Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Your Embroidered Logo: Did You Know?

The Embroidery Set-up - one way to tell if a design is well digitized is to see how well it holds up after repeated laundering. A poorly digitized design can look good when first embroidered but look terrible after a few washings.

The Thread's Sheen - embroidery thread has a sheen that makes it look three dimensional. Embroidered designs can't duplicate all the effects seen in printed designs but they do create their own unique look.

Are All Cottons Equal?  No! Some people avoid 100% cotton shirts because they've worn a cheap cotton shirt that felt ruff. If you love cotton and want a soft-feeling.fabric look for a pima, Egyptian or ring-spun cotton.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Your Embroidered Logo: Trademark Symbols

Should you include the TM or circle R symbol in your embroidered logo if your logo is trademark protected? Its your choice but if it stays it may not look like it did in print.  It must be interpreted for embroidery like the rest of your logo.

What does this mean? Often a TM or circle R must be enlarged to embroider well and be readable. It may look too large on a printed proof but it won't draw as much focus when embroidered because it will consist of thin running stitches that have the same thickness as thread. What if you don't want to enlarge it? You may end up with an unreadable knot because embroidered text can't be downsized as much as printed text.  That option isn't necessarily bad.  It may work if you just want a suggestion of the symbol to let people know its there.

Sometimes the TM or circle R may be moved closer to whatever element of the design its closest too. This allows it to be connected to that element so it doesn't embroider as a separate item. Usually this "connected" location isn't noticed and allows the symbol to be embroidered directly after the other item which helps secure the stitches.

Does the color of the TM or circle R matter? Yes!  When these symbols are a dark thread color they tend to fade into the background while light thread colors are more noticeable. So, if you may decide to remove a symbol rather than have it draw too much attention because or its light color or size.

Unsure whether to keep the TM or circle R? Request to see a proof showing each option so you can pick what you prefer!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Your Embroidered Logo: Budget-Friendly Polo In Tall Sizes?

Looking for a budget-friendly polo available in tall sizes? Need an unusual color such as purple or gold? The KP55T (tall sizes) and KP55 (regular sizes) are custom embroidered polo shirts that meet your needs! These polos are made from a 50/50 jersey knit fabric - the T-shirt fabric you love, have a stain-release finish and come in 22 colors! Your taller employees will appreciate the fit and you'll love how good everyone looks!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Your Embroidered Logo: All About Hats

Want to purchase Custom Embroidered Hats to advertise your new business? Wondering about what style to get, the size and location of your logo and other details? Read on!

Are some hat styles better for some designs? Yes! If your logo is "tall" choose a hat with a high, structured front profile.  You can use an unconstructed, low profile style but your logo will be less readable.

How big can your logo be? Can it extend from the brim to the top? Hat designs are approximately 4" wide and 2"-2.25" high.  Some machines can embroider 2.5" high designs but the curvature of the hat will negatively impact the quality of the design.

How are full front hat designs embroidered?  Designs taller than 2.5" high are usually embroidered before the hat is assembled. Can bill designs be embroidered? Yes, but they must be embroidered before the hat is sewn together.

Can the sides and back of hats be embroidered? Yes, these locations can be embroidered with a small design or text such as a web URL or tag line.

Uncertain which style is right for you?  Spend time looking at different styles and discuss your needs with your embroiderer. They will know what styles are popular and most likely to work for you.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Your Embroidered Logo: Budget-Minded Talls?

Looking for a inexpensive tall-sized polo in lime green? Check out the KP55T polo from Port & Company! Its available in twenty-two colors including charcoal, aquatic blue and safety orange!

You'll appreciate the KP55T'S extra length in the sleeves and torso. This stylish polo is made from 5.5-ounce, 50/50 cotton/polyester fabric, has a stain-release finish and coordinates with the KP55 polo and KP55P pocket polo in regular adult sizes.  Don't settle for a shirt that doesn't fit when all you really need is a tall size.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Your Embroidered Logo: Button Downs Or T's?

You're faced with a decision.Your new logo looks great in print but your embroiderer says it must be simplified for embroidery. You love all the details and shadowing so you wonder if there's another option.  Screen printing is suggested but you'll need to switch from button down to tee shirts.

Button downs or T's - how do you decide?  You want the professional look of button down shirts and don't want to downgrade their appearance by printing them. You also love all the details in your new logo so you don't want to simplify it for embroidery but will tee shirts work?

What should you do? If you need a more professional look choose embroidered button down shirts.  Customers will notice your logo and it will convey a higher value than a printed logo.  Although you may be disappointed that your embroidered logo is missing minor details it still contains the essential information that advertises your business and most likely your customers won't notice the difference!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Your Embroidered Logo: Need a Unparalleled Performer?

The Sport-Tek ST650 is a sharp-looking, moisture-wicking polo available in fourteen great colors. This tag-free sport shirt is made from 3.8 ounce polyester tricot.  It has a flat-knit collar, open hem sleeves and dyed-to-match rubber buttons.You'll love the look and feel of this budget-friendly polo shirt.