Friday, December 28, 2007

Compare Costs

After obtaining permission, research the cost of having your own shirts embroidered. Don't forget to include set-up and shipping fees. Compare your cost with what your franchise would charge you. If you need just a few shirts then purchasing shirts from your franchise may be a better deal. But, if you need a large quantity now or in the future then ordering your own shirts should be a better buy. Also remember that if you purchase your own shirts then you'll be able to choose the garments and you'll have more control over what you spend per shirt.

more costs to come...

Friday, December 21, 2007

Order Shirts For Your Franchise

Before deciding whether you want to order your own embroidered shirts you need to obtain permission to reproduce the franchise logo. Without this you risk facing copyright infringement issues in the future. Once you've received permission, ask for an artwork file and PMS (Pantone Matching System) color information. You should also inquire about how the logo is to be used. For example, must it in a specific location and have a specific size? Can information be added to the logo such as your name, location or phone number?

coming...set-up fees

Friday, December 14, 2007

Order Shirts From A Franchise?

You’ve decided to order embroidered shirts for your new franchise business. Do you need to purchase shirts from the franchise company? Most franchise companies sell decorated apparel but the cost per shirt is often more then you’d like to pay for a shirt, especially when you’re starting a new business. But, if you order shirts on your own you may pay set-up fees. What’s best?

Friday, December 7, 2007

If You Provide Your Business Card As Artwork...

You can provide a business card, web page logo or other form of your logo but keep in mind that your artwork will probably need to be adjusted for embroidery. This may involve resizing text and images. Often design elements must be simplified for embroidery. The detailed serif font that looked great on your business cards won't translate well into embroidery and will need to be modified. The drop shadow effect highlighting your business name on your web page may need to be eliminated. Your embroider will know what changes to make so your embroidered logo looks good but its a great idea to check an artwork proof of your embroidery set-up before your shirts are embroidered.