When ordering custom apparel for your business or organization, you can’t go wrong with a high quality embroidered logo.
Here are some basic embroidery digitizing facts to help you know what you are getting when you order your company logo embroidered on custom apparel.
1) Ask about number of stitches per square inch. The number of stitches is usually about two thousand per square inch. If your embroiderer uses a machine that maxes out at one thousand stitches per square inch, then you can expect that the logo will be thin and that you may see the fabric through the embroidery design.
2) Talk to a knowledgeable person about your choices. Number of stitches can vary greatly depending on the type of fabric that you choose. If you want your embroidered logo to look its best, then ask if the shirts or custom apparel that you chose works well with embroidery.
3) Find out what thread options your embroiderer offers. Polyester and cotton threads may be strong, but they will lose their sheen, get fuzzy and pill up after washing. Top embroiderers only use rayon thread for embroidery.
4) The image that you send needs to be digitized in order to show up exactly as you planned. Take a look at the final image to approve it before you order, or ask for a sample to be sent before you order in bulk. Letters generally cannot be read if they are smaller than 3/16”.
A good embroidery company will talk to you about all of these things when you get ready to order. They should happily address all of your concerns and be able to give you details about the work that they do. They should also be able to point out reasons for doing things the way that they do, and the reasons should point to higher quality, not saving money. Choose the right embroiderer and your custom clothing will come out looking great and stay looking great, wash after wash.