that lawn bowling had become prevalent  by the time of the Spanish Armada (1588 CE), and tradition suggests that Sir Francis Drake was engaged in such a game at Plymouth Hoe as he waited for the arrival of the Spanish fleet. He also added further in the same book that King Charles I was even allowed to enjoy the occasional game of lawn bowls while he was imprisoned in Carisbrooke Castle.

A family legacy

Just like any signature golf balls or shirts, let’s make an exception to Taylor Lawn Bowls. It has become the leading bowls innovator for nearly two hundred (200) years. Today, Taylor Bowls remain a Scottish Family business which was owned and run by the Taylor family for a hundred and ninety-six (196) years. Check here for where to buy Taylor Lawn bowls.

A quick guide on how lawn bowls are played

During a game, players deliver or roll their bowls up the green, in turn, trying to finish closest to a smaller white ball called a “Jack” or in some terms a “kitty.” A bowling green is normally square, and the Scottish Lawn Bowling Association say that it shall be not less than thirty-four (34) meters and no more than forty (40) meters in the direction of the play.

What are Taylor Lawn Bowls originally made of?

They were originally made from lignum vitae, a type of dense wood giving rise to the term “woods” for bowls, but are now more typically made of hard plastic composite material. Bowls were once only available in colored black or brown, but they are now available in a variety of different colors.

Types or kinds of Taylor Lawn Bowls

  • Taylor Lazer Bowls – this is a new feature to the Taylor Bowls. This bowl has the tightest draw of the range. It has a thin shape and is provided with Progrip dimples as standard, making it more stable to hold. It is in a perfect world fit to quickly paced surfaces and is most reasonable for indoor games and the more experienced player.
  • Taylor Vector VS Bowls – The Vector VS is the smash hit bowl for indoor games in the UK and is the top of the line bowl among our Australian clients. With a limited draw just somewhat more extensive than the Lazer, it is ideal for quick surfaces and indoor greens, having a delicate attraction to the jack with no snare toward the end, making it perfect for front end bowlers.
  • Taylor Ace Bowls – The Ace is a mid-predisposition bowl with a marginally more extensive illustration bend than the Vector, with no snare toward the completion. Suggested for all indoor and open-air surfaces, its slightly slower pace makes it reasonable for less-experienced players, just as experienced players, making it a standout amongst the most common dishes available.