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We take your beautiful work of art, digitize it, and enter it into our software. From there we optimize the stitching choosing one of two types: Satin stitching (which stitches back and forth only and is used for smaller areas) or fill stitching (in which the stitching direction can be adjusted to compensate for fabric structure and pulling).
Basic visual files like PDF, EPS and JPEG work. If you can send in a vector art file, though, it’s preferred as we can easily manipulate it if adjustments based on threading need to be made.
In practice an embroidered design can have up to 15 colors, but a practical application would be 7 to 8. Even then that’s still a little high—embroidery works best when it's simple and not muddled up by an overly busy design.
With embroidery, the fabric that your garment is made of matters less than the shape of the garment itself. In order to be loaded into our embroidery machine and ensure stability during the stitching process, a product should be laid perfectly flat. With that being said, the most complicated pieces to embroider are baseball caps/dad hats, due to their shape. For this reason, hat orders may take a bit longer than others. Need your hats stat? Let us know and we’ll try to make it work!
Embroidery designs are typically smaller, but if you want to go big try to keep it in the range of 10 x 10, 11, or 12 inches.
We take great pride in our turnaround times—because we know that as soon as you approve your order, you’ll be waiting with bated breath for the mailman to come a-knockin’. That being said, embroidery is a delicate process (even with high-tech machinery like ours!) and we want to make sure your design is perfect. The faster the stitching, the more the fabric is pulled—which can cause it to warp and spread. Intricate embroidery orders may take a bit longer for this reason.
With our machine, we can finish up to 50 pieces in 3 hours. This includes set up time which may take an hour. Orders using specialized services—like puff embroidery—may also have a longer turn time because the material is thicker, requiring a slower stitching process.
Blown away by our embroidery offerings and need something stat? We will always do our best to get your goods in hand when you need them, even if you’re working with a tight deadline—so let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
We are! We still love screen printing—but most of all, we’re just passionate about offering quality custom apparel options that are nice to the planet, and custom embroidery fits the bill! Curious about what we’re doing to try to move the needle? Learn more about our commitment to the planet here.
You bet! They're not in our product builder yet—but fill out our embroidery request form and they'll be calling you Patch Adams in no time.
Yes, we can embroider your design on a pillow! And blankets, too. So soft that counting sheep will be a thing of the past. They're not in our product builder yet—but fill out our embroidery request form and we'll get with you to make sleep magic happen.