X-Deco, LLC. has been serving A.S.I. distributors since 2004, but don’t let our young age fool you! Our management staff has over 40 years of experience in the contract decorating industry.
X-Deco is based just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. We are a contract embroidery and screen-printing service provider. Our facility is a one day ship from most of the major clothing suppliers in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio areas.
X-Deco embroiders and prints the garments you supply.
Our sole business is contract decorating which means your customers are our customers!
We have a vision of being a complete contract decorator. We want to take embroidery, screen-printing, and customer service of the contract decorator to the next level. X-Deco will supply our advertising specialty customers with a superior product, presentation, and service that they are accustom to from some of A.S.I.’s top product suppliers.
X-Deco’s configuration of equipment allows us to handle most of your decorating needs. We have produced jobs ranging from 1 to 50,000 imprints. With our current staff of 12 full-time employees we are ready to tackle your next project. Please give us a call and you will experience the X-Deco way of customer satisfaction.
Basic Screen Printing info
Screen printing is a printing technique used to push ink through a mesh stencil onto textiles. Each color in your design requires a different stencil (or screen) to be made. Once the screens are made we make sure all colors line up (or register) to one another. We then print all the garments on an automatic press which is capable of incredibly precise prints. Even after the introduction of digital garment printing, screen printing remains the best process for printing textiles.
Plastisol Screen Printing
Our standard screen printing method uses a PVC based ink called Plastisol. We use a high quality phthalate free plastisol ink for an eco-friendly print. Plastisol is also the most accurate for pantone matching. This printing method can be printed on a wide array of garments from 100% Cotton, Polyester, Cotton/Poly blends, or Tri-Blend options.
4 Color Process Printing
Four color process prints are the perfect way to capture full color image on white or natural garments. By using translucent Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black inks, we are able to reproduce full color images. This process blends different percentages of halftone dots together to get a full range of colors. This printing method is not ideal on dark apparel however can be doable depending on the artwork.
Simulated Process Printing
Simulated Process is best of both worlds using plastisol ink with CMYK style color separations. This techniques is ideal for printing full color designs on a dark garments. Prints are achieved by blending higher opacity inks to give the look of a full color print using any number of inks needed. This printing process can be used on any color garment, but requires a lot of skill in artwork separation. We pride ourselves in our separation techniques and attention to detail. Due to the difficulty involved there may be a one-time setup fee to get your artwork ready for print.
Direct to Garment Printing
With Direct to Garment Printing (DTG), a specially designed printer directly applies the ink onto the garment with inkjet technology. It’s very similar to printing paper from an inkjet printer. DTG uses specialty water-based inks, which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment. Our DTG machine can print full color images including white inks. This is a much slower process than standard screen printing with some garment restrictions. Also, the quality of the image is much higher with a 1200 dpi resolution.
Embroidery is a type of decorating where a sewing machine is used to stitch a desired design onto a garment. Once a design is converted to a stitch format (digitizing) it’s ready to be sewn onto your garment. When a durable yet classy look is desired embroidery is the way to go. This process is ideal for headwear and polo shirts.