Pros and Cons of Embroidery

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Embroidery (not your grandma's – the logoed apparel kind 🙂

To process an embroidery order, artwork (more on artwork later) must be digitized which converts a two-dimensional image into commands that can be read by an embroidery machine's computer.

Photo Credit: ASITrans

Here are some red flags to watch for when choosing an embroiderer. (Hint: you don't have to worry about these problems with Markit since we only offer the best logoed apparel). 

Embroidery Red Flags:

  • Birdnesting (thread clumps)
  • Hoop burns
  • Stitch gaps
  • Messing backing/support material

Knowing the limitations of embroidery process is key, for instance:

Caps: Lettering should be no larger than 2.3 inches tall for front of a ball cap.

Performance Wear: Waterproofing can be compromised during the logo process so the barrier must be resealed if punctured during embroidery. A protective backing is used so waterproofing isn't undermined.

Next up: Pros and Cons of Garment Printing

Want to know more? Contact Us Today!

Karen Orr

The Markit Team

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