Embroidery is a process by which a design stitched onto material through the use of a high- speed,computer-controlled sewing machines.
Artwork must first be “digitized,” which is the specialized process of converting two-dimensional artwork into stitches or thread.
The digitizer must actually recreate the artwork using stitches. Then it programs the embroidery machine to sew a specific
Type of design ,in a specific colour, with a specific type of stitch. This is the process known as digitizing. Embroidery is most
commonly used on logo patches, apparel and caps or hats.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ON THE DON’TS OF EMBROIDERY
Block capital letters cannot be smaller than 5 mm
Depending on material
Drimac /600D/Poly Cotton smallest – 4 mm
Any stretch material no smaller than 7/8 mm
Have a lookout for logos that are same colour as the garment (it will not be visible unless requested)
Biggest embroidery 350 x 350 mm
Any high-res image format Preparing of Artwork
Artworks digitized using Wilcom software package
Adds a more prestigious look to the garment
Small quantities are often more cost-effective than Screen Printing Embroidery will not fade or wash away Certain items must be embroidered – some items cannot be screen printed (eg fleece, certain moisture management garments and synthetic garments)
Longer turn- around time for large orders – as opposed to screen printing Fine details will not brand correctly –
Thread does not match pantones exactly in embroidery
Framing the embroidery (pockets on shirts) (Embroidered above pockets) (Remove pockets, embroider pocket , then resew pocket)
THINGS TO KNOW
EMBROIDERY ON BAGS
No embroidery on bags with padding or insulation
Need enough space for framing
No embroidery over zips (inside / outside) or framing
Individual names per item will cause longer turn-around times
We can do 3D embroidery on certain designs only.
Please always be aware of embroidery on sleeves.
The logo stays one size but if the shirts are different sizes,
there may not be enough space to embroider the logo.
The Branding department can unpick the sleeves in
order to fit the logo, but then the sleeve needs to be
sent to alterations for sewing which may increase the
cost and turn-around time.
Backing is the white piece of material you will find on the back on
an embroidery. Tearaway will be used on the material that are
strong enough to hold the embroidery together. Backing will
be used on soft stretchable material to stabilize.
After 2/3 washes the backing will soften.
We cannot embroider on Velcro strap
Front – 5.5 cm high is max that can be embroider
Back – 20 x 5 cm
Sides – 10 x 5.5 cm
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