If the premature jingles ringing throughout some supermarkets weren't a dead giveaway, we're soon going to be seeing a lot more of a fat man in a red suit. We're keen to help you make the silly season a breeze, with easy and unique presents helping you immortalise 2016, nod to an inside joke, or celebrate your crew.
Because if it's really the thought that counts, how about giving a thoughtful gift this Christmas?
Drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea, and we'll get cracking on arguably the coolest gifts that'll ever be unwrapped in front of friends and family.
After 25 years in the screen printing business, you see many fads come and go, but you also get to see the techniques and skillsets that stand the test of time.
Two of our most popular printing methodologies are classic screen printing, and DTG (direct to garment) printing. The pair are probably also the easiest to juxtapose: whilst we started out in a Takapuna garage screen printing before dial-up internet was mainstream, DTG has only come about - and ever-more affordable - with technology’s development.
The major distinction between the two is that screen printing is a manual process, whilst DTG employs the use of a monolithic and state-of-the-art printer. Both require careful monitoring by somebody who knows what they’re doing, but screen printing is substantially more hands-on, requiring physical labour and time-honoured materials (namely, screens and squeegees) to produce a finished product.
Screen printing offers a precise finished product, often with decades’ worth of longevity due to the robust physical application of each colour layer. DTG, on the other hand, offers a unique level of graphical reproduction - even photographs, composed of dozens of colours will be produced in crisp detail. As it’s not as deep nor thick a finish and printed with water-based inks, DTG may not last as long as screen printed garments, nor be as vibrant or bright (particularly on darker surfaces), but the print clarity may be just the ticket if you’re looking for detail above all else.
We offer a range of local and international t-shirt lines in wholesale pricing to give you the most cost effective and efficient turn-around. We recommend AS Colour's high quality garments as a print surface when choosing DTG, as they'll offer an unparalleled, vibrant print result.
Drop by the studio (762 Dominion Road) or drop us a line (09 620-0040) to chat about what artistic approach will be best to bring your dream to life.
Over the summer months, we're looking for a fresh face to join the crew. We're after a flexible self-starter to help primarily with preparing film for screen printers, communicating with clients, and creative problem solving for whatever exciting new projects come up.
If this is you, or someone you know, check out more info here.
25 Years ago today, ESP was born. A lot has changed in this time, but our commitment to quality has not. Twenty Five years of Excellence.
...and welcome to 2016!
We hope all our amazing customers had an awesome break and managed to get to the beach in-between the summer rain. At ESP we are all recharged and ready for a killer 2016! We are back open for business from today, so let us know if you need a new QUOTE or email your query to us at email@example.com.
We want to thank all our amazing customers for your support in 2015.
We will be taking a well-earned break and we will be closed from the 23rd of December and we will be back for business on the 11th of January 2016. Although the shop and workshop will be closed during this period someone will be around to check our email, so if you need to get in touch with us you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org