1. Design - you provide your own artwork or we create it free of charge:
You can provide your own artwork or ask our design studio to create your original and unique custom necktie based on your logo and other brand elements that are part of your corporate image.
► If you have your own design, our design studio reviews your artwork to make sure it meets our manufacturing requirements. If necessary, we suggest and make the appropriate changes free of charge.
► if you don't have your own design, we create and send you virtual samples (usually 3 to 4) based on your brand elements. You then select the design you prefer, and request any necessary changes. Lastly, we submit for your approval the final digital mock-up for production. This takes generally 1 to 2 business days and is free of charge.
2. Styles - here are some tie ideas, also great for bow ties!
You can provide or we can create any kind of original tie designs. However, if you are seeking inspiration below are some classic and popular style ideas for corporate or promotional ties (and bow ties). Whether your custom made ties or bow ties are for a corporation, a governmental agency, a golf club, a fraternity or your restaurant, you will certainly find a style you like that we can adapt for you. Just tell us!
Geometric patterned custom printed ties Geometric patterned ties are subtle and classic men's corporate neckwear
Repeated logo custom printed ties
Express your company or club pride with unique logoed neckties
Solid colored custom made ties with a seal
Versatile and simple, these ties can complement any plain or patterned men's shirts
Striped custom made ties
Celebrate the colors of your college or company with a regimental tie
Repeat patterned custom made ties
Timeless and elegant, foulard ties are appropriate for any business occasion
Custom printed ties with an artistic design
Consider pieces of art for fancy and casual custom neckties
3. Necktie sizes:
Our standard custom printed or woven ties come in 2 lengths (classic or extra long) and 2 widths (standard or skinny). We also offer clip-on ties. See our chart below for standard sizes. Please note we can manufacture ties of any size if the content of the table below does not meet your need.
Our standard custom printed or woven bow ties come for the bows in 2 sizes (kids and adults). They are clipped after having set the length of the adjustable band. See our chart below for standard sizes. Please note we can manufacture bow ties of any size if the content of the table below does not meet your need.
A. Fabrics: The custom ties and bow ties we manufacture are made of silk or polyester. The choice depends on your budget and on mainly the use of your neckties. As silk remains the finest fabric and has a sumptuous drape, silk ties make prestigious gifts and elegant uniform accessories. Polyester ties are more resistant to stains, making them perfect for waiters, flight attendants, students and sport team members.
B. Hands: Both our silk and polyester custom made ties and bow ties are available in two different "hands" - a term used in the tie industry to describe a fabric's weight, feel and texture - either printed (digital or screen) or woven. Printed custom ties, especially silk twill ties have a smooth finish whereas woven custom ties have more texture. The selection between printed or woven ties and bow ties depends mainly on your design. We recommend printed ties and bow ties for colorful and complex designs. Woven works best with simple designs such as "regimental stripes" often referred as university or club ties amd bow ties.
A. Quality First! At ANNE TOURAINE, Inc., quality is not only a mindset, but also a formalized system. Through strict procedures, we maintain control of quality throughout every step of production. This starts with Incoming Controls of raw materials and ingredients, then with In-Process quality controls to guarantee your neckties and bow ties are perfectly matching the specifications in terms of printing, colors and finishing. Finally, Outgoing quality assurance is conducted in Sarasota, FL to insure your ties and bow ties are defect-free. Those that do not pass these steps are eliminated from the series and neither charged nor delivered to our customers.
B. Samples:For complex designs and large orders, we recommend a sample phase (3 to 4 weeks) prior to the series. If the design remains simple and if you need your order in the shortest possible time, you can skip this sampling phase. We can send you some pre-production photos instead.
C. Mass Production:
► Digital Printing: Digital printing is the latest technology for printing textiles. The printers are similar to the ink jet printer you may have on your desk, but they are much larger and made for fabrics! Digital printing does not require screens, is compatible with any multicolored design, and is perfect for small quantities. It is also recommended for complex designs. However, final colors can appear in some cases slightly different from the original digital artwork.
► Screen Printing: Screen printing is the traditional method for textile printing. In this process a design is imposed on a screen made of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance.
One color is printed at a time, so several screens (one for each color) are necessary to produce a multicolored tie. Screen printing ensures perfect color rendering defined by Pantone™ references (PMS).
► Woven: Woven custom ties and bow ties are created by tightly weaving together threads of different colors on a loom. The various color fibers form a pattern.
The result is a richness and thickness of texture. Woven ties and bow ties work best with simple and classic designs and a small number of colors (3 to 4).
► Fine craftsmanship: Long-lasting stitches, superior lining, regular tips and full edges are signs of quality ties. Our ties are stitched with resilient threads that make them last longer. We choose the proper weight for the lining so that it matches the weight of the outer fabric giving it the right feel and making the tie easy to knot. The tips are hemmed (or "tipped") by hand to add luxury and longevity to your custom product. Finally, the edges are carefully pressed to assure they do not lie flat but have the "roll" or fullness of quality ties.
► Care & brand labels: A standard care label with the mandatory information is provided and stitched on to your neckties at no cost. As an option, custom brand labels with your logo can be made and sewn on to the back of your ties. A fee applies for this additional service.
E. Minimum Order Quantities:
Please see below our minimum order quantities for custom ties and bow ties. In some cases, if you order several series of ties or bow ties with different designs at the same time, we can set aside these rules. Just contact us!
Minimum Order Quantity
► All our custom made ties and bow ties are delivered in free individual poly bags.
► For ties or bow ties to be given as corporate gifts for instance, boxes with your logo affixed or printed on them (minimum quantities required) are available for an additional fee. Upon request, we will place your custom neck accessories in your boxes at no extra cost.
After the final quality inspection, your custom ties or bow ties are gently packed and shipped from Sarasota, FL to your shipping address, with all necessary insurances. If you would like, you can ask us to use your own carrier.
If requested, we can deliver them individually and at a reasonable price directly to your customers. Just ask us!
9. Marketing Services:
Our in-house graphic designers and photographers can provide you with all the additional marketing services you need:
► Printed & digital materials (company story cards, thank you notes, how-to-wear booklets, line sheets, catalogues, etc.)