What is embroidery ?
One decision in the buying process, after you have chosen your garments, is whether you want your logo or design printed, transferred, vinyl cut, or embroidered. There are good reasons what will work better for you and this can be due to a number of factors. Embroidery is a little more expensive than screen printing, but unlike screen printing, it is not charged per colour but on the number of stitches in your design. The size of your design and a number of infill stitches are the determining factors when it comes to how much your design will cost.
Embroidery offers a more prestigious looking and harder wearing decorative solution when you need to be making the right impression with your business identity.
Embroidery cannot work all the time for every order/design there for . embroidery may not work; Your logo/design has very fine detail or small fonts. Any text in your design will not be embroider-able unless it is at least 6mm high. This is a common problem and often requires us to adjust the composition of the design to make it work. Enlarging text and rearranging it so that the required scale is reached. Your logo has gradients. This is when an object in your design changes colour as you move across it. It is not easy or often advisable to try to achieve gradients in embroidery, only block (spot) colours are advisable when your logo needs to be large.
The price of embroidery
Prices are based on the number of stitches. We will normally quote up to 25000 stitches. A left breast logo can be anything from 3000 stitches for a single line of text up to 15000-20000 stitches for a dense, background stitched design such as a college crest. The max size of an embroidered logo normally would not exceed 10cm x 10cm and this means that embroidery is commonly used for left breast, arm or nape of the neck embroideries. It is rare for us to produce large back embroideries for cost reason but there are also practical reasons. The weight of embroidery can pull the garment out of shape This can mean that it is unsuitable for thin garments under the 140gsm range. Most modern sportswear is now made of polyester and would be in this category, as would some budget T-shirts or fashion wear. Embroidery also leaves a slightly rough finish on the inside of the garment which means that it can be a potential irritant if worn on close fitting garments used for sports.
How is my design actually embroidered?
You will supply your artwork in a digital format such as a JPG, vectored Illustrator or rasterised Photoshop file. These are the common formats that customers are now able to provide but your artwork must go through a 'redrawing' process by one of our skilled artisans in order for it to be in a format that can be read by our embroidery machines. This can be a simple or complicated process depending on your design and the skill of the digitiser can bring extra 'life' to your design if they apply certain techniques while digitising your design. We used sophisticated and industry specific CAD programs to make the conversion. This involves us importing your design into the program and then redrawing your design and plotting the type of stitch, stitch frequency, stitch size and stitch direction of your design for the embroidery machinery to read. The digitiser interprets your design and applies certain techniques to make it work on our machines
embroidery prices 2018
5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 11000 12000 13000 4000 15000
01to9 £2.95 £3.15 £3.15 £3.20 £3.60 £3.95 £4.30 £4.70 £5.00 £5.40 £5.80
10 to299 £2.50 £2.65 £3.00 £3.20 £3.60 £4.00 £4.30 £4.65 £5.05 £5.45 £5.85
300 to599 £2.20 £2.55 £2.95 £3.45 £3.55 £3.85 £4.15 £4.45 £4.85 £5.25 £5.55
600to1000 £1.95 £1.95 £2.35 £2.35 £3.20 £3.45 £3.80 £4.20 £4.55 £4.95 £5.25
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set ups £5.50 per 1000 stitches