Welcome to the Facts & Information page. I have tried to address the most common questions visitors to the Web site may have. I have developed information that may be helpful in understanding embroidery designs, selections, placement and care. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please Contact Us and I will be happy to answer any questions.
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Embroidery has a look and feel that is timeless. It has a unique luster that just cannot be found in other forms of decoration. An embroidered logo can instantly add value and prestige to a garment. Most importantly, the professional appearance of embroidery will help reinforce your corporate identity.
Where would you like your embroidery?
Consider other highly noticeable garment locations for a unique logo/artwork placement
Here is an easy way to estimate the amount of stitches you will need for a great looking logo
Other points to remember when estimating stitch count
It is important to remember that these tip are just a method to provide an estimate only in estimating stitch count. The precise figure can only be determined when the actual artwork is provided and digitized
Digitizing custom embroidered designs from graphics
This discusses design issues related to converting graphic based artwork into a viable embroidery design. Unlike printing, the embroidery process has many limitations that must be carefully considered during a conversion from graphic artwork to stitching. It requires an experienced embroidery designer (sometimes referred to as a "digitizer") to account for these limitations when digitizing a logo.
If you want an embroidered logo to stitch well on a variety of fabrics, you should never attempt to embroider text smaller than 3/16 each letter and 1/4 inch in height. Following this rule, will ensure that your logo can be stitched on anything from pique to fleece.
Color gradients are easily produced in a print process; however embroidery uses a distinct color which makes it a challenge to reproduce shadows and gradients. In cases where the gradient is not a prominent part of the artwork, it may be omitted and the natural texture of the embroidery will be used as a replacement
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any minimum? Nope, there are no minimums or maximums.
What are your set up fees? I do not charge set up fees if using one of the 40,000 stock designs on file.
Do you provide a proof of the logo so I can see it before you embroider my items? Yes, if requested we provide a jpeg image of your logo.
Some companies charge exorbitant shipping fees, what are your shipping fees and what service to you use? Usually most items are picked up in person. If I do need to ship completed embroidery I do not elevate shipping fees. There is no handling fee. I charge exactly what UPS charges us, no more.
Do you supply apparel? I no longer order apparel, bring your own item to be embroidered
Is there an extra charge for multiple colors? I can do 15 different colors changes per design without any additional charges. More than 15 colors per design there is a $3.00 charge.
Is there a difference between threads? Yes, I only use Isacord. Strength, color quality, and colorfast threads are how we judge our thread supplier.
Is the digitizing mine after I pay for it? Yes, on your own custom designs. I keep the file and you are always welcome to have a copy for your records.
I'm not sure of a specific design; do you offer ready made designs? Yes, I own over 40,000 designs, Just ask, and we'll probably have something your looking for. Eexample, Flowers, animals, cars, sports figures, mascots, flags, holiday designs, and many more…
Other than shirts, caps, and jackets, what else can you embroider on? Leather, vinyl, luggage, blankets, dog collars, balsa wood, and just about any fabric you can think of.
Note: Normally the care label instructions pertain to the garment, not the embroidery. Special care should be taken when laundering embroidered garments. Since the conditions of use, washing, pressing and cleaning, etc. vary in use of yarns and threads, the purchaser should assure himself by preliminary tests that the dye fastness of the yarn or thread is 100% colorfast to crocking or washing under all conditions. We cannot be responsible for any consequential damages since the value of the thread is so disproportionate to the value of the goods into which it is stitched.