About Us

About us


Welcome to Artystar – your local design and custom printed clothing company 


Thanks to our 5 years of experience and our passion for printing we’ve been helping clients all over Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire with their design needs. 


If you’re feeling stuck with your logo or branding and you’re not sure where to start, don’t panic. We’re with you every step of the way and we’ll send you regular updates and proofs to make sure you’re happy with our progress.  


We can work with you to get the ideas from your head, down onto paper and printed onto our products. When we see our client’s customers proudly wearing the custom designed clothes that we created together, it gives us a huge buzz. 


If you’re planning the ultimate stag do or you just need a personalised item as a gift, we cater for all requirements and we think we’re pretty competitively priced too. 


Although we really love working with smaller clients and individual orders, we enjoy getting stuck in to your corporate projects too. At Artystar no order is too big or too small, so if your business is looking for a larger bulk order of some of our quality products, we’d love to discuss this with you. 


Some of the clients we have worked with include; restaurants and cafes, gyms, charities, shops, businesses and design agencies, but if you don’t see your business on our list and you need a hand with your printing, get in touch to see how we can help.


From t-shirts to water bottles we aim to cover all of the marketing needs of our local businesses, so if you can print on it, we can create it for you. 



Customised clothing


T-shirts 

T-shirts are one of our most popular products. Perfect for work, events, or a special one-off as a gift, your design can be as simple or as complex as you like. With us there’s no minimum order so if you want to do a trial run we can give you our best prices before you decide on your final design. T-shirts offer a versatile, customised product at a great price so if you’re looking to start offering customised products to your staff or customers this is a great place to begin. Get in touch to find out more. 


Polo Shirts

Employees like to feel that they are part of a team and one of the best ways to achieve this is by wearing a uniform. Here’s where the polo shirt comes in. Classy, durable and adaptable, the polo shirt will make a great addition to any company. We can help you create a design that your team will be proud to wear and your customers can easily recognise. We can advise you on how your design will work and which technique to go for, but embroidery works well on a polo shirt for a really classic look. Give us a call on 07922 141379 to speak to use about your ideas and requirements. 


Hoodies 

So, you’ve printed your t-shirts and polo shirts, you’re heading off to an event and suddenly it gets really cold. Everyone pulls their coats and jumpers on, and those custom printed tops? They are all covered up! Make sure you’re ready for all weather conditions with our printed hoodies. Soft, warm and probably not as expensive as you think, hoodies are a great way to make sure that your branded items will work for you 365 days a year. Email sales@artystar.co.uk to find out more about our selection of hoodies. 


Hats 

Beanies, caps, hats - they are the perfect one size fits all product. Easy to print, easy to throw on and easy to recognise your brand, they are a really popular accessory for custom printing. If you’ve covered your bases with tops and hoodies, hats could be the next thing to add to your wish list! Give us a call on 07922 141379 to find out more. 


Customised products


Tote Bags 

Forget bags for life. If you want to make an impact on the environment why not do it with a little bit of style? Tote bags are durable and useful corporate gifts that people will actually want to take if you give them away at events. If you think your customers might be tired stress balls and trolley tokens, why not treat them to a tote bag instead? Get in touch on our contact page to find out more and speak to us about your design. 


Water Bottles 

Did you know that more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every day? We know that you want to do your bit to stop this and we think that we can help. Our branded water bottles are built to last and with a big space for your logo, they are a great marketing opportunity too. We’ve already supplied these to our local gym and they are in high demand so why not give them a try for your customers too? Call us on 07922 141379 and see how we can help reduce plastic one water bottle at a time! 


Mugs 

What would make that first cup of coffee on a Monday morning even better? If it’s printed on your own customised mug of course. We love a branded mug as much as the next person but they have come much further now than a simple printed logo. Let us help you bring your ideas and images to life and make the classic mug more exciting for you and your customers. We’ll never stop drinking coffee so let’s get your next mug design just right. Email sales@artystar.co.uk and let’s have a chat. 


Badges 


If you have a logo or design, we can embroider it into the perfect badge for you to use. Badges are popular with schools, sports clubs and the armed forces because they are very adaptable and can be used on lots of different products. If you’re planning an event they are great to give out as a freebie so that your customers can decide which of their own clothes or accessories they want to use them on! Send us a message on our contact page to find out more. 




How we do it


We won’t bore you with the ins and outs but there are a few options for getting your design out into the world. Give us a call and we can talk you through your choices and see what would work best with your design, numbers and materials. 


However, if you ARE interested, come behind the screens and see what we do here at Artystar.  


Traditional screen printing


Screen printing is great for a high quality, durable design, not dissimilar to those you see in your favourite shops. We take the colours of your image and use our specialist screen printing plates to push the ink though your design area. We get it heated up to the right temperature and there you have it, it’s as simple(ish) as that!


If you’re looking at placing a bulk order this could be the right option for you but if you’re not sure we are always on the other end of the phone to offer help and advice. Just give us a call on 07922 141379. 


Heat press vinyl 

Heat press vinyl is a great lower cost option which can be used on many different textiles so you can keep your branding consistent across the different products. Just to keep it simple, we’ll design the image with our software, cut it and press it onto your garment. With our years of experience, we’ll make sure you get an accurate and professional finish. 


There are plenty of different types of vinyl thickness, durability and even metallic and glitter styles depending on the look you are aiming for so send us a message and we can help you pick which will be best for your project. 


Dye Sublimation 

If you had your morning coffee from a printed mug, chances are it has been printed using dye sublimation. Although many people haven’t heard about it in the same way as they have embroidery or screen printing, dye sublimation is a great, permanent method to use for your products. 


We take your images, text and logos and apply them to your chosen surface using a heat press which, here comes the science bit, makes the inks convert from a solid to a gas. The gas embeds into the product through the pores and when the pores close it converts back to a solid to make sure you have a long lasting and durable product.   


Embroidery 

There’s nothing quite like the feel of a stitched logo on a t-shirt or polo is there? Our specialist embroidery service means we can transform your logo or design into a stich file, ready to be embroidered onto your chosen garment. 


We work out how many stitches it will need (we recently stitched an extra-large emblem for The Royal Green Jackets with over 38,000 stiches!) and make sure the design will look great when it’s finished. Then we match up your colours with our threads. You’ll get a proof at this stage for your peace of mind before we let our machine work its magic.


We think embroidery looks smart and professional so if that’s the impression you’re hoping to give with your products, this could be a great option for you. We have no minimum order quantity so even if you can’t beat those 38,000 stitches, we would still love to work with you. 




Contact us 


If you have any questions or queries or just fancy having a chat through your ideas, give us a call on 07922 141379 to see how we can help. 


We’re often around at local markets in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire so if you spot our stall please pop over and say hello!