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5 Things to Know Before Ordering Embroidered Apparel

Embroidered Apparel in Grand Rapids, MI

Embroidery may not seem like a big deal, but it opens up a whole new world of design possibilities. Embroidered logo patches or custom embroidered t-shirts can make your company or sports team appear professional. 

But how do you know if embroidery is right for your company’s custom apparel needs? Let’s take a look at five things you should know about embroidery before you place your order.

1. We Embroider More than Just T-Shirts

The first thing you should know is that choosing embroidery doesn’t limit you only to custom t-shirts. With apparel embroidery, you can embroider a multitude of items, such as:

  • Hats
  • Jackets
  • Backpacks
  • Blankets
  • Tote bags
  • More

Whatever promotional products suit your company, we can embroider them with your logo. That way, you’ll have unique promotional products that your employees or customers will love.

2. Embroidery Accurately Matches Your Colors

Are you looking for a specific thread color for your company or sports team? Look no further than embroidery. 

Screen printing offers a limited number of color matches, but with embroidery, you should be able to get the exact shade you need to promote your brand. Many thread colors are Pantone-matched, which makes finding the most accurate color for your apparel that much easier.

Be Wary of Color Matching via Computer Monitor

Don’t be alarmed if the color you saw on your computer isn’t the exact shade you see on your apparel. Something as simple as different computer monitor calibrations can affect how we perceive color. This is why we recommend using Pantone colors or coming in person to view swatches before placing your order.

3. Screen Printing Fades Over Time

Although screen printing is less expensive than embroidered work shirts, the colors don’t last as long.

With each wash, a screen printed t-shirt fades until the colors aren’t as vibrant. Embroidered stitches retain their brightness and saturation with multiple washes.

Keep in mind that there is also a perceived higher value for embroidered apparel than screen-printed apparel. Since the colorful stitches sit slightly above the fabric, it’s noticeable yet professional. 

4. Embroidery Works with Fleece

Interested in customizing fleece apparel so your employees or customers can represent your company during those cold Michigan winters? Since fleece jackets have a fuzzy, uneven texture, screen printed logos tend to crack or flake off. Embroidered fleece apparel lasts longer, helping your team look more professional.

5. Pay Less for Multiple Colors

Whether you need customized apparel for teams or companies, embroidery is the perfect choice for multicolor logos. This is because you typically don’t have to pay more for multiple colors in embroidery like you do with other customization methods.

Take screen printing, for example. You can screen print a multicolor design, but we’ll have to use several screens — one for each color — to achieve your desired result. Unfortunately, multiple colors in a screen print design will come at an extra cost.

If you don’t want to simplify your color palette, but you want to keep costs down, embroidery is the best choice for you.

Order Embroidered Apparel for Your Team Today

If you’re interested in purchasing embroidered shirts or products for your company or sports team, our Grand Rapids, MI, embroidered apparel company is here to help. We’ve been giving customers quality in-house embroidery services since 2015. Call SportingU today at (616) 730-1614, or contact us online to get started.

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