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Thread Types

2 Main Thread Types

There are two types of thread used to embroider a logo or design. They are rayon and polyester. The logo and fabric to be embroidered are determining factors for which we use. Each type of embroidery thread has its own set of advantages and our selection provides the best possible result.

Rayon Thread
Polyester Thread

Rayon Thread


  • Shiny, smooth and best for delicate clothing. 
  • Often used for corporate apparel and retail directed garments.

Polyester Thread


  • Less shine than rayon thread, but durable & strong. 
  • Most often selected for industrial and sports team uniforms.

Thread Colors

Sharprint’s artists and digitizers select the thread that most closely matches the assigned Pantone color. If no PMS color is called out in the art file, we will match the screen image as closely as possible. Since all monitors preview differently, it is best to select a target Pantone color.

We also have thread books available. If you are able to stop in, you can reference a thread chart and select the thread you would like to use.

We do offer some specialty thread types. It is important to note that these threads do not work well for all logos and fabrics. Let your customer service rep know if you are interested in a specialty thread.

  • metallic
  • rainbow
  • color changing
  • reflective
  • neon
  • glow-in-the-dark

Logo Embroidery

With the recent technology advances in the apparel industry, it's important to understand the advantages and limitations of embroidery. This guide will provide you and your customers with a strong foundation in:

  • Artwork requirements
  • Various fabrics & backing
  • Thread types and color options
  • Stitch type options
  • The ordering process & what to expect