Embroidered garments are ideal for many reasons; they build a strong identity, promote you brand and shows you take you brand seriously in projecting a professional image.
The process involves several steps, some just once when initially having your logo set up to be converted to an embroidery format, others such as the actual production process are repeated every time you have your branded workwear produced.
Digitising, requires the logo to converted from what usually is a print format into stitch information. Quality digitising is vital to any design and the result, as it is the digitisers knowledge of machines, fabrics, threads and even how the thread is tensioned that can make difference between good and bad product. Effectively, if you put rubbish in, you will get rubbish out, the investment in a one-off quality set up can determine how good your brand will look.
Set up embroidery is done using computerised embroidery software and machines. Using the digitised logo any additional instructions like the colour of the threads can be assigned. Whilst quality digitising dictates the quality this is only possible using the best threads and embroidery machines to guarantee the highest quality result.
Pre running any embroidered design is a must, as it is not until you see it on fabric that you really know what the final result will be. This allows any edits and minor adjustments to be made and an assurance that once the process is complete you have a product that can be used for any future requirements for branded clothing.
Customer approval of any design is vital and should never be taken for granted; ultimately the customer knows what they want and should always be the decision maker on the final output. Customer expectations should be managed at every step; as suppliers we use our knowledge to ensure the customer understands the process and that quality is at the forefront of producing all embroidered designs.
During embroidery a metal frame is placed onto the garment with backing fabric is applied to the logo area which ensures that the garment is secure during the process of stitching the garment. Any marks left on the garments can be easily rubbed or washed off the garment and nothing to worry about.
After embroidery the frame is removed along with the surplus backing; the garment is then quality checked, folded and made ready for delivery to you the customer.
Suitability of embroidery tends to work the best on polo shirts, business shirts/blouses, aprons/tabards, jackets & headwear, however there is an awful lot of flexibility in how to use the process, so it is always worth asking your supplier for guidance and the practicalities of what you would like to have as you branded workwear.
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