Essential and customized clothing

5 techniques to personalize clothes

Definition of the 5 essential clothing customization techniques at Arseno

At Arseno, we’ve been personalizing clothes for over 40 years. We are a textile business that is alive and humanly competent. Our field sometimes might seem complex with its different process possibilities. Today, we’re helping you see things more clearly!

Silkscreen printing

It’s a process that’s as old as the world itself, a process that can be done on any fabric: cotton, viscose, nylon, or polyester.

The ink is directly pushed onto the fabric through a frame, or a stencil, with the help of a squeegee. Then, at a precise temperature, the ink merges with the material. We can then obtain a long-lasting result.

The amount of frames used corresponds to the amount of colors in the logo or the image to print. Prior to printing, we dissect the image to prepare individual colors and frames.

Our silkscreen printing machinery allows us to produce high volumes of clothes. It’s a cost-effective process for medium to large quantities. We’re mainly talking here of 1000 to 1500 units a day.

It’s very technical as well because there are many steps to go through and things to calculate, but it’s still quite an artistic project. It’s also the process we see the most on t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Silkscreen printing also allows for an array of colors along with different identification positions that we do not see with other processes.

Interesting fact: The ink doesn’t dry until it’s been in an oven to set it.

DTF Printing

DTF printing is a major innovation in clothing customization. It’s set apart by its capacity to replicate vivid images with precise details. It’s wash-resistant and also assures longevity to your clothes. It is adapted to different fabrics and simplifies the printing process without needing to be pre-treated. Cost-effective for smaller amounts, it’s a fast and flexible process that offers an array of colors without restriction. Also, its inks are water-based and environmentally friendly. In short, DTF printings allies quality, flexibility, and low costs.


Embroidery is the oldest method to identify clothes. It’s well-known and usually associated with high fashion and superior quality.

What we love about embroidery is that it’s three-dimensional and offers texture and dimension thanks to the thread. It’s lovely to look at and to touch.

The image that will be embroidered is a vectorial file created with computer software. It’s then set to the embroidery machine. That machine is run by an operator who programs the order in which colors will be embroidered.

Most of the time, we see embroidery on enriched or warmer clothes because it’s a durable technique.

We are more limited on colors, though, and we can’t be as precise as with digital or silkscreen printing, but its greatest strength is its array of textures or effects.

Customized patches

It’s one of the latest trends. Patches allow for identifying clothes more stylishly or discreetly, with texture and volume.

We can produce a small patch on a piece of clothing and various shapes are possible: lozenge, circle, square, rectangle.

It can be made of faux leather (as seen on fleece) or nylon. Patches can also be woven for a more stylized finish. You’ll see that process a lot more on trendy clothes. Patches can also be custom molded or embossed.

A patch can also be heat-sealed onto the garment, then the outline is sewn or embroidered for a nice finish. We’ll see this a lot on caps, moving away from the traditional cap with an embroidered logo or image.

No matter the process you choose for your project, our team will be with you through all the steps to offer you a simple but agreeable and creative experience. Managing projects is what sets us apart and that’s what we love to do.