ART REQUIREMENTS: WHAT KIND OF ART IS GOOD FOR EMBROIDERY
All art files are re-drawn as digital stitch files in preparation for embroidery. The best embroidery comes from very clean, high quality digital files. Vector format is preferred.
- Specify fabric type when submitting a logo for embroidery. An embroidered logo may look different when sew on different fabric types. By specifying the fabric type, we can digitize for the best embroidery for that material.
- Submit Adobe Illustrator vector art files for best quality embroidery.
- Smallest letter size can be no smaller than 1/4” tall.
- Thin lettering and small detail does not embroider well on deep pile garments.
Stiff fabric applied to the inside of the garment to keep the embroidery stitches stable through embroidery, wear, and wash. There are 3 types of backing:
- Tear Away Backing – Tear away is the most common type of backing used. It is the quickest and easiest to remove for the most common types of embroidered garments ordered by our customer. Tear away backing is used on the sturdy, strong fabrics such as caps, dress shirts, back packs etc.
- Cut Away Backing – Cut away is used on softer materials that we embroider. This type of backing eliminates the tendency of a fabric to pull away from the embroidered logo when using tear away. We use cut away backing on knit fabrics such as pique.
- Poly Mesh Backing – This backing is used only when requested as there is an additional cost. Cut away and tear away backings are sometimes a little visible on light colored garments or very thin material. Fabric backing is silky, super light and barely visible on even the most fragile materials.
LP – Left Pocket
LB – Left Bottom
RC – Right Chest
LC – Left Chest
RB – Right Bottom
COR – Collar Right
COL – Collar Left
LS – Left Sleeve
RS – Right Sleeve
LW – Left Wrist
RW – Right Wrist
UB – Upper Back
BA – Back (fill)
BB – Back Bottom
URS – Upper Right Sleeve
ULS – Upper Left Sleeve
COBC – Collar Back Center