Embroidery

Embroidery is durable, versatile and offers a unique and professional finish;

it is an ideal alternative to printing especially for uniform and work wear when garments are intended to be used in an industrial setting or for bespoke promotional wear that you want to give a personal touch.

The embroidery techniques that we use are quick and clean, thanks to modern digital intervention. We are now able to ‘digitise’ artwork and designs which means they can be kept on file to be used again and again should extra orders be needed.

The cost of embroidery, whether for embroidered work wear, corporate clothing, embroidered polo shirts or a custom embroidery project, is subject to the number of stitches in the design; so the denser the design the more expensive it will be.

Watch how embroidery is done

  • The embroidery process

    1. Digitising

    The vector artwork is then “digitised” which is the process of converting or recreating two dimensional artwork into thread or stitches for the machine to embroider. We will always email a swatch photograph for you to check and approve prior to proceeding with the full order; to ensure you are happy with the final product.

    The digitising process involves programming the sewing machine to sew a specific design, in a specific colour, with a specific type of stitch; because embroidery is 3D, exciting effects can be added to make a normally flat piece of artwork more exciting.

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  • The embroidery process

    2. Loading the threads

    Once the artwork has been digitised, it is then ready to be put into production. Before the sewing can begin, specific thread colours are loaded by hand into the machine; a spool of thread for each colour must be loaded onto each sewing head.

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  • The embroidery process

    3. Production

    The garments are then loaded individually into the machine and the machine is programmed to sew the design in a particular colour sequence.

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  • The embroidery process

    4. Finishing

    Once the design has been fully embroidered the garments are taken off the machine where they then go through a finishing process. The garments are individually inspected for quality, trimmed of excess backing material and threads, folded and packed ready for shipping.

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Garment
finishing

Re-labelling

We can produce and stitch in branded labels or tags whether it's in the collar, sleeve or base.


Swing tags

Apply swing tags to your garments, perfect for retail.


Bagging service

Use sealed polybags to protect your garments before they are handed out or sold.


Designing for
embroidery

Design considersations

If you are supplying your own artwork for embroidery then it is important that you follow certain guidelines; the better the quality of the artwork provided to us the better the embroidery will be.

Cost considerations

The cost of embroidery is determined by the stitch count. Therefore it costs more to embroider a large, dense logo than it would be to embroider some script or text.

Changing the colour of the thread or stitch does not increase the price.

Colours:

Spot Colours

Pantone colour matching:

Yes

Artwork type:

Vector graphics

File formats:

.ai, .eps, .pdf

Convert all strokes to paths or outline any strokes before submitting artwork.

Ensure artwork is at least 100% of the intended embroidery area.

Please provide PANTONE PMS colours (if you know them).

Multi-colour jobs should be created using spot colour mode rather than process colour mode.

Convert all text to outlines as we may not have the font you used on file.

Avoid using gradients and shadows as it is not possible to embroider these.

Pricing

Quantity Embroiderey (up to 10k stitches)
 
20 £3.75
25 £2.60
50 £2.35
100 £2.05
250 £1.80
500+ POA

Note: Prices shown above are a guide only for logos up to 10,000 stitches. For larger stitch counts a bespoke quote is required as we’ll need to see your artwork in order to provide an accurate quote.

All prices exclude cost of garments, delivery & VAT.

Minimum order quantity

20 items per design

Digitisation set up costs

£40.00 digitisation fee for each design (upto 10,000 stitches)

Sampling cost

£50.00 plus digitisation fee

Please note: we always email you a photo of the physical swatch to check and approve before we start production

Artwork Service

£50.00 p/hour