Embroidery offers a more prestigious looking and harder wearing decorative solution. With these two reasons in mind, an embroidered logo is often better in the following circumstances;
>> On outside workwear when the garments will be washed frequently
>> For catering wear and kitchen wear that become soiled/ stained every day requiring frequent hot washing
>> With staff who are 'customer facing' you may be buying polo shirts or smart office shirts but require a small
logo presence for professional brand identity
>> If your budget does not allow frequent replenishment of clothing
>> On rain jackets or heavy winter jackets as these garments are often treated with a water repellent coating
after they have been manufactured. This also repels ink or transfer adhesive
>> On Fleeces or knitwear as it is not possible to print on the fluffy surface
>> Although possible, we feel that embroidery always works better on caps
Embroidery cost is worked on the number of stitches in your design and quantity of garments being embroidered. There will be a once off digitising cost but that will not be charged again on any future orders as long as the embroidery is the same.
We can accommodate small or large runs so contact us with your requirements!
More than likely you will be able to supply your artwork in a digital format such as a JPG, vectored Illustrator or rasterised Photoshop file. These are the common formats that customers are now able to provide but your artwork must go through a 'redrawing' process by one of our skilled artisans in order for it to be in a format that can be read by our embroidery machines.
We use sophisticated and industry specific CAD programs to make the conversion. This involves us importing your design into the program and then redrawing your design and plotting the type of stitch, stitch frequency, stitch size and stitch direction of your design for the embroidery machinery to read.
We tend to output these files as DST files but there are other formats. The digitiser interprets your design and applies certain techniques to make it work on the machines and aesthetically. There are good digitisers and bad digitisers as there is with every skilled sector. A good digitiser will make decisions about your design that will optimise the finished result. A bad digitiser will use the 'auto-digitise' function in the software without applying any skill.
Pros – Prestigious, quality look; great for small designs such as company logos, names or web addresses; ideal for sweatshirts, heavier t-shirts and school uniforms; no further set-up costs for repeat orders.
Cons – Can be expensive for larger designs with a large stitch count. Detail can be limited but we can optimise your design to best suit your original artwork.
We will send a mock up of your digitised design to ensure you are happy with how it has been digitised from your artwork and thread colours before it goes to full production.