Questions & Answers
Embroidered garments are usually preceived as more luxurious and durable than other forms of garment decorating. Additionally, in smaller quantities, embroidered garments are often less expensive to produce and take less time to obtain. Finally, many people simply prefer embroidery to other decorating options because of its rich, embossed look and feel.
That's one of our great advantages. For many items there is no minimum! For some items the minimum can be as low as 6 or 12 items. We do offer quantity discounts. These start at 12 pieces and more. Please ask.
Embroidery orders normally take 1 weeks (5-10 business days), depending upon the garment selection and availability, and whether your logo has been previously digitized or not.
Call or email us! We'll work out what is, and isn't possible for what you need and let you know just how much it will cost.
Embroidery is priced according to stitch count. If you've never had your design digitized, there will be a digitizing charge based upon the size, number of stitches and complexity of your design. Simply email or fax your your design to us and we'll give you a custom estimate of the cost to digitize and the approxiamate stitch count for embroidery.
Digitizing is a a one-time charge for turning your artwork into a standard embroidery machine language that most embroidery machines can read and use to reproduce your design on a garment. Our digitizing is industry standard and can be used over in the future as long as you do not change your design (size and garment type). The digitized program instructs the embroidery equipment on the thread color, type, size and Location of the stitch on the garment. In some special cases it can be necessary to know the garment and fabric prior to digitizing in order to insure the optimum result. Digitizing your design is a very important step in achieving a high-quality finished product. Digitizing a design is not simply conversion from a picture to a digital format but is a specialized graphic design process. Many logos have elements (such as very fine lines, or highly detailed images) that cannot be fully represented in an embroidered image. The digitizing process includes graphically determining how to best represent the logo in an embroidered form that works well in the embroidery process while still maintaining the integrity of the logo design. When we look at your artwork we will discuss any changes that may be necessary to make at that time if any.
As we've said, it is based upon the stitch count, size and complexity of your logo or design. Email or fax your design to us and we'll give you a custom estimate of the cost to digitize and the approxiamate stitch count for embroidery.
A variety of standard fonts are available for lettering using simple text and punctuation.
You can provide your logo or design artwork in a variety of ways from a printed image, even a sketch to a ready-to-use digitized embroidery file. The difference is how much it will cost and how long it will take to be ready to produce your garments. Sketched artwork takes the longest and is the most expensive method. Most of the time artwork is provided in a computer file format as either Finished Artwork, or Rough Artwork, or in a Printed Format.
Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
Joint Photgraphics Experts Group (.jpeg)
Tagged Image File Format (.tif)
Windows Bitmap (.bmp)
Best Resolution 300 dpi however 150 dpi will work
Let us help you with that. In many cases the best choice for the final embroidered design color(s) is not necessarily standard design color(s). On many garments a contrasting or tonal color choice might appear far more attractive and cost less than the standard design color(s). For example, if your logo design contains a specific shade of green, it might well clash excessively with a shirt in a different shade of green so that a single color embroidered design in a cantrasting or tonal (tone-on-tone) color may work better.
It can and often does make a difference. We already mentioned that garment color and logo color(s) are an important consideration. Type of fabric and fabric weight can be equally as important. For example, very light-eight fabrics do not do well with embroidered designs that are very complex with high stitch counts. Special fabrics like silk, satin or heavy fabric like canvas may require modification as well we'll help you with all this and more.
We provide a sample sew out on a piece of material that will be simular to the garment that the design will go on. If you would like your final logo sewn on a sample this can be arranged also. However, keep in mind that sew-outs and sample garments take time and will increase the time your order takes to complete.
For repeat garments it's easy. We already have all the information available to do an exact repeat of a garment. Just email or call us and we will be happy to help you. Chosing a different garment and colors is often just About Us as easy. Just let us know what you need.