A little more information about us

Today’s working environment is changing with every season, garments are becoming part of a company statement and identity,  when it comes to reproducing a customers logo for a new project its not always about making their staff look the same as before, its about showing the possibilities of new branding and garment ideas, our customers then have the edge over the competition.


Our team of reprographic experts are able to consult on the most complex digital artwork preparation techniques.
Illustrator® CS6, Photoshop® CS6, InDesign® CS6 Are just a few of the design  packages our artists are trained to use.

Being Versatile Gives Us The Edge

We understand that not every business model works or runs at the same pace.
We’re are a small cog in a much larger machine, it turns slower in some areas faster in others, we’ve  adapted to fit in, learn to be patient and be available to give our advise regarding branding at any stage in the design and manufacture of the garment.

It’s who we are

Over 25 years experience and knowledge of printed heat applied products, all dedicated and tailor made to provide the best solutions to our valued customers. When in doubt contact the experts Dpt-online.

Trusted Supplier

We provide specialist heat applied products and services that can save your organisation time and money. They all offer exceptional value for money, with outstanding quality, and ecological certification.

Garments and Fabric change, we’re already one step ahead waiting

It’s a never ending circle of change in the textile and garment manufacturing process. Dpt-online are ahead and shoulders above the competition when it comes to being able to adapt to any situation and deadline put in our way. We are trusted, respected and do not follow the crowd when it comes to new products and services. We may not be the biggest manufacturer by volume, but without doubt, were the best industry wide for commitment, quality, delivery and price.

Research & Development

Future Textiles

With a growing portfolio of products and an increasingly comprehensive range of services our investment in Research and development is more important than ever.
Textiles composition changes and thats why were constantly developing new products.

Health and safety

Factory environment

Safety in the workplace is paramount to the continued success of our company, members of staff are given continued training when dealing with all aspects of a factory environment.

We are Trusted


Dpt – Online is a trusted and well respected European partner within many industries including the leading industrial laundries and garment manufacturers. Not only do we respect the need for confidentiality for our customers we also understand the need for trust.

Certified Products

Oeko-Tex Standard 100

All our Transfast product range is certified to Oeko-Tex Standard 100
EN ISO 11612 2008 / ISO 6330 2012 / EN ISO 11612 2008

We are Creative


We pride ourselves on the creative talent within our company
Our team approach every job individually and believe our success comes from being a partner with our brands; creating compelling solutions that tailor there needs.

Investors in People

Equality for all

Dpt-Online is an equal opportunities employer with a proven track record within our apprenticeship program. Investing in new tallent insures we continue to be the leading printers within the branding industry.

What Makes Us Different

No other supplier designs, develops and manufactures bespoke branding systems tailored directly to your fabric and your customers needs.

Why Choose Our Products

Our flame retardant transfers have certificates to over 15 individual flame retardant fabrics. We strive to perfect and deliver the very best product all with safety in mind.

From Insight To Action

We offer a range of consumables, from plotter sheets to football numbers that can give you and your organisation the power to make its own choices in new fields.

Innovation For The Future

Creating partnerships with Universities and fashion houses means the talent of today, develops fabrics and branding solutions for tomorrow.

Meet Some Of Our Team

It’s always nice to put a face to a name when your calling or sending an email or just wanting to be nosy about who are staff are here at Dpt, here’s just a few of the brave ones who gave permission and wanted to interact more with our customers. Please feel free to add any of our staff to your networking platforms and endorse any of their skills. If you would like to contact our sales team by phone email or information contact form, please feel free at any time using the information found on our contact us page here.

Managing Director

Mike Smith

Managing Director ( Owner )

Mike Smith has been the leading pioneer within the transfer printing industry. His philosophy of 'We may not be the biggest transfer printers, but we're definitely the market leaders' has been a statement proven time and time again with the caliber of clients wishing to work with our team. Mike's ability to adapt printing systems for clients keeps keeps us head and shoulders above the rest.


Robin Beecroft

Factory Manager

Dpt wouldn't be the same without Robins carefully watching eyes and his ability to organise the day to day running of the factory down to the last detail. Rarely does a person like Robin emerge from within a factory environment to take on the challenges and the full responsibility that comes with his role but we're all grateful he did. Robin is a keen footballer and member of the local golf club.


Kim Handley

Company Secretary / Accounts Dept

Kim brought her extensive knowledge of finance to Dpt in 2001 when she returned from her adventures running the Accounts department for a well known hotel chain in the big city. After returning to her home town to raise a family, her family then grew to include us all at Dpt and to this day she treats us all as her children. Kim is Available to open customers accounts from Monday - Friday 9am to 4.30pm


April Sykes

Sales Manager

Originally joining the company 11 years ago April has excelled within Dpt beginning her journey as art work studio assistant, before undertaking the role of Sales Manager at the age of 29. Aprils skill set brings knowledge of design and branding directly into the sales environment. Aprils role of sales manager now takes her out and about to our customers, adding to Dpt's personal touch.


James Barratt

European Sales Assistant

James burst onto the scene within Dpt in march of 2017. Initially joining us as a printer's assistant, his ability and flexible working attitude within other departments enabled him to learn the whole process from the art room to dispatch very quickly and has now propelled him to be a major star in the front office. We wish James all the best in his new role.


Laura Chance

Sales Assistant

Laura joined Dpt as a part time sales assistant in May 2016 and quickly proved herself to being one of its most valued members in the sales department. Laura has excelled in every aspect in the sales team and is currently training within the office 365 office suite enabling her to make adjustments and alterations to Customer online portals.


Brooke Brocklesby

Assistant Studio Manager

After joining us in April 2016, Brooke quickly became a valued and trusted member of the company. Brooke has always craved new challenges and has successfully worked her way to Assistant studio manager, a role that she thrives in. Brooke brings a wonderful calming attitude to Dpt one that we hope she continues to do for many more years.


Steve Kirkham

Production Supervisor

Steve has been with Dpt for 14 years and started like many of the best on the factory floor, getting down and dirty, and is currently taking a more active role in day to day production planning, his ability to use most of the print machinery is making him the go to guy when things need sorting. Steve is a volunteer firefighter for our local community.