With embroidery, thread is stitched into your custom made product, most often seen in products such as corporate wear, jackets, hats and golf shirts.
Screen printing involves a process that uses inks that are applied to a substrate. It is named screen printing because a mesh screen stencil is created for each colour in your design, through which the ink is pushed to create the finished effect of the design.
- Embroidery is perfect for customising polo shirts and corporate clothing as it offers a high quality and professional finish.
- Embroidered t-shirts tend to last longer than screen printed ones.
- Developments in the t-shirt printing industry have meant that machines can embroider 2-10 pieces at a time which can save a great deal on cost.
- Embroidery tends to be more expensive than other methods.
- Complex imagery and small text may not appear as well represented by embroidered thread as it would by ink through screen printing.
- Printing can be completed in bulk very quickly, which makes it a perfect option for wholesale customisation.
- Printing can create high end products, such as photographs and complex designs, that involve shading and gradients.
- Printing can be inexpensive if bought in bulk.
- Printing doesn’t create as professional a finish as embroidery which makes it unsuitable for high class events.
- It can be expensive if you’re design contains a lot of colours.
For more information on printing methods and all the options that are available, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 072 5334.