Sunday, July 28, 2013

Embroidered Shirts: Request a Quote!

Need a quote for your next embroidered polo shirt order? Unsure what information to include in your request? Here are some suggestions:
  • Shirt style and color 
  • Approximate quantity
  • Logo placement
  • Required turnaround time  
Don't forget to add your artwork and any questions you may have. If you haven't chosen a specific style its best to give a description of the type of shirt you'll need and other important considerations such as "moisture-wicking fabric desired" or "tall sizes necessary".

Its also good to mention details such as logo size needs,  PMS color matches and other details that may affect the cost and production time.  Keep your quote request simple and easy to understand and you'll receive a quick reply!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Embroidered Polos: The Perfect Thread Color?

Have a single color logo that you want embroidered on different colored polos? You can vary the thread color to suit the shirt color but what if you prefer a single thread color that works for a variety of shirt colors ranging from light to dark? What one thread color is readable against many different colored backgrounds? GOLD! Gold thread will work with a variety of colors from white to black while giving your logo a classy look.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Embroidered Shirts: The "Right" Shirt?

Assigned the task of ordering shirts for your group? Last year's shirt didn't work and its up to you to find a better option quickly. Terrified by the idea of picking out the "right" style that will please everyone including your boss? How do you proceed?

Collect information about past orders.  What was wrong about last year's shirt?  Was the color too light?  Did the fabric wrinkle easily? Was it unflattering? Too "cheap" looking?

Develop an idea of what works for your group. Don't forget to consider basic features such as fabric type, availability in needed color and sizes and budget requirements. Consider what other qualities will make this year's shirt a "hit". Will a moisture-wicking fabric keep everyone cool? Will your logo look great against that new shade of green? Will a preshrunk cotton reduce sizing issues?

Make a list of your needs and ask your embroiderer to suggest some styles. If you're unsure about different options such as fabric types your embroiderer will be able to answer your questions. Narrow your possibilities to three choices, get a second opinion if necessary, review your top priorities and choose your shirt!