Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Embroidery: Did You Know?

Wearing custom embroidered business attire used to be difficult if you weren't build like the average person. But, today's styles have more sizing options. Here are some examples:

Its easy to find custom embroidered polo shirts and custom embroidered jackets in sizes up to 6X. No more trying to find a style that is "close" to what everyone else is wearing.

It's easy to find embroidered button down shirts and polo shirts in ladies plus sizes so everyone can wear a shirt that fits rather than wearing a "tent".

Monday, December 29, 2008

Embroidery Questions Answered

Question: Can a full front embroidered design be embroidered on a T?

Answer: No, due to the light weight of T-shirt material only small, less stitch intensive designs can be embroidered on a T-shirt.

Question: Can artwork taken from a website be used for an embroidery set-up?

Answer: It depends on the logo. A web image will have a low, 72 dpi resolution. If the logo is fairly basic and doesn't contain a lot of detail then the web image may work but if it contains small detail or text in an unusual font then a higher resolution image is needed to accurately transfer the artwork into stitch format.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Embroidered Apparel: Did You Know?

Ladies, tired of wearing over-sized baseball hats? Now you can order women's custom embroidered hats sized with a lower profile, smaller circumference and a shorter bill and get a better fit!

Do certain types of clothing give you allergy problems? Try wearing apparel made from bamboo such as custom embroidered bamboo polo shirts. Bamboo products are naturally anti-microbial and are made with little use of pesticides or fertilizers so you'll be more comfortable.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Switch Embroidered Fabrics?

Can the same embroidery design be used on different fabrics? Yes, with some exceptions. An embroidered design that was originally digitized for custom embroidered denim can be embroidered on a pique knit with some minor editing to maintain the clean edges of the design. The same design can be used for fabric that has "pile" such as custom embroidered polar fleece as long as it is edited to accomodate for the fleece.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Embroidered Logo Boost!

How can you make your custom embroidered hats logo stand out? Choose a hat style that has a contrasting brim or sandwich (edge of the brim) that is the same color as a color in your logo and watch your embroidered logo POP!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Embroidered Logo Check

We receive lots of logos from customers. Most of them are well-designed and represent the business accurately but occasionally I view a logo and wonder what type of business it represents.

Does your custom embroidered logo work for your business? Does it help brand your corporate image or does it make people wonder what your business is about?

Your logo should:

1. Be clearly readable
2. Convey the type of business
3. Give your approach to business (tag line)
4. Be unique
5. Be memorable
6. Translate into a variety of mediums such as letterhead, business cards, embroidery and print advertising.

If your logo doesn’t satisfy these requirements its time to update your logo!