Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Better Fonts For Embroidery?

Generally speaking, fonts with a thicker column width are better for embroidery. When choosing a font, the size of the lettering and the type of fabric are important considerations. If the embroidery is going on fabric that has a loose weave ( pique knit) or pile (polar fleece) a font with wider columns will work better. If your text is very small, a block font will look better than a serif or script font.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stock Embroidery: Questions Answered

Use a Stock Embroidery Design?

A stock embroidery design is a logo that has been set-up for embroidery. It is digitized so that it can be embroidered on most fabrics. Stock designs are available for just about any subject and are organized by category such as sports and animals. Using a stock design is a good way to lower your cost rather than paying to have artwork digitized.

Can The Colors Be Changed In a Stock Design?

Each individually colored area in an embroidery design can be changed to another color but additional areas of color can’t be added without requiring design editing.

Can Text Be Added To a Stock Design?

Text can be added to a stock design but there must be enough room for the design and the text when the item is hooped (placed in a circular hoop) for embroidery.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Embroidered Logo On Pocket?

Q: Is the embroidery set-up for custom embroidered hats the same as for polo shirts?

A: No, an embroidered design must be specifically set-up for hats but a design that is set-up for hats will work for polo shirts.

Q: Can an embroidered left chest logo be easily adjusted to a jacket back size?

A: No, the logo must be redone because different stitch types are needed for a large design.

Q: Can a logo be embroidered on the pocket of custom embroidered pocket polo shirts?

A; Only very small designs can be embroidered on a pocket unless the pocket is embroidered before being attached to the shirt. Most embroidered logos are located above the pocket or on the right side of pocket polo shirts.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Embroidery Questions Answered

Embroidery Questions Answered

Here are answers to some of the most common embroidery questions that I’ve received:

Q: “Can I change the colors in my artwork?”

A: Yes, you can change your colors. When an embroidery design is set-up it has different areas that a thread color can be assigned to.

Q: “Do the number of colors in a design effect the price?”

A: No, unlike screen printing the number of colors in an embroidered design don’t effect the price unless there is an excessive number (more than 15 colors).

Q: “What size is a left chest logo?”

A: Most left chest custom embroidered logos, otherwise know as “heart” logos, are 3.5” to 4” wide or tall depending on the orientation and the detail in the design.