Once you've chosen the perfect garment, it's time to decide whether you want your logo or design printed or embroidered. They both deliver stunning results, but one or the other will suit your purposes, clothing, order quantity and design style best. Here's what you need to know.
Most people supply artwork in a digital format, either a .jpg, vectored Illustrator or rasterised Photoshop file. We have to re-draw the design before uploading it, a skilled job that puts it into a format our embroidery machines can read. Depending on the design, re-drawing and bringing your design to sparkling life can be either simple or very complicated.
We use state-of-the-art industry specific Computer Aided Design programs to convert a file so the design is embroidery-ready. It involves a number of processes including deciding the type of stitch, stitch frequency, stitch size and stitch direction. Once our digitiser has done their work we usually output your file as DST file, occasionally an alternative format.
Our digitisers are highly experienced and professional people. They make informed, intelligent decisions about designs to make sure the result is as good as it possibly can be. We never use the 'auto-digitise' tool in the software we use. That's just lazy, and it doesn’t deliver the best results.
We pride ourselves in doing a brilliant job every time, making sure the finished garments we create are the highest quality. It's what makes our work worthwhile.
Embroidery offers a more prestigious-looking, harder wearing and decorative solution. It's also textured, a 3d effect that simply shouts quality. It's ideal for:
Embroidery doesn't work all the time, for every order. Sometimes it's best to have your logo or design screen-printed or digitally printed instead, using a direct to garment digital process or even a vinyl transfer. Print is probably best when:
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