Embroidery is something that we take a lot of pride in at PTD. We use only the best equipment and highest grade threads to stitch your logo to perfection. Embroidery is essentially stitching a predetermined design onto a garment that creates a nice and classy embellishment to your apparel. Your team and customers will love it!
WHEN TO CHOOSE EMBROIDERY
Embroidery is best used anytime that you need to decorate headwear. Most hat options can’t be printed using traditional screen printing, so embroidery or patchwork is almost always the perfect decision to make. Jackets are also great for embroidery because of their robust fabric.
Flat or regular embroidery is just what you are expecting when you think of embroidery. The stitching is applied directly to the garment which creates a mostly flat looking design. Because of its versatility, it is the most popular embroidery style.
This style of embroidery is where the art or lettering puffs out, leaving a 3D effect. You will usually see this type of embroidery on very simple images. Ie The Yankee hat. Simple and bold are the ticket to success when it comes to puff embroidery.
Appliqué is the method used to embroider custom cut shapes of twill onto a garment to create your final design. This is a really high end way to decorate and is often sought after by campuses and schools due to its traditional collegiate look.
Whenever we hand sew something onto a garment, we refer to it as patch work. This could be a patch on a hat, a hem tag on a tee or a back patch on a jacket. It has a 2 step production process, so it adds a little extra time but it is always worth it.
HELPFUL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EMBROIDERY:
- Our max stitch size is 12” wide by 10“ tall.
- Our max stitch size on hats is 5” wide by 2.5” tall, but depends on hat type.
- Simple and bold artwork is the key to great embroidery.
- Avoid very small text.
- The typical turnaround time is 12 to 15 business days from the date that you make your payment.
- Larger images allow better design detail.
- You can use as many as 12 colours within your design. Click here to view our thread colours.
- Stitching on T shirts can sometimes have a puckering effect so consider switching to screen printing on T’s.
- The smaller the design, the more cost effective it will be.