Embroidery is an elegant and stylish way to decorate or personalise any garment or embroidery friendly item.
Often used on uniforms for work, clubs or schools. While not suitable for finer detailed images, embroidery does have a significant advantage over screen printing when it comes to affordable colour. Unlike screen printing, which uses screens for each colour, there are no added costs for extra colours. Although any design that will need more than just keyboard lettering, will have to be digitised. There is a one-off 'digitising or setup' fee, which covers the cost of translating the artwork into stitches.
The digitised image is loaded to the embroidery machine. The machine then uses the digital instructions to create your design with threads. The number of stitches that the machine needs to make, the quantity of items being embroidered and the location of the embroidery determines the embroidery cost.
Limitations for Embroidery
There are a few limitations for embroidery that we would like our customers to be aware of:
- Keep images as simple as possible, avoiding too much detail
- Don't use lettering less than 5mm high (approx 21pt)
- Chest pocket designs should be no larger than 100mm wide
- The maximum area for the front of a cap is 120mm wide x 55mm high
- Colour gradient/shading options are limited with embroiery
- Embroidery is not a perfect art and you cannot reproduce a logo with the same detail as a print on paper
Lead times vary but our average delivery times are between 5 to 10 business days from artwork approval. These time frames are a general guide.