Printing on socks

Printing on socks
Printing on socks

We use the following methods to create an image on our products:

  1. Classic knitting
  2. Embroidery
  3. Sublimation
  4. Thermal transfer

Classic knitting

The generally accepted and most widespread method of making printed hosiery using machine weaving of cotton threads


  • Relatively low price for small runs
  • The image is made of the same threads as the rest of the product itself – Keeps its shape and elasticity after numerous washes
  • Fast execution time
  • The ability to provide a prototype


  • Design constraints
  • The preparatory stage from 1 to 5 days, depending on the complexity of the product


A method of transferring an image to fabric with threads of different materials


  • Can be used on almost all fabrics
  • The embroidery does not fade from washing and in the sun, and also allows heat treatment up to 90 degrees.
  • The thread is resistant to bleaching
  • Sustainable production of threads is a very important factor for children’s clothing
  • Can be used on fleece fabrics with which other methods are unsuitable
  • Brightness of color and a large palette allows to meet the technical specifications accurately
  • the ability to use special types of embroidery (applique or volumetric embroidery)
  • up to 15 colors per item


  • High cost for small runs
  • Limitations in the size of lines in the mockup (thickness not less than 1 mm and height not less than 4 mm)
  • Impossibility to perform photographic quality
  • Preparatory production (production of a technical model and a test sample)


If you want to add a full-color image to your sock, our sublimation service can help you with that.

The image is printed using the sublimated transfer method. This way you can transfer the full-color pattern to the entire surface of the sock.


  • Ability to apply a full-color image of photographic quality – Unlimited color palette
  • Small runs


  • Exclusively light synthetic fabric can be used
  • There will be a seam at the beginning and end of the image due to the circular application – High price

Thermal transfer

A technology in which the image is applied by the screen printing method to special paper, and after drying it is covered with an adhesive layer and transferred to the fabric.


  • Allows you to get a full-color picture
  • Good adhesion to the application base
  • Colorfastness to sunlight
  • The possibility of obtaining a textured image


  • Limited service life
  • The contours of the application are visible on the fabric
  • Only gentle washing mode (no more than 40 degrees), without machine drying and ironing
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