Sunday, February 27, 2011

Advertize Your Business Wherever You Go: Embroidered Vests

Popular Thread Colors: Are there popular thread colors for embroidered logos? Yes! As you might guess shades of green are "in" now - especially light greens. White is also a current favorite. White print against a dark background looks good but white thread doesn't always have the same affect because every individual strand is noticeable. Your embroiderer can add topping to improve the appearance or use silver thread instead. Silver thread will look "white" without the imperfections.

Promotional Give-away: Need a give-away that will be worn and seen? Have polar fleece vests embroidered with your business logo. Vests provide an extra layer of warmth whether worn under a jacket or over a sweatshirt. Everyone will love the soft and cozy feel of custom embroidered polar fleece vests.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Embroidered Logo Tips: Collar Logos?

Embroider your business logo on a polo shirt collar? It sounds like a good idea but make sure you aren't trying to fit too many stitches into a small area. Remember - at the most you'll have 1" height. Keep it simple by using just a name or basic image and save the rest for your left chest logo!

Unsure about ordering custom embroidery on line? Pricing should be better but how can you make sure the shirt style will work? Request sample shirts to checkout styling and sizing. Want to verify the embroidery quality? Have an embroidered sample mailed to you so you can check the overall sizing, readability and thread colors.

Need an inexpensive way to advertise your business during the colder months? Distribute custom embroidered knit caps and beanies to your employees, friends and family. Wearing embroidered apparel is a great way to inexpensively advertise your business wherever you go!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Logo Embroidery Questions: Docx Files Accepted?

Can Word files be used as artwork for an embroidery set-up? Doc/docx files are "word" rather than "image" files. They aren't particularily good at maintaining proportions and colors so they can't be depended on to accurately present a logo. Also, they can automatically substitute fonts when a needed font isn't installed in the viewer's system and thus change the look of a design. Finally, Word images are low resolution images so small details may be difficult to see if the image is resized.

What's the best solution if you only have a docx file and you want to use that file for an embroidery set-up? If the file contains only text, have it recreated in an artwork program. What if the file contains an image? Either vectorize (convert to line art) it or have it redrawn in an artwork program so you have clean art for your embroidery set-up. Either way, be sure to approve a jpeg version of your new artwork file before it is set-up for embroidery.