Embroidery is a great way to promote your brand. It’s the process of decorating apparel with needle and thread. Embroidery must be digitized for the machine to read the design. Digitizing is the process of using special software to create plotting commands for the embroidery machine. The commands are transferred to the machine's logic head by a designated embroidery language. Embroidery can’t quite produce the fine details that screen printing or dye sublimation can due to the decorative thread being a less versatile, less precise medium. Keep this in mind when designing and avoid aspects like thin lines, narrow spacing and small text. Fine, light colored lines might not turn out as expected. Fine lines are created with with a series of thin stitches, and the negative space between stitches can make thin lines look more like dotted lines. Darken up any fine lines and details to ensure they show up in the finished product. We offer around a wide variety of different color threads and can order additional colors if your project calls for it. We also offer Pantone matching, but bouncing light can cause the thread to look lighter or darker in certain areas and at certain angles. Still unsure if your graphic will work for embroidery? Don’t worry! Send us your artwork and our awesome Embroidery and Digitizing Departments will check out your files. They’ll let you know if any changes need to be made and can make suggestions to make your project look incredible. Scroll down to check out some of the techniques we specialize in and find the right one for your project!
Standard embroidery is a process whereby an embroidery machine is used to create patterns on textiles. It is used commercially in product branding, corporate advertising, and uniform adornment. It is also used in the fashion industry to decorate garments and apparel. It is available in a wide variety of thread colors and lays flat on the surface of the apparel.
3D Puff Embroidery
When the embroidery is raised from the surface and gives the embroidery a 3-D effect. This kind of embroidery is known as puff embroidery. The procedure of this embroidery includes making use of a foam rubber. Once the foam is placed down, the shape of the embroidery is done on the foam rubber in a way that the penetrations from the needles cuts through the foam and around the outer edges of the shape to be embroidered. Once the embroidery is done, the excess remaining foam is cleaned up. By doing so, the area around the design becomes clean but the foam remains in place under the design itself hence giving a 3-d look.
Monograms are one of the most popular designs in commercial embroidery. They are an easy way to add extra value with a “touch of class” to a wide variety of garments and other products. A popular trend in three-letter commercial embroidery monograms is a large center letter flanked by two smaller letters. In most commercial embroidery monograms, the large center letter is the surname (or initial of last name).