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Why Embroidery Sew Outs May Vary from the Finished Product

Posted by George Kilian on Thu, Aug, 20, 2015 @ 14:08 PM

The best way to preview a new logo or design as embroidery is to see an actual sewn example. If you closely compare your sew out sample to a garment from the completed production run, it’s likely you will find some variance. If the same digitized file is used for both the sew out and the production, how is this possible?

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Topics: embroidery

Know Your Options When Creating Custom Embroidery

Posted by George Kilian on Tue, Aug, 11, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

When it comes to the decorating of apparel, embroidery can be considered the alpha when stacked up against its counterparts -screen print and digital print. A fully formed practice for a long time, embroidery is used to decorate polos, caps, bags, luggage, and much more. When talking custom embroidery for decorated apparel, its important to understand the options available to you, as well as the process involved.

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Embroidery: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You!

Posted by George Kilian on Fri, Jul, 24, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

As a Promotional Product expert knowing as much as you can about the apparel decorating processes will help you with your sales. As partners we feel it is our responsibility to give you the information you need to sell. Today were going to talk about embroidery stitches. Apparel Decorating companies use three distinct embroidery stitches to create the beautiful custom embroidered garments you see. Each stitch creates a different look on the fabric.

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Topics: embroidery

Embroidery's Relationship to Fabric Arts

Posted by Jake Saunders on Fri, Apr, 17, 2015 @ 15:04 PM

Here where I work at Sharprint, we decorate apparel in three main ways, screen printdigital print and embroidery. Out of the three, embroidery has been a fully formed practice the longest by far. Embroidery using silk thread has been known to have been practiced as far back as the 5th century BC in China. However, it has failed to have as significant a cultural impact as screen print or digital printing despite having a solid couple of millennia to get ahead.  

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Topics: embroidery, fabrics

Decorated Apparel Week In Review: November 5, 2012

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Sun, Nov, 11, 2012 @ 12:11 PM

HOW SOFT-HAND PRINTING ON DARK GARMENTS WORKS

Printing soft-hand on dark garments is probably the single most challenging aspect of textile screen printing. The “hand” of a print is referring to the feel. The softer the hand of a print, the less you can feel it. There has been some really great improvements in the screen printing ink industry with ink additives and the onset of discharge printing. 

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Topics: logo design, embroidery, soft-hand printing

Flight Of The Embroidery [Video]

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Fri, Nov, 09, 2012 @ 09:11 AM

The rhythm of the embroidery department is unmatched. Whether the Sharprint embroidery ladies are customizing caps, fleece, polos or other garments, the machines whir stitch after stitch after stitch like the wings of a bumblebee.

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Fashionable Embroidered Bags in Today's World

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Thu, Nov, 08, 2012 @ 09:11 AM

Almost everybody, everyday has something to carry. Whether it’s a phone, a set of keys, or a lucky rabbit’s foot, there is rarely a situation when somebody leaves their home empty handed. In the past, when phones could only be taken as far as the cord would stretch and a computer would hardly fit in the passenger seat of a car, things may have been different. However, today’s world is full of convenient gadgets that people can’t leave the house without.

Since humans don’t have the luxury of 8 arms like that of an octopus, we are forced to find a way to haul around all of our goodies. The best way to do that is by using a fashionable embroidered bag.

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Topics: embroidered bags, bags, embroidery, tote bags

The Basics of Printing Custom Made T-shirts

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Mon, Sep, 10, 2012 @ 14:09 PM

Custom made t-shirts might seem incredibly simple, but there are actually quite a few moving parts that go into the process. Since ordering a selection of custom designed t-shirts is supposed to deliver exactly what you want, maintaining a large number of options is absolutely key. Read on to discover three very important basics when ordering your custom made t-shirts.

Choose Your Design

Designing your t-shirts is one of the most basic and straightforward parts of the t-shirt design process. It is important that you never lose sight of the fact that these shirts are intended to be worn and be representative of your brand or group. Your custom t-shirts should make a statement to anyone looking at them, and it should be of little surprise that design is one of the most essential components. The overall look and feel of your shirts should be something that represents your group or organization correctly.

A number of things can be included in the overall design of the shirt, including both the logo and the color style of the shirt itself. As you work to design a shirt that meets all of your needs, you may want to keep in mind specific examples of custom made t-shirts you’ve seen elsewhere. It’s also important that you consult with your custom designer to ensure the proper specifications are in place when finalizing your design.

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Topics: embroidery, screen printing, t-shirts, digital printing, custom made t-shirts

7 Effective Business Uses for Logo Embroidery

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Thu, Sep, 06, 2012 @ 13:09 PM

Embroidering your company's logo on apparel or other promotional products can be a great way to build brand awareness and exposure. Logo embroidery looks neat & professional, and it's a good alternative to screen print. Embroidery makes your logo stand out while also calling attention to your business, especially when used on many types of items and materials.

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Topics: logo embroidery, business logos, embroidery

Express Your Organization's Identity with Custom Embroidered Patches

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Wed, Aug, 29, 2012 @ 15:08 PM

If you’re designing custom uniforms or outfits for your organization, you may want to consider the benefits and uses of embroidered patches. Embroidered patches are commonly used to provide a lasting impression on your garments when expressing your organization’s personality. Whether you’re still in the process of ordering your organization's apparel, or have briefly thought about using embroidered patches, read on to discover the benefits.

Branding

What embroidered patches accomplish better than some other additions to custom outfits are a sense of personal identify and branding. A great way to brand your apparel is to incorporate the use of embroidered patches in your company logo or messaging. A graphic artist can help you create a successful custom patch, or you can easily digitize from an existing logo.

Of course, there are branding benefits beyond those focused solely towards consumers. Creating your own internal special embroidered patch is also a great way to ensure that your organization is clearly standing out in the minds of your members or employees.

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Topics: embroidery, custom embroidery, embroidered patches

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