Friday, April 24, 2009

Embroidery: Finalize Your Order

Once you have a good idea of how your embroidered shirts will look its time to find an embroiderer. Look for someone who will answer your questions, has reasonable pricing and will provide quality work. If you need your shirts for an upcoming event, ask upfront if your deadline can be met.

After you've chosen an embroiderer, verify that they will supply you with an embroidery set-up proof before your shirts are embroidered. Although many embroiderers prefer to email the embroidery set-up, if you have any questions about the quality of the embroidery, readability of the design or the thread colors request an embroidered sample before your order is embroidered.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Embroidered Polos: Make Them Look Good!

Another important consideration is your required sizes and shirt color. If you need extended sizes that usually isn't a problem because many new styles are available up to 6X but if you need tall sizes that will eliminate most styles. As for color, if you want a basic color then you'll have many choices but if you need a particular shade of green for example, your choices are limited.

An often overlooked detail in the design process is choosing a shirt color that works well with your logo. Many people choose a shirt color that is the same color as a major element in their logo. If the logo element doesn't border the shirt then this can reinforce the impact of your logo but if the shirt is the same color as text or another element in your logo and that element isn't against a background then the text won't be readable.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Order Custom Embroidery

You've decided to purchase custom embroidered shirts. You've never bought shirts before so you're uncertain about ordering. How can you make sure your shirts look good?

Start by using a graphic designer to design your logo. Tell them you plan to have your logo embroidered so they will design a logo that works well for embroidery. After you've approved your new logo you're ready to choose a shirt.

Choosing the right shirt is largely based on who will wear the shirts and where the shirts will be worn. While most groups prefer a polo, button down shirts are also popular. In addition to picking a basic style, also consider different features such as moisture management, wrinkle and fade-free shirts.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Embroidery Questions Answered:

More questions and answers:

Q: Can T-shirts be embroidered?

A: T-shirts can be embroidered as long as the design isn't too stitch intensive. If your design has a large area of solid thread then it probably isn't suitable for embroidery.

Q: How much room is there on a visor for an embroidered design?

A: The embroidered area on a visor is limited to 4" wide by 1 1/4" high. Usually a business or event name works best for custom embroidered visors.