Sunday, July 27, 2008

Artwork Check

You created artwork to use for your custom embroidered polo shirts. Have you checked it carefully to be certain it will work for embroidery? Are all elements in the design centered? Do you have too much text? Is your text too small? Do you have too much detail? Is your business name large enough?

Most left chest logos are 3.5 - 4” wide or high depending on which dimension is greater. When your artwork is correctly sized is it readable from a short distance? Remember, if it’s difficult to read when printed, it will be harder to read when embroidered. Having artwork that works well for embroidery is essential to creating a readable embroidered logo. If you’re not sure if your artwork will work, ask your embroiderer!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Prevent Fading of Custom Embroidered Polo Shirts

If you’ve had trouble with Custom Embroidered Polo Shirts fading here are some tips to prevent this:

1. Choose a lighter shirt color. Dark colors will loose more dye when washed.

2. Choose a blend or 100% polyester fabric. Cotton fibers will loose more dye when washed.

3. Turn items inside out before washing. Wash in cold water and use a low temperature dryer for minimal time.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Distance to View Embroidered Logo?

You’re having custom polo shirts embroidered and a sample is being sent to you so you can approve it before your order is processed. At what distance should you view your sample? Three feet. Yes, you can examine the embroidery closely to check the stitching quality but when looking at your sample from a readability viewpoint check your logo from a close distance as if your logo was worn by someone you're meeting. This is when your embroidered logo will advertise for you so it must look good and be readable!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Unnecessary Details

We've discussed what information you need to give when ordering Custom Embroidered Basic Polo Shirts. Are there details that you don't need to specify when having your logo embroidered?

Logo Size - you can mention the general size of the logo (whether it is heart-sized or full back for example) but you don't need to give the exact measurements.

Text Size - you don't need to indicate the font point size or whether it is bold.