Your eco-friendly print shop | LUCKE NZ

 

INNOVATIVE FABRICS

  • Recycled Ocean Plastic
  • Recycled Coffee Ground
  • Organic Cotton
  • Hemp
  • Recycled PET

ECO-FRIENDLY PRINTING PROCESSES

Sublimation

We combine both sublimation printing technique with recycled polyester
to get a green-environmentally friendly product.

In sublimation, the inks (including Hi-Vis inks) are fused into the fabric as opposed to sitting on top of the fabric such as in DTG or screen printing. The process not only gives fabrics a softer touch after the printing, but it is also very durable. The colour remains strong in outdoor lighting and after extensive washing, so it’s the ideal process for sportswear and school clothing. 

  • NO TOXINS are used in the dye sublimation process thus protecting workers and the environment
  • ZERO WASTE as no dye will get into the water system
  • SAVING WATER Inkjet jobs can consume as little as 20 litres of water per kg of printed substrate – for cotton this can be as much as 10,000 litres per kg 

Screen printing (water based)

Most people aren't aware that most screen printers use Plastisol ink, which is essentially liquid plastic. In this ink and when cleaning up after a lot chemicals are used. 

At LUCKE, we offer water based inks that have been granted approval by the Soil Association in the UK, having successfully met the requirements of the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS) for non-organic chemical inputs for use in organic textile processing.

Although depending on your project brief these inks can’t always be used, we aim to educate our clients on water based inks and try to point them in that direction. 

We still have the capability to use Plastisol and do so when the project requires it, as we want our prints to be vibrant and long lasting. 

Embroidery

We combine timeless embroidery with recycled fabrics to offer a sustainable, high-end product. 

We offer a full service including normal embroidery, 3D embroidery, felt appliques, sublimated appliques and patches. Great for both organic and recycled materials.

Production time & samples:

Lead time is typically 3-4 weeks, but if this time frame doesn't work we can fast track some orders. If you need samples, please email sales@luckeapparel.com

 

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