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Embroidery Explained

In a nutshell, Embroidery is a process of stitching a design onto fabric using a thread and needle. A digital file is created (digitised) that tells the machine how and where to put each stitch. Embroidery works best with simple, low colour count logos or artwork (under 4 colours). Photographs and artwork with fine detail or small lettering usually can not be embroidered, as there are limitations.

After we receive your artwork/logo and review it, the first step in the process is to “digitise” your design. This just means we create a digital file that contains instructions on how to stitch your artwork. Unfortunately, this can be quite a time-consuming job, so a setup fee is normally added. Once digitised, the file is sent to the Embroidery machine and the design will be sewn. Embroidered logos generally use between 5,000 – 10,000 stitches to create your design. Very intricate indeed!

Some designs won’t work on all material. It can create a term called puckering, the material starts to pucker around the edges at first, then after the first wash it contracts.

We look at each design and material individually. Simply fill in our Contact Form, upload your logo/design to our server and will take a look and get back to you.

Embroidery set up fees range from £10 – £45 depending on the complexity of the design. We have a minimum order of 24 garments per logo/artwork.

Once on file and the artwork has been digitised, you will not need to pay any setup fees when you re-order from us again. Assuming the design has not changed there will be no set up fees the second time round.