The embroidery process begins with an idea or a piece of artwork. That artwork then has to be “digitized” which is the specialized process of converting two dimensional artwork into stitches or thread. The digitizing computer software will allow numerous machines to embroider (stitch) the logo/design repetitively onto the various garments.
Is it cheaper to do screen printing or embroidery?
Screen Printing is less expensive, but not as much as people think. It is typically a couple of dollars less per item. On smaller runs, embroidery is generally less expensive.
In what format should I submit my logo?
For the purposes of embroidery, we prefer a JPG at 300dpi. We can also accept TIFF, EPS, GIF and PDF formats. For the purposes of screen printing we need an EPS or Corel Draw files. We can redesign JPG, GIF, PDF or TIFF files for screen printing. All files should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I bring my own garments in for embroidery?
Yes. However, quite often we can save you money by purchasing the product for you because of our volume discount with several vendors.
What kind of items can be embroidered?
The saying in our shop is, “If we can hoop it, we can embroider it.” Most soft items can be embroidered. Call us with questions about your particular item at 011 886 8888.
What is the set-up fee and what is it for?
A set-up fee is a one-time fee charged to set up the computer file to tell the embroidery machines what to do for embroidery. Most items will require a set-up fee. For embroidery, this is payment for the time it takes to digitize your logo, which means to put it in a format that the embroidery machine can read.
How does pricing work for screen printing and embroidery?
Screen printing is priced in the following way:
• Number of garments being printed is by far the most important criteria
• Number of colors
• Number of locations on the shirt
• Number of screens required to print the garment