The History Of Custom Embroidery
Embroidery is a very old technique used for decorating garments. A fossil was found dating back to 30,000 BC. It had embroidery on the items a hunter had with him. Back then they embroidered by hand. Around 1826, the first hand embroidery machine was invented. It allowed one person to do the work of four people. Since then embroidery machines and techniques have continued to evolve and production time has lessened.
Embroidered Flex Fit Cap
Custom woven patch sewn onto a beanie.
Custom Embroidery Application
We can custom embroider your logo on caps, bags, and apparel. Although embroidered items can cost a bit more, they give your apparel a more professional look and have a higher perceived value. The imprint lasts longer and won’t fade. We usually embroider caps, polos, and woven shirts but we rarely embroider t-shirts. We always embroider fleece or any item that is fuzzy. Due to the nap of fleece, ink does not lay down on it very well and might even crack.
As you can see in the photo to the left, we can embroider all sorts of products. In addition to terry cloth wristbands, we can embroider patches, golf towels and blankets. Custom embroidery works especially well for backpacks and messenger bags which are hard to screen print because you cannot lay them down flat.
The number of colors we can stitch on patches is limited to 8 and the number of colors we can embroider on any one design is 6 without incurring extra fees.
Photo Realistic Custom Embroidery
Custom Embroidery Pricing
Custom Embroidery is priced based on the stitch count which is the number of stitches sewn onto the garment. The larger you want the logo and the more fill in the logo, the more stitches it will take and the more expensive it will be. The upside is that we will not charge you based on the number of colors in the design up to 6. This is the exact opposite of screen printing, where the size of the logo does not affect the price but the number of colors does.
Before we embroider your logo we need to digitize it so that the embroidery machine knows in what sequence it should stitch your artwork and also what types of stitches to use. There is a fee to digitize your artwork but it varies per design. The more complicated your logo the more expensive it is.