Custom Embroidered Logos & Designs
Begin with High-Quality Digitizing
We offer in-house digitizing to ensure the best quality decoration for your uniforms.
LOGO SIZES: Logos placed on shirts or jackets in a left chest position should not exceed 3.5”w x 2.5”h in size. Most logos are sized to fit within 3” to 4” wide. Logos are placed above pockets. Embroidery for the back of apparel items is sized to fit within an area up to 8.75” wide.
LOGO LIMITATIONS: Embroidery is NOT printing. If your artwork includes shadows, gradients or shading, we will have to discuss how to adapt the design to embroidery capabilities. We have some tricks, but there are limits on what can be duplicated with needle and thread. We cannot duplicate gradients within small individual letters, numbers, or other small objects. Gradient effects can be reproduced only within larger objects or shapes. Thread layering and overstitching are used to produce a gradient look. Although this achieves a similar effect, it adds considerable stitching to the digitized design.
LOGO TEXT AND LETTERING: Letters that are too small and certain font styles do not embroider well. Consider the difference in height between capital letters and lower case letters. Avoid small lettering using fonts with serifs such as
TIMES NEW ROMAN, BODONI, BOOK ANTIQUA or COPPERPLATE. These fonts are very difficult to recreate with needle and thread especially when they are small. Letter sizes must be at least 1/4” high or FONT SIZE of 24 as a MINIMUM at the final embroidered size to embroider legibly.
MATCHING FONTS: There are corporate logos and designs which use custom or unique fonts that we may not have. When sending a vector art file (Ai, EPS, PS, PDF, CDR or CMX), convert the text to CURVES, PATHS, or OUTLINES to reduce the possibility of font conflicts. Alternatively, send us your custom TTF font file IF you want us to EDIT your text or if you want us to ADD matching text. Without your unique font file, we may not be able to recreate the text exactly.
LOGO FORMAT: Vector art works best for embroidery. Almost all corporate logos, developed by professionals are in vector art format. Vectors are the standard in graphic design, printing and publishing. There are many vector file formats, but these are the most popular: Ai, EPS, CDR, and some PDF files. If you are sending a bitmap/raster image, please make sure it is a LARGE, high-quality image. A resolution of 300 dpi is preferred. Bitmap files include BMP,
GIF, JPEG, TIFF and many more.
Customization with Patches and Emblems
Patches and emblems serve multiple purposes when used to customize uniforms. They promote your company identity, they unite all members of your team under a common symbol, and they provide increased security in the workplace and in the field.
STANDARD PATCHES: We offer a variety of standard patches that include country and state flags as well as name patches and safety patches. Name patches are available with a variety of border colors in addition to standard white or black borders to match your needs. You can choose from Block or Script fonts for names. Name patches come in two standard sizes: 3.5”w x 1.5”h for single names and 4”w x 2”h for full names or name and title.
CUSTOM PATCHES: We offer custom patch designs with your logo, artwork, or message. A variety of options are available for custom logo patch designs. All patches can be sewn on, heat sealed, or made removable and reusable with Velcro attachment options.
Custom Heat Transfers
CUSTOM HEAT TRANSFERS: We offer custom heat transfers with your graphic artwork or logo. Flame-resistant or Non-FR transfers are available. (Note: Cannot be applied to the back of Deluxe Coveralls.)
CUSTOM REFLECTIVE TAPE: We offer custom reflective taping for your coveralls, shirts, pants and winterwear. We can help you design a configuration to meet your needs.