EMBROIDERY

Embroidery is the process of stitching a design onto a garment using a variety of threads next to one another. Different threads are used for different colours, for which the path and quantity are controlled by a specialist file read by an embroidery machine.

PRO’S & CON’S OF EMBROIDERY

PRO’S

  • Effective for runs of any size, large or small.
  • Specific thread colours can be specified, and if you do not have these, our experienced art department will colour-match as closely as possible to your artwork.
  • Delivers a high quality finish – very long-lasting and hard-wearing, with rich vibrant colours.
  • Can be used on a wide range of garments, and it is even possible to embroider directly over seams.
  • Can be produced from artwork that is of a lower quality or resolution than what is required for printing.

CON’S

  • Cannot reproduce gradients and subtle shades as well as other methods.
  • Can compromise waterproof materials.
  • Does not produce very fine details.
  • Pantones cannot be matched to exactly , although we can help advise you of the closest equivalent. There is also a limit to the amount of different colours that can be used per design.
  • Embroidery embellishments can be no more than 240mm squared.

TYPES OF EMBROIDERY

Embroidery is an effective way of getting a proffesional, high quality and long lasting embelishment on your garment, bag, towel etc. This is very popular for company uniforms and school apparel.
These are a separate piece of special material which are embroidered and then sewn onto garments, bags etc. The design can be much more detailed than regular embroidery, and still offer a high quality and long lasting embellishment.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS & CONSTRAINTS

  • Artwork should saved and sent to us at no less than the required embroidery size
  • Either vectored or non-vectored artwork is fine for this method. For an explanation of what is meant by vectored artwork, please click HERE
  • Where your artwork is in vectored format, all text and strokes should be outlined
  • Any linked images will need to be embedded into your artwork file.
  • To guarantee legibility, the smallest letter in any text must be a minimum of 5mm high.
  • Large blocks of uninterrupted imagery are not advisable, as this can make the embroidery heavy and cause a garment to sag forwards.