Logo Embroidery and Screen Printing Buying Tips

 

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Logo Embroidery

Logo Embroidery Design

Following the tips below can help assure the artwork you provide will achieve the dynamic results you want when your logo embroidery and screenprinted on your branded clothing. It can also help increase the efficiency and quality of the decorating process. Art that is “ready” for use is provided in an electronic file that can be used for pre-press and printing without making modifications. Below are a number of important considerations and tips to help get your art ready for decorating.

Acceptable Artwork Formats

Art may be provided in any of the following formats. Please note the modifications that may need to be made it order to make each format ready for decorating.

For all three formats, proper resolution is critical for clean results.

The standard resolution for printed artwork is 300 dpi (dots per inch).

Mechanical artwork

The traditional standard for acceptable mechanical artwork is “camera-ready black and white.” Mechanical artwork can be supplied on a sheet of white paper or bromide, and should be no larger than 8.5″ x 11″.

Hand-drawn artwork
A logo embroidery that’s been drawn by hand is a great starting point, but it will need to be digitized and modified for practical use.

Digital artwork
Images created in Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint are preferred over mechanical and hand-drawn artwork for quality of the end result and efficiency. However, digital artwork may still require modification and/or preparation for the decorating process.

File suffixes: If your digital artwork file ends with any of these suffixes, it can be used to properly prepare your art: .bmp, .eps, .gif, .pct, .pdf, .tiff

Proofs: Any time you supply digital artwork, be sure to include a printed proof for reference.

Disk formats: When providing your artwork on disk, it is best to use one of these more standard disk formats: CD-Rom, 100-megabyte Zip, or regular floppy. 250-megabyte Zip, Jazz drive disks, and Syquest disks are also acceptable.

E-mailed art: When sending your artwork via e-mail, be sure to provide all of the basic elements, including:
– fonts
– layers
– paths

Unacceptable Artwork Formats
Artwork provided in the following forms, or similar forms, will not be able to be modified into ready art… therefore delivering extremely poor results when translated into decoration for a garment:
– on a fax sheet
– scanned into a computer
– on a business card
– on a printed promotional item such as a napkin or matchbook cover

Logo embroidery Placement
Consider these lesser-used, but highly-noticeable garment locations for a unique logo embroidery/artwork placement.

Logo Embroidery

Logo Embroidery

Estimating Stitch Count
Here is an easy way to estimate the amount of stitches you’ll need for great looking logo embroiderys.
– Print out the grid below
– Cut out your artwork and place it over the grid
– Count the number of boxes it fills, then find that number in the chart
– If your design goes outside the grid, estimate the extra grid space you need and add it to your original total.

Other Points to Remember when Estimating a Stitch Count
– 1 solid square inch of embroidery equals approximately 2,000 stitches.
– 1 solid square 1/4 inch of embroidery will equal about 125 stitches.
– No letter should be smaller than 3/16″ each letter 1/4″ in height equals about 100 stitches.
– Drop shadows in your logo embroidery will translate to 200 extra stitches per inch.
– Straight lines under logo embroiderys typically require 200 extra stitches per inch.
– Fabrics, colors, and artwork detail will affect the amount of stitches.

It is important to remember that these stitch-count tips, and the stitch-count grid, provide estimates only. They are a good starting point to arrive at a ballpark count, but the precise figure can only be determined when the actual embroidery of your design is performed.

Logo Embroidery stich

Note: Due to differences in computers and printers, the size of the grid may be distorted when you print it out. Be sure to check that 1-inch squares actually measure 1 inch on your printout (do the same for 1/4-inch squares). If such a size distortion occurs, you can scale your printout of the grid to a more accurate size using a photocopier.

Screen Printing tips

It’s important to remember that every color you want used in your artwork means another screen to create, set-up, and print through. The costs connected with these screens depend on the techniques used.

It’s always beneficial to print more items than less because of the set-up charges involved. If in doubt about the final quantity of screenprinted items you’ll need, it’s often more economical to order more than you think will be required.

Every color has an associated cost; different colors have different chemical make-ups, which make them more or less expensive than others.

Drop shadows, shading and anything that blends from light to dark will probably end up looking like a series of dots and should be avoided. (This does not apply to single-color halftone gradients).

Most likely, the following special requirements will add to your screenprinting costs:

– If you need your screenprinting to match an exact color, requiring inks be custom-mixed to achieve that PMS color
– The process that allows colors to show correctly on dark goods
– Additional locations on a garment
– Special (not the normal) logo embroidery locations

t shirt size selection

The following guidelines can help you streamline your buying and, therefore, boost your profits.

Buying for Men: Any style listed as Adult are sized for men. Adult Golf-cut styles generally offer a better fit for beefier male builds.

Buying for Ladies: Styles listed as Ladies’ are women’s sizes. If the women on your team prefer a Men’s or Adult style, select one size smaller than what they would wear in Ladies’ sizes.

Buying for Groups: Use the charts below for a general percentage to help you determine how many shirts in each size you need when buying for a group.

To calculate your buying quantities by size, simply multiply the number of people in your group by the percentage in the chart for each size.

size selection tips

These are general guidelines only and should only be used as a starting point for determining necessary quantities. Your group sizes may vary greatly. Article source:  imprintablefashion.com

EmbroidMe, What we do best!

embroidme new zealand-logoEmbroidMe recognised long ago that not all designs are created equal. With the latest technologies and a wider range of available decoration options, there really is no end of choice and quality in the production of promotional materials and branded apparel.

Quality Embroidery Services, Quality Clothing, Apparel and Promotional Products

EmbroidMe Showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Dunedin provide the latest embroidery and digital printing technology for embroidered apparel, uniforms, business clothing, t shirt printing, caps, hats, branded apparel and sports clothing.

