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Embroidery

What is embroidery and how does it work?

Embroidery is an age-old process of weaving a design onto fabric using a thread and needle. Today, instead of someone actually sewing a design by hand, a digital file is created that tells a machine how and where to put each stitch. Embroidery works best with simple, low colour count logos or artwork. Photographs and artwork with fine detail or small lettering usually can not be emboirdered. We'll be sure to contact you if this is the case and recommened ways we can alter your design or suggest alternative printing methods.

After we receive your order and review your artwork, the first step in the process is to "digitize" your design. This just means we are creating a digital file that contains instructions on how to stich your artwork. Once digitized, the file is send to the embroidery machine and the design will be sewn out onto the product. Embroidered logos generally use between 5,000 - 10,000 stiches to create your design. Very intricate indeed!

There is a set up fee of $50 +gst for embroidery and as the process to digitize and set up your artwork takes a bit longer it is more cost effective for larger orders. We have a minimum order of 10 garments per logo/artwork.  

If you have different artwork/logos you'd like embroidered in the one order, it will require a set up for each artwork/logo. 


Embroidery FAQs

How much is the set up fee for embroidery?

We do not charge set up fees for embroidery.

How long does it take?

The turnaround with embroidery is 10-15 business days, unfortunately we do not offer express options.

Do you have a minimum quantity for embroidery orders?

Yes, we have a minimum of 10 items per artwork.

Can any artwork/design be embroidered?

We recommend designs that are fairly simple and have a low colour count and solid colours. Unfortunately if your design is very complicated/detailed, embroidery wouldn't be the best option. Embroidered graphics need to be sewn and therefore need to be simplified so they appear clearly when stitched.

Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that your artwork will embroider properly: Avoid small lettering or tiny detail, fonts should be at least 7mm high. Avoid photographic imagery or gradients, artwork should be made up of solid colors only. The largest and clearest graphics will convert to embroidery the best.

What are the minimum and maximum artwork sizes for embroidery?

The maximum size for embroidery is 25cm x 25cm.

Do you offer embroidery on sleeves?

We offer embroidery on short sleeves however unfortunately we don't offer it on long sleeves.

What are the artwork requirements for embroidery?

Embroidery requires either .jpg or .png files of your design/artwork. If there's any issues with your artwork at all, we will contact you before proceeding with the order. If we need to adjust or re-do your artwork, you may be charged an artwork fee depending on how long it takes. Artwork should be uploaded at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

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