Spiffy Promo & Wear
What is the meaning of SPIFFY ?
S-ervice with a smile.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. The sole proprietor of GL Sales T/A Spiffy Promo and Wear is Greg Hancock. He has been in the service industry for over 30 years now. His work experiences come from various industries, a soldier in the infantry of the Australian Arm Forces, a jackaroo, a disc jockey, wood crafter, spray painter, handyman, industrial fitter, computer technician & programmer, auto mechanic and a licensed pest control technician. Greg has always been very creative and resourceful in anything he does.
I-nnovative ideas to suit our customers’ needs.
Greg always comes up with innovative ideas either at work or in his leisure time. Being highly motivated, with great communication skills and great eye for designs, with team mate Lauren, they registered Thumbs Up Maintenance and Sales in 2005, rebranded to GL Sales (short for Greg Lauren) in 2006 and due to expansion of the business into promotional items and apparel, and with the professional assistance of Ms. Janelle Gerrard from Design Change, Spiffy Promo & Wear was born.
F-antastic products. The products that we sell are of the highest achievable quality.
F-ast turn-around. We do our very best to deliver your order before your deadline.
Y-ou are No. 1 We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best possible service.
We do not charge any set-up or design costs for all our in-house designs, dye sublimation or vinyl transfers and printing.
Specialist Product Categories
- Clothing – Corporate, Industrial and Casual
- Sports Team Wear and Accessories
- School Uniforms
- Custom Designed T/shirts and Solar Change Digitized Prints
- Chromuluxe Photo Panels
- Endless Promotional Items
- Signage’s including Car Signs
PrintingTechniques Spiffy Promo Utilized in the Workshop
Dye Sublimation–uses high heat and solid dyes to produce photo lab-quality images. Dye-Sub printers contain a roll of transparent film made up of page-sized panels of color. Solid dyes in cyanmagentayellow and black are embedded in the film. Print head heating elements vaporize the inks which adhere to a specially-coated paper. As the ink cools it re-solidifies on the paper. Color intensity is controlled by precise variations in temperature. For white and light colored fabrics with high polyester content. Dyes the fabric with a very soft hand. Can be printed on nylon as well.
Digital Printing – Modern printing methods such as laser and ink-jet printing are known as digital printing. In digital printing, an image is sent directly to the printer using digital files such as PDFs and those from graphics software such as Illustrator and In Design. This eliminates the need for a printing plate, which is used in offset printing, which can save money and time.
Heat Transfers – Heat transfer printing is a method of printing fibres with disperses dyes. The dyes are designed and is then transferred from pre-printed paper onto a fabric by contact heat and then the dyes are absorbed by the fabric. Heat transfer is great for producing clear and very well defined images. Available in stock : Solar Transfers, Vinyl Transfers, High Definition Transfers on Light & Dark T/Shirts, Glow-In-The Dark Transfers, Glitter Transfers, Sequin Transfers, Shimmer Transfers, Metallic Transfers, 3Dt’s Transfers, Foil Transfers, Deco-Transfers.
Digital UV Printing – Flatbed Digital printing is the reproduction of digital images using inkjet printing, typically on plastic or paperboard, although a wide variety of materials can be printed (common, photographic paper, film, cloth, plastic, etc.). Flatbed digital printers use inks made of acrylic monomers that are then exposed to strong UV-lights to cure, or polymerize them. This process allows for printing on a wide variety of surfaces such as wood or metal, carpet, tile, and even glass. The adjustable printing bed makes it possible to print on surfaces ranging in thickness from a sheet of paper often up to as much as several inches. Typically used for commercial applications (retail and event signage), flatbed printing is often a substitute for screen-printing. Since no printing plates or silk-screens must be produced, digital printing technology allows shorter runs of signs to be produced economically. Environmentally, flatbed digital printing is based on a more sustainable system than its commercial predecessor of solvent printing as it produces fewer waste cartridges and less indoor air pollution.
Cardiff South Public School
In 2013, our School Council decided it was time to modernize and re-brand our school’s image. One aspect of this process, involved the P&C reviewing and ultimately changing our school uniform. Lauren and Greg from Spiffy Promo & Wear have been partners with our our school through this process and have bent over backwards to guide us with expert advice. The customer service they have provided to our school from start to finish has been outstanding. They have gone out of their way to assist us by developing our knowledge of fabrics and each one’s durability and have guided us on selecting a new uniform that is ideal for our students and our climate. Lauren was able to take things a step further than we had expected by developing a number of unique designs for consideration which fitted with the feedback our parents provided. She also consulted with manufacturers and took the worry our of the ordering process. Her eye for detail is exceptional and we are so grateful for her input. The end result is that our parents and students are tremendously happy with our new school uniform and our students and staff certainly look ‘Spiffy’.
I’d thoroughly encourage any companies, clubs or individuals considering utilising Spiffy’s services to do so – you will not be disappointed.
David Holland – Principal, Cardiff South Public School
BMK Financial Services
To whom it may concern,
I have known Greg & Lauren Hancock for a number of years now and have witnessed the way they do business. First with ‘Newcastle Pest Control’ and now with ‘Spiffy Promo & Wear’.
The one overriding factor in my dealings with them in both business’ is their personal and business ideals of ‘Honesty & Integrity’ in everything they do. Greg is an old school gentlemen where his handshake is his contract, and I would trust his handshake over many contracts I have signed in my life. Lauren is no different.
My dealings with Lauren and ‘Spiffy’ have shown her to be incredibly quick and efficient. There’s nothing Lauren won’t do for you. Her number one goal is to make her customers happy. I would highly recommend both Lauren & Greg & ‘Spiffy Promo & Wear’ for all your business, school, sport, and general promotional needs.
Brad Lonergan – BMK Financial Services
To Whom it may Concern
It has been my absolute delight to have met Lauren and Greg from Spiffy Promo & Wear, they have been able to assist me with signage for my phone system and all my corporate wear.
They are so professional, friendly, courteous and helpful, nothing was too difficult, they always checked with me first to make sure that I was happy with my purchase and said that if I was ever not to let them know at once.
I found there work ethics to be very strong and this shows in the quality of their work, timeframe and in the delivery as they will not let anything leave their company if it is not 100%.
I have no hesitation in recommending Spiffy Promo & Wear to any business and am very happy to do business with them and will continue to so. I would be happy to speak to anyone in business that has an interest in any of the work that they provide and can be contacted below.
Bruna Armstrong – WaterFirst Pty Ltd