Applications

There are many options to decorate a garment but the three most frequently used are heat transfer, screen printing and embroidery. Each has its own advantages, which will be dependent on your use, quantity and cost. The page below gives an overview of one of the processes – viewing all three will help narrow your decision. Please contact us with the specifics of what you need we will make an informed recommendation for the best and most cost effective option.

Embroidery

Embroidery is a process whereby a sewing machine or embroidery machine is used to decorate garments and apparel for product branding, corporate advertising, and uniform adornment. It is a higher end form of application which is better for a higher number of colors and lower quantity orders. Embroidery is best for nylon and fleece apparel as well as acrylics and heavier weight fabrics though it can be used for almost any apparel. An embroidered area will generally be no more and 3.5 x 3.5 inches and is most often found on the left chest.

Not Suitable For: Thin fabrics and apparel such as t-shirts.

Pros

  • High-end look
  • Lower quantities
  • No wash out
  • Higher detail

Cons

  • Not suitable for all fabrics
  • Longer turn-around time
  • Expensive for larger logos

For Best Results

  • A high-quality image file is essential to ensure the best outcome. Low-resolution files, such as files pulled off the internet WILL NOT WORK.
  • Vector art created in Adobe Illustrator is preferred. Convert all type to Outlines to eliminate font compatibility issues.
  • The high-resolution file will be digitized for use on embroidery equipment.
  • Preferred file formats are EPS, AI, PDF — if not available, high resolution JPG or TIF files.