Artwork

Shirts North employ our own in house graphic designers who can create any look you’re after! We understand cost is important to you, so to help you reduce the amount of art time required, we suggest you supply high res images. Please do NOT grab images from the internet unless they are an idea only. Internet images are low resolution and unsuitable for printing (they will print pixelated or blurry). Internet images can also be subject to copyright laws and Shirts North accepts no responsibility for customer supplied images. To further reduce art time, collate an idea that you’re interested in, along with any fonts and colours, your logo and any specific instructions or drawings you would like.
Sometimes customers prefer to supply artwork from their own graphic designer. In this case, please ensure artwork is supplied in high res CMYK with all fonts AND outlines coverted to curves. We cannot supply templates, however our artists will gladly prepare your supplied artwork for our print production systems.

Digital Sublimation

Digital Sublimation is a method of all over garment printing using 100% polyester fabric. A great way to give you freedom to print on sleeves, collars, tabs, front and back and under hems of your garment! This is a cost effective way of getting that individual look. We recommend a minimum of 15 garments. Please allow a turnaround time of 6 weeks. We digitally sublimate from our Shirts North owned and operated factory in Vietnam so we have full control of our products during the entire process.

Embroidery

Embroidery is a popular way of embellishing garments with logos. It has a classy appearance and lasts as long as your garment does! We can embroider onto all custom made or supplied clothing, hats, towels and various fabrics. Embroidery has a fast turnaround time and is made easy with our state of the art machines and expert operators.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a print process with cmyk or spot colour which can be done on any custom made or supplied garment. It is long lasting, has a soft feel and looks great! Easy to wear and wash. Minimum order is 15 garments, however, it becomes cost effective in larger amounts.

Transfer Printing

This method is an iron on process which is cost effective and efficient! Transfer printing can be done on any custom made or supplied garment and is recommended for runs up to 50 items which require fast turnaround. We strongly advise to follow the care instructions which may affect the longevity of the transfer. For best, long lasting results, it is suggested to wash in cold water, do not tumble dry and do not iron directly onto the transfer. Failing to follow these instructions will results in quick deterioration of your print.

Pattern Making

For those who are looking for a style that is different from the rest, Shirts North specialise in creating cut and design patterns. Our designers and patternmakers can help you through the process. If you already have a style in mind, please call our customer service team to make your ideas come to life!
(*minimum order and set up costs apply   *subject to manufacturing capability)

Manufacturing

Manufacturing excellence since 1987. We manufacture our small runs from our Cairns location and our larger runs from our Shirts North owned and operated factory in Vietnam. Being owner operated, our Vietnam factory is equipped with modern machinery such as computerised cutting and sewing, screen printing, embroidery, collar knitting and digital sublimation printing. This allows Shirts North to have full control over the strict quality conditions we require for our garments. Our numerous checking procedures include fabric, colour, print, embroidery and sewing inspections in both Vietnam and Australia. Having our own premises also allows to have flexibility and the ability to manufacture repeat orders with quick turnaround times.

We are proud to announce that Shirts North Vietnam have just won the prestigious award for excellence in staff conditions. This means we have adhered to the Vietnamese Government rules for Company Regulations and Requirements. We are proud to have a strong commitment to our staff, our garments and our customers.