Saturday, May 26, 2007

Knits, Sleeves??

Knits: Yes. Since embroidered stitches tend to “sink in” to loosely woven knits, you may need a background fill (block of embroidery in the same color as the garment). This fill acts as a foundation for your logo giving it a flat surface to lie on so your embroidery won’t sink into the weave of the knit. This technique is commonly used for custom embroidered knit caps.

Sleeves: Yes. Small embroidery designs place near the cuff of a short-sleeve polo shirt are easily embroidered. Long (4” plus) text placed long ways on a long-sleeve shirt is more difficult to set-up and embroider so expect to pay more for this type of placement.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Visors, Pockets

Visors: You are limited to 1” height x 4” width. Most logos will need some adjustments to fit. You may want to simplify your logo or just use your business name.

Pockets: As expected, you are limited to a small design. Pockets vary in size so a design that fits on one style may not work with another style. Also, pockets can vary in size depending on the size of the garment and whether it is a men’s or women’s style. If you need a pocket design for a large group, make sure the design works with the smallest sized shirt.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Can You Embroider On…?

One of the most common questions I get from customers is whether their custom embroidered logo can be embroidered on a particular item. Usually the answer is YES; but, sometimes small changes are needed to accommodate the type of garment.

T-shirts: Most left chest (heart size) logos can be embroidered on a T-shirt unless the logo is very stitch intensive. An example would be a logo with a large fill (e.g. rectangular area of solid stitches). This type of logo needs a heavier garment to support the extra stitches. Choosing a garment made from a heavier fabric such as a pique polo or sweatshirt would be a better choice.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Get The Word Out!

Need to advertise your business web address? A web address can be advertised on the back of a custom embroidered hat or shirt. On the back of a shirt, your address can be embroidered below the yoke or on the collar.

If you want to make a big impression, have your address embroidered on the back of a jacket. This works especially well if your web address is the same as your business address. You might consider dropping the "www" and capitalizing the first letter of each word if your name contains multiple words. Also, each word (or individual letters) can be embroidered in a different thread color to add more clarity. For example, if your business colors are red and blue and your name is " consider using Most important, don't forget to keep your text in a simple, easy to read font. Depending on the length of your name. you might need to use a font that is more narrow so that the letters take up less width.