Yorkshire business supplies company CTS UK has invested in a brand-new Direct to Film (DTF) printer, which creates soft and vibrant images, perfect for printing on a wide range of garments.

This new printer combines DTG (Direct to Garment), Print and Cut and Screen Printing in one piece of equipment.

CTS UK seized the opportunity to run their first large batch of transfers from the new DTF printer by providing 1,000 sponsorship T-shirts for the recent Northallerton 10K race.

The print design consisted of the 19 businesses that sponsored the race, including CTS UK, which was held in aid of Northallerton charity Pendragon Community Trust.

Pendragon’s aim is to provide support to the lives of those with physical, mental, and emotional difficulties and their families and carers. The multi-sensory unit based in Northallerton is a truly inspirational place and has become a real saviour to so many families in the area.

Jules Downes, the Trust’s development manager commented: “The T-shirts, which were given to everyone who completed the 10K, are a fantastic reminder of a very special day. The t-shirts have all our sponsors names on, and I am sure will be valued by everyone who took part in the race.

“They look fantastic and I would like to thank CTS UK for their kindness and generosity. It is fitting and rewarding that a local Northallerton-based company like CTS should become involved in helping a local charity like ours. We are very grateful.”

Howard Gill, managing director took part in the race. He explained: “I turned 50 at the end of May and having reached this milestone I thought it would be appropriate to participate in the 10k race in the town we are based. There was a great community spirit, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

“We were thrilled to supply the t-shirts for the race participants. We felt like it was a positive way in which we could contribute to a very popular race to support a very popular charity.”

Howard added: “We are proud of the high-quality prints on these T-shirts, as we have invested heavily in this advanced DTF technology. We have seen fantastic outcomes and received positive feedback. We are now able to produce and deliver higher volumes than before of Personalised Workwear & Hi-vis Clothing and Print on Demand products.”