Decoration Spec Sheet
BP40 Port Authority® Mountain Lodge Blanket
Front Decoration Dimensions
FF Full Front 16"HX16"W Primary
Back Decoration Dimensions
FB Full Back 16"HX16"W
Decoration area is dependent on garment size, decoration method and the equipment being used. Please consult your decorator or supplier.

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Essential Product Information

Due to the nature of 100% polyester fabrics, special care must be taken throughout the decoration process when heat is applied for curing. Please consult with your decorator or material supplier.

Tips From Our Experts By Decoration Technique

Embroidery

Embroidery is the art of embellishing a piece of apparel with a needle and thread or yarn creating stunning visual representations of various types of art. This is achieved by converting logos in a digitizing software and using various stitch patterns, angles, density and stitch types to create depth, movement and detail. Thread can be made from many materials. The most commonly used threads are polyester and rayon. There are also options such as metallic, cotton, nylon, silk and even Nomex thread for fire resistance. Embroidery has a very high-perceived value and is popular for use on most apparel, bags, hats, luggage, blankets and more!

For best results, topical solvy and cut-away backing is recommended. For high details logs consider a knock down stitch.
Laser Etching

Laser etching is a decorating process that burns a pattern into the top layer of fabric, giving it a subtle tone-on-tone appearance. The image the etching creates has an upscale look that is usually the same color but several shades darker than the original fabric's color. It works well with both big or small logos.

Test etch prior to production to dial in wattage and speed. Darker colors may not give you the desired outcome.
Pad Printing

Pad printing uses a soft silicone pad to transfer an image taken from a plate etched with a reversed logo, similar to a rubber stamp. Images can be very small and detailed and can be up to 5┬Ż inches in diameter. Pad printers are capable of printing up to six colors, however most industry printers use one to two colors at most when printing on apparel. Pad printing is a popular trend for tagless label printing. The prints are soft, durable and capable of high and low volume production. Pad printing is great for sling bags, totes and other items that are difficult to decorate, as well as styles that are heat sensitive.

Please consult with your decorator, consumables and equipment suppliers or reach out to decoratorrelations@sanmar.com for further information.