Saturday, October 27, 2012

Your Branded Apparel: Logo Mockups?

Planning to order custom embroidered polos with names or possibly a second logo on the back? Thinking about creating your own shirt mockup to send to potential embroiderers so they know what you want? Careful... Make sure your mockup reflects what you want. 

Mockups are good for showing placement especially when more than one logo is involved or the placement is unusual but they can be deceiving. If your logo is unusually large or improperly placed your intentions may be misread and you may be unhappy with the final product. How do you avoid misinterpretations?  Include a note describing each placement such as "typical left chest size and placement" or "6 inches wide located 2 inches below the collar on the back".  Then, when you receive your embroidery proof, check the sizing to make sure it works for you.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Your Branded Apparel: Plaids, Stripes, Textures

Time to refresh your logo apparel? Try embroidered shirts with a patterned or textured fabric.  Great choices include subtle stripes, waffle weave and vertical pique fabrics. Create a unique style by pairing a subtle check or plaid with your logo embroidered in a shade darker than the shirt color and you've updated your business look!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Your Custom Embroidered Logo: Love Turtlenecks?

Love wearing turtlenecks to protect against the winter's cold? Wondering if they can be embroidered with your business logo? Turtleneck and mock turtleneck shirts can be embroidered in the left chest location but they look best when embroidered on the collar. The area is limited to a 1.75" - 2" high design so your logo will look best if one line such as your business name is used. If you do need two lines keep in mind that your text will be small.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Business Branding: Tone-On-Tone Embroidery

Want a classy, upscale image that always looks good?  Try tone-on-tone embroidery!  What is tone-on-tone embroidery? Its when a logo is embroidered in one thread color that is slightly different than the shirt color.  For example, have your logo embroidered in a light medium blue thread on light blue shirts and you have tone-on-tone embroidery. The affect is subtle yet very professional-looking. Let custom embroidered polo shirts help brand your company image!