Cap Embroidery at 2,000 X normal speed!


This was one of our favorite embroidered hats that we have done.  It normally takes about 20 minute to stitch out.  Recognizing that you you don’t have twenty minutes to watch this, we sped it up!    

Image of an embroidered half of a donkey and a quarter - Seattle, Bellevue, WA

Is “Half-Assed” Work Worth 25% Less?


Every day we take calls from customers asking for quotes for various embroidery and screen printing jobs.  We win some.  We lose some.  If we were losing all of them, we would interpret that as a signal that our pricing was too high.  Conversely, if we were winning all of them, it would be wise to contemplate raising prices.  We …

image of embroidered industrial uniforms - Seattle, Tacoma, Portland

Embroidery on Flame Resistant Work Wear


Some industries need workwear that goes beyond just being heavy duty.  Some companies need embroidered workwear that can protect workers from flash fires, molten material, and electrical arc flashes.  There is specialized work wear for those industries and specialized embroidery thread for this purpose. Bulwark is a line of a work apparel that is designed to protect the wearer from electrial …

example of embroidery work for Seattle area client Green Forensics

How to Move Your Prospect to a Better Conversation with Logo Wear


We were delighted to learn that one of our embroidered lab coats had made an appropriately gruesome appearance on a national television show.  As we looked at the clip several times, we realized it was validating a theme we have hit upon in earlier blog posts and conversations we have with our logo wear clients. We have put the link …

image of embroidered US Postal Service jackets - Tacoma

Embroidered Corporate Logo Wear as an Employee Incentive


Looking for a great way to reward staff and incentivize particular behaviors among staff and volunteers?  Embroidered corporate logo wear fills that niche nicely. The U.S. Postal Service came to us looking for a way to reward employees for safe driving.  They had an idea to recognize this achievement by creating a Million Mile Club.  Staff who had driven one …

Original art for logo embroidery from firm in Boise, Idaho

Getting Creative with a Client’s Logo


A Boise, Idaho firm called us this week to request a rush embroidery job.  The firm had representatives working at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, and they found that they needed a small rush job of extra embroidered shirts.  The logo featured above was the logo that was e-mailed to us. The client told us by phone that she was not expecting us …

4 color process screen printed t-shirts - magenta pre-press film variations, Seattle, Portland Oregon

Four Color Process Screen Printing: Challenges and Opportunties


Dialing in the coloring with four color process screen printing is part software, part artistic judgment.  We recently took a call from a Corvallis, Oregon customer, about 50 miles south of Portland.  The customer needed this logo screen printed onto 100 t-shirts in time for the Washington State Fair, which is held about 50 miles south of Seattle.   The lion’s share …

Making Asymmetry Work for your Asymmetrical Embroidered Logo


Take a good look on your way to work today as all the logos you see.  Of all the logos you see, count how many are asymmetrical.  We will bet you won’t be able to count more than a handful.  Asymmetrical logos present an interesting challenge to embroider on a garment.  It is not that they cause any difficult for …

How a Virtual Store Can