You shouldn’t sacrifice the quality of the weave for the complexity of the pattern when creating personalized socks, or vice versa. An eye-catching piece of artwork emblazoned on your promotional socks might do half its job of turning heads, but if they are not comfortable to wear, they aren’t useful. If your brand’s design is shoddy or indistinct, the coziest hosiery in the world won’t sell for you weave custom face socks Branded socks must balance style and substance to meet their potential as a promotional tool fully.
While your socks are being custom made, it’s important that they be fitted to your foot correctly. Take your time and make sure that the fit is correct before moving on to any design work. The first thing you should do is ensure that the sock is long enough to go up to your knee. Measure both of your feet and take note of the length of the sock. A good rule of thumb is to measure three inches beyond the top of the foot. If necessary, you may have to trim off the excess material at the top, but that’s fine because you can always add more later. Next, take a look at your shoe size. If you’re planning on wearing them with shoes, it’s best to check the inside of the shoe as well as the outside.
Sock Printing Techniques
The traditional screen printing method may be used to personalize t-shirts, hoodies, and jackets, but socks don’t work for this technique. That’s because socks must be comfortable and breathable at all times by their very nature. With screen printing, a thin layer of plastic is applied to the surface of the fabric. This film cannot stand the daily strain socks are subjected to, and it also prevents moisture from escaping, leaving wearers with clammy feet. Not a pleasant feeling – and certainly not one that will endear them to your business.
We at Garment Printing consider this when designing a pair of promotional socks that tick those boxes. Suppose you need a specific type of sock. In that case, we’ll use one of three methods to make it: Jacquard fabrication, dye sublimation, or 360-degree printing, depending on the materials and the complexity of the design. The following information provides more detail about how each process works and what kind of sock it works best with.
The term “Jacquard” might give this technique the illusion of complexity, but it’s the simplest and oldest method of sock decoration here. Printing isn’t even involved with it. Instead, a pattern is created by weaving together different colored threads, creating an appealing look when dealing with more classic, simple designs. Argyle socks, for example, are invariably made using jacquard knits, and regardless of whether you are wearing a high-tech hosiery design, Jacquard is likely responsible for the socks you are wearing right now. You might not want to consider Jacquard if you plan to incorporate elaborate pictures or designs into your personalized socks.
Modern socks can also be printed using dye-sublimation, which uses a chemical process to imprint designs directly into the fabric. Sublimation is the transformation of a solid directly into a vapor without passing through a liquid state. In order to create socks, solid ink is placed onto a piece of transfer paper and then transferred to fabric under heat and pressure. A pair of socks undergoes a great deal of wear and tear, making it especially important for an article of clothing that undergoes as much wear as socks. With this technique, intricate patterns can be created that are impossible with traditional weaving techniques. Dye sublimation works best with synthetic fabrics and isn’t suitable for cotton or natural-blend socks.