Friday, January 23, 2009

PMS Embroidery Matching

How is PMS (Pantone Matching System) matching accomplished when you need exact color matching for custom embroidered polo shirts? If your logo was designed with PMS colors then your embroiderer can see if there are matching PMS thread colors. Although many PMS colors have matching embroidery thread, not all PMS colors have equilivant thread colors. If that is the case, your embroiderer will choose the next closest colors so you can pick the thread colors you prefer. In that situation your embroider should show you different samples that illustrate the various thread color possibilities so you can choose the closest match.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Embroidery Questions Answered

Question: Does the number of thread colors in an embroidered logo effect the cost?

Answer: Generally speaking, unless your logo has more than fifteen colors the cost won't be effected. An exception is when you have a large quantity (a hundred plus) items to be embroidered. Then you may be charged more for designs with multiple thread colors because each color change increases the running time for the embroidered design.

Question: How Can I Choose a Fitted Polo?

Answer: Choose a slim fit style for teens and young adults. These polo shirts have a trimmer cut and often contain some spandex in the fabric. For adults, pick a style that contains some spandex. Some women get a better fit by choosing a ladies plus size rather than ordering up a size or purchasing a man's shirt. Taller men may prefer a tall-sized polo that is designed with more length in the chest and sleeves.