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Embroidery and Applications Information

Select the Right Application

Hot Cotton offers an extensive range of printing options to suit your purpose.

We can apply your logo, message and branding through  embroidery, screen printing and many other decoration processes as listed below.  Our trained staff will help you through the process of choosing the best option for you. Simply email your logo through to our Osborne Park store at or our Kewdale store at along with your contact details and a brief description of the items you are wishing to logo and one of our trained sales staff will then contact you.  

Don't forget, we also offer a wide range of products on which to display your brand/logo including uniforms & clothing, promotional products and print & signage material.  For great ideas, it's as easy as selecting a Category from the left side panel on our website!


Embroidered logos create a statement like no other.  As a traditional method of decorating products, embroidery stands the test of time due to its effectiveness in enhancing logos.

Embroidery adds value to any product or promotional item including clothings, hats, bags and scarves.

The cost of embroidery is based on the size of the logo and the number of items to be embroidered.  There is a "one off" artwork charge to format your logo for embroidery.  All subequent applications do not attract an artwork charge unless changes are made to your logo.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is best used for printing a Single or 2 Colour logo where the logo is large and where quantities are greater than 25 items. It is most economical for larger prints and can be used in conjunction with embroidery.  It is quite a  popular practice to place embroidery on the front left chest of a polo or t-shirt and a large screen print on the back.

This process of decorating is direct to garment and can be used on clothing, stubbie holders, bags etc.   It is achieved by pressing special fabric ink through a fine mesh screen, leaving a colour imprint on the fabric's surface.  High visibility at a low cost on large quantities!

The screen printing cost calculation is based on the quantity of items to be screen printed and the number of colours.  A screen setup charge applies for each production run.


Dye-Sublimation uses a Full Colour (4 Colour Process) print and allows you to print photos onto polyester surfaces.

It involves transferring an image onto a white surface.  The special dye-sublimation inks penetrate into the polyester surface.   Dye-Sublimation is extremely popular when used on small and large volume runs of stubbie holders and specially coated ceramic mugs and large volume runs of clothing and hats.

Plastisol Transfers (Screen Print Transfers)

Multi-Colour logos are applied to products through the use of transfers.  Logos are firstly reverse-screened onto a paper like material.  The complete logo is then applied to the fabrics surface with high heat and pressure.

The use of the application will depend on a number of factors including the number of logo colours, the complexity and size of the logo, the type of item and fabric on which the logo will be printed and the timeframe required for completion of the order.  Plastisol Transfers can be used on many products including clothing, bags and hats.

Digital Transfers

Usually used on larger runs of items, the new technology of digital transfers allows for the production of more detailed logos or the production of photo quality finishes.  The images are printed directly onto the transfer paper then applied to the fabric with high heat and pressure.  Used for the more complex logos and may result in a fine line around the outside of the image.  Suitable for use on clothing, bags, hats etc.

C-Flex Print (Full Colour)

C-Flex is a Full Colour application using a thermal transfer. Used for photo quality printing, the images must have a simple outline area and text will need to be incorporated into the image.   If the logo does not have a background then we may need to create a background for you. C-Flex Print is very hardy and is used for both sporting and corporate uniforms. 

Cost is calculated on the size of the logo and the number of items to be printed.  This application is cost effective for small numbers of items and fast turn-arounds.  Over 25 items costs tend to favour screen printing.   Suitable for use on clothing, bags, hats etc.

V-Flex Print

V-Flex print is a Single Colour application used for small quantity and fast turn-around production runs. Suitable for large, simple "text" and "cut out" front and back designs.  This method involves a machine cutting out your text or image from a special clothing vinyl and then applying to your garment using high pressure and heat.  Suitable for use on clothing, bags, hats etc.

Pad Print

Pad Print is the process we use to print on promotional products.

Pad Print is traditionally used on small hard objects.  Cost is calculated on the number of items to be printed and the number of colours.  Minimum quantities of 100 items usually apply.

Metal Badging

Custom badging is a fantastic decoration method to create a premium promotional product.  You can customise the badge with your logo and choose from a variety of styles to suit.  Badges can be created to almost any shape and colour and can be antiqued or black highlighted.  Used on hats, plain metal pins, buckles etc.

This is a specialised field and enquiries for this form of decoration should be directed to



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Hot Cotton
33 Sarich Court
Osborne Park WA  6017

Phone: 61 8 9244 5566
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Hot Cotton Kewdale
Imola Business Park (next to Bankwest)
cnr Kewdale Rd & Abernethy Rd
Kewdale WA 6105

Phone: 61 8 9353 6666
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