Clothing Decoration Options- Part 2: Reverse Applique, Laser tech patches, heat transfers

Clothing Decoration Options- Part 2: Reverse Applique, Laser tech patches, heat transfers

As we covered in Part 1  there are many embellishment options when decorating clothing. Here are three additional clothing decorating methods to consider:

Reverse Applique Apparel Decorating

Reverse Appliqué is a technique that involves placing a piece of appliqué on the back side of the garment fabric. The design is laser cut into the top layer, in this case the garment. The cut pieces are pulled away to reveal the appliqué underneath. Cotton rib appliqué works best for this technique.

Laser Tech Patches Apparel Decorating

Laser Tech Patches are a fashion-forward embellishment technique that produce an upscale branding option for jackets and other performance garments. Tech patches have a smooth hand, flex with the garment, and can be designed in a variety of simple shapes. Your name or logo will have a tonal mark on the patch with details as fine as .3mm. Tech patches are available in seven stock colors.

Heat Transfer Apparel Deocrating

Printed Heat Transfers may be the perfect alternative to screen printing for small-order program runs and multi-color logos. Transfers have a lighter hand and can achieve crisp text at small sizes. We can also produce heat transfers using spot-color or 3M™ Reflective material.


Remember, each decorating process has different requirements and minimums.  For instance, we can embroider and laser etch on as few as six garments, while reverse and laser applique, laser tech patches and heat transfer projects require 24 piece minimums. Each process has different requirements and set-up fees which can be quoted upon request.

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