About Our Products
Our printed designs use a technology unlike that used in mass production settings. Normally cotton garments are screen printed using an emulsion. This is excellent for printing fine detail, but means the print will fade over time; our system instead bonds polymer to the cotton ensuring both fine detail and longevity.
Other limited production run companies use a process called sublimation where an image is turned from a solid to a gas and used to permanently dye white polyester. It produces an excellent long lasting print but only on white polyester. At Cleekers, we are not limited to white polyester as our bonded polymer designs can be printed to a huge range of materials - black cotton is our favourite.
One production technique that has permeated the market is flex transferring where thin vinyl sheets are cut in to shapes and bonded to the garments. They are hard wearing but extremely limited to simple shapes and letters. Our system at Cleekers combines the advantage of durability from vinyl and the advantage of fine details from screen printing without the drawbacks from either.
At Cleekers, we're big fans of cotton and cotton blends and focus our efforts on printing to materials which are mainly cotton. Cotton is naturally moisture wicking, and when prepared as it is in our premium garments, beautifully soft. This makes for superior comfort when compared to 100% polyester or nylon garments whether wearing casually or for working out.
Love my squats cropped T-shirt! Thank you Cleekers!