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Embroidery 101: Prepping a Logo for Embroidery

Embroidery on apparel is a great way to showcase a brand or design. It’s a crucial design technique for any custom apparel company, especially when dealing with hats, outerwear, and corporate apparel. Here is how we prepare a logo for embroidery to ensure your custom embroidery stands out.

  1. Understanding the Embroidery Process

Embroidery is a technique that involves sewing a design directly onto the garment. Unlike screen printing, which applies ink onto the surface, embroidery provides a raised, textured design using thousands of stitches. This technique is very popular for its durability and professional appearance.

  1. Simplifying Design if Needed

The first step in prepping your logo for custom embroidery is to simplify the design as needed. Embroidery does not accomodate tiny details or very small text compared to other design methods. Reducing the complexity of your logo will ensure clarity and recognizability of your brand. Not to mention, the quality of product you will receive.

  1. Choosing the Right Colors

In embroidery, each color in the design requires a change of thread, which can add to the complexity and cost. For an efficient and effective digitized logo, you might want to limit your design to a few solid colors. This approach makes your logo more embroidery-friendly and visually impactful.

  1. Size Matters

The size of your logo plays a crucial role in embroidery. An overly large design can be expensive and cumbersome, while a logo too small may lose legibility and detail. Typical logo apparel fits within a 3-4 inch square for ideal impact. Also keep in mind that depending on your garment, you may be limited to space depending on the stitching or other features in the garment.

  1. Digitizing Your Logo

Digitizing is the process of converting your logo into a format that an embroidery machine can interpret. This step involves programming the stitching path and selecting the appropriate thread colors. A well-digitized logo is key to high-quality embroidery. You will always receive a test sample from us with your digitized logo. This allows for us to make any necessary adjustments to the design or stitching before moving to final production.

  1. Quality Check Time!

During and after the embroidery process, we make sure to perform thorough quality checks. We look for even stitching, color accuracy, and proper placement of the logo.

That’s it! Preparing a logo for embroidery, be it for corporate events or casual wear, requires a blend of artistic design and technical knowledge. Embroidered apparel is a staple in the world of corporate and custom clothing, offering a sophisticated and professional look. We are ready to help you complete your un-frog-ettable custom apparel piece that truly represents your brand and style!


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By Brandy J.
Big Frog is the best for custom apparel. The staff is very helpful in selecting garments. We have used them for embroidery and screen printing. Job well done!
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Free design assistance. Can order in small quantities. Quick turnaround in production!
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By Stephanie S.
Great customer service and fantastic quality. I use Eric and the Big Frog team for all my business apparel and I get exactly what I asked for in a timely manner. I can either choose clothing from them, or drop-off my own apparel to be embroidered for printed on. I can't thank them enough for their awesome work!
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