What is CAD-Cut printing? – Using CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology, the chosen artwork is cut from sheets of coloured vinyl. The cutting process is controlled by computer to ensure that the print looks exactly as it does on screen. The artwork has to be in a vector format (see artwork page). Once the sheet has been cut the excess vinyl is picked (weeded) out by hand. The cut vinyl is then placed and heat-sealed to the garment.

Advantages –

  • Excellent sharp hardwearing finish.
  • 100% washable up to 80°.
  • Low cost on smaller orders – unlike screen printing there are no set-up costs.
  • Cost dependent on size of design and detail – the smaller the design the lower the cost.
  • Great way to produce samples without breaking the bank.

Uses – CAD-cut prints are ideal when the artwork is simple, contains flat colour, and the order is not large enough to justify the set-up costs involved in screen printing.

This technique is popular for reproducing company logos, printing workwear and sportswear, or for one off t-shirt designs.

Below are examples of cad-cut printing and cad-cut vinyl printed garments. Cad-cut vinyl comes in a certain colour pallete and we usually match the customers print colour to the closest colour in the vinyl pallete. On larger orders we can produce specific pantone colours to our customers' specifications if needs be.

If you would like a quote for cad-cut printing please specify on the quote form.