  • What we do best. “Helping Local Business and the wider community”

Sourcing and supplying quality apparel and uniforms, embroidery, garment printing, and helping local businesses and teams with their brand identity and most importantly, to get noticed! Ideal for business workwear, new uniforms, school uniforms, sports wear clothing, caps, hats, t shirt printing, clothing brands and promotional products, (including promotional pens, tote bags, compendiums and corporate gifts). To find the closest EmbroidMe Showroom, call FREE on 0800 773 330 or click here.

  • Embroidery for Schools, Colleges and University Uniforms

We endeavour to help local schools, by reducing usual problems associated with ordering school uniforms. With fast turnaround times and low order quantities we make it easy to supply your school uniform shop efficiently. We will help by providing top clothing brands and a hassle free service giving great value for money.

  • Embroidery for Clubs, Local Sports Clubs, Societies and Individuals

We supply Sports Clubs, Golf Clubs Clubs, Societies, and even famous individuals with embroidered, durable apparel, caps, hats and clothing brands. Personalised embroidery and digital printing can also be added to the garment, adding a distinctive feature for members.

EmbroidMe Purchasing Power

Through our relationships with suppliers all over the globe, we have access to products and materials that others don’t. With over 400 locations across the globe, we have the purchasing power of the World’s largest branded apparel and promotional products network.

Partners in Branding Solutions

EmbroidMe is more than just your branding company. We can brand everything from pens through to entire national teams. Anything you can think to put a logo on, we can help! We are in the ‘branding solutions’ business.

New Zealand’s Largest Network of Branding Consultants

We have professional branding consultants who can advise the right apparel or promotional product solution for your business and budget. What is the biggest challenge you are facing in promoting your business? Let us know and we can help find the right solutions to your problems.

Research and Development

Since 2000, EmbroidMe has continued to research and develop new branding solutions for our customers. Because of our size and our exposure to national and international world-leading technologies, we can bring you some of the most creative solutions available for your business.

We have 7 EmbroidMe Showrooms in New Zealand

Through our National Accounts Department and team of expert project managers, we can handle any project no matter how big, or where it is located.

Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

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5 Great Reasons to Contact and Buy from EmbroidMe Today

Throughout New Zealand and the World, EmbroidMe Showrooms provide Custom Embroidery, Printed Apparel and Personalised Promotional Products. Buy from EmbroidMe today!

Five great reasons why to buy from EmbroidMe.

  1. We have hundreds of independently owned and operated locations worldwide, which maximises our buying power. This means SAVINGS for you!
  2. We have Showrooms full of samples for you to try on for size and style.
  3. With just one-stop, we can meet all of your apparel and promotional products requirements.
  4. Every customer is important to us! With no MINIMUMS on apparel we can service customers who require 1 piece or 10,000.
  5. We have FAST turnaround times as we understand the need to get your brand working for you!

EmbroidMe Customers

We supply and specialise in Embroidery and Garment Printing for Apparel and Promotional Products.

We have great looking and the highest quality Polo Shirts, Caps and Hats for all sizes and occasions for work and leisure. The latest workwear clothing for corporates to uniformed staff and trades people. Uniforms for Schools, the workplace and sports teams. Sportswear for your local team and also Mum, Dad and the Kids! T-Shirts in the latest fashions, sizes and colours! Jackets and Vests for winter, summer and all the seasons and climates. Womens wear, Mens wear and Kids wear for all the family. Buy from EmbroidMe and promote your business, club, association or community!

We have an excellent range of Hospitality wear for restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, night clubs and much more. When it comes to thanking your customers, we have thousands of Corporate Gifts, Giftware items, Bags and Promotional Products to suit any special requirement and event.

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Questions you may ask before placing your order with us

EMBROIDME FAQs

1. What kind of deposit do you require?
We require 50% down on all orders.

2. If I bring my logo on a disk / CD, what format works best?
Depending on your needs and the design of the garment or promotional product, many formats are viable. See our artwork requirements section or call to discuss.
Artwork Requirements, please click here.

3. Can you apply photographic or detailed graphics to garments?
Yes we do heat transfers, direct to garment prints and screen printing, even on black and other dark colours. Ask us which process is more suitable for your purpose.

4. Can you make a stitch file from a digital photograph?
Yes, it is possible. However images with a lot of fine detail may not reproduce and images have to be “posterized” into a few colours to be stitched. Realistically you cannot get a photographic result. A heat transfer or direct to garment print may be more suitable and cost effective.

5. Can you put more than one logo on a garment?
Yes we have put ten or more logos on some garments. For instance multiple sponsors names can be embroidered on the sleeves of garments.

6. I notice that many people are now wearing fitted garments. Do you stock these?
Yes. We have a huge range of ladies and men’s fitted garments, from t-shirts to casual and business attire.

7. If I have special colour matching requirements – or need to have my letterhead/business cards matched, can EmbroidMe meet my needs?
Yes, we have a comprehensive range of available garment and thread colours

8. Can I send new staff to you for all uniform sizings?
Yes, and if it is more convenient we can come to you.

9. Do you sell workwear and high visibility clothing?
Yes. Work, safety and chef wear are some of our specialty products.

10. What’s the usual turnaround time getting embroidery done?
We can usually deliver between 8 -14 working days.

11. Does EmbroidMe have a minimum quantity requirement?
No we don’t have a minimum, we can take orders from 1 to 10,000!

12. My business has custom colours, do you custom build garments to suit my business?
Yes, EmbroidMe can provide custom casual wear. Minimum quantities may apply.

If you have any questions or are unsure please call your local EmbroidMe location.

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