Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Your Embroidered Logo: Embroidery or Screen Printing?

You need to order a large quantity of polo shirts with a left chest design.  Should the polos be embroidered or screen printed?

Most polo shirts are embroidered because screen printing is a more casual look that can downgrade the appearance of a nice polo shirt. But, you have a limited budget so you must consider both methods. Screen printing a large quantity of shirts is usually cheaper but you must use a shirt style with a tight weave to obtain a clean print. A jersey knit fabric (looks like T-shirt material) will most likely be the cheapest option but if you want a shirt with a more athletic look and performance features then you can choose a slightly more expensive 100% polyester polo. Screen printing can recreate design features like drop shadows, outlining and small text better than embroidery but the sheen of embroidery thread can give an embroidered design its own unique appeal.

But, if your design has multiple colors and you prefer the look of embroidery then you may want to have your shirts embroidered.  Most likely you'll avoid any set-up fees because of the large quantity, you won't be charged for multiple design colors and you can use any polo shirt style.