Decoration Methods

What decoration method should I choose?

Knowing the right way to decorate your logo on a product can make all the difference. And there are so many options available that choosing the right one might seem a little tricky.

To help, we’ll assign you an account manager who can walk through decoration options to help you choose what works best for you. After you order by phone or online, our team will also verify that what you’ve chosen will be the best way to imprint your logo. Nothing gets decorated until you approve an e-proof which will include a digital representation of how your logo will look on the product. If you have questions, call us 1-800-843-2247 during business hours and we would be more than happy to answer your questions.

The Latest Tech

Every year Bagmasters invests more into new tech to stay on top of our decorating game. And there have been some awesome improvements in how products are decorated - especially sublimation (see sublimated products). For those curious on the many ways a product can be decorated, here are the options:

3D Embroidery

Top choice for athletic style hats for embroidery due to the raised style of lettering.

Dark Thermal Transfers

Heat presses photo quality images onto dark fabrics for vibrant full color logos.


Plates press a logo into the surface of the item for a smooth, subtle touch.


Applies a full color epoxy adhesive to almost any item's surface creating a high gloss, 3-D appearance.

Embroidered Patches

Creates a vintage look by applying a custom shape embroidered patch that is ideal for high stitch count logos.


Digital sewing machines stitch out a logo onto an item to produce a high-end stylish look.


Lasers etch logo designs into the items surface - typically changing the appearance to silver or white.

Foil Stamping

Adheres special metallic foils onto material for a standout glamourous finish.

Full Color Printing

Full color printing brings designs to life with stunning, true-to-life images using CMYK values.

Leather Patches

Laser etches designs into faux leather patches for a high end, retail finish.

Light Thermal Transfers

Heat presses photo quality images onto natural or white fabrics.

Rubber Patches

Uses custom Pantone matching color molds to create a three-dimensional patch.


Ink presses through special screens onto an item to give a lasting, classic finish.

Sublimated Patches

Infuses ink onto a custom-sized fabric patch to create a high detail, full-color finish.


Infuses ink into fabric through heat for a long lasting high quality image in full color.

Woven Patches

High detail logos that want to achieve a textured look better than embroidery with clear, crisp lines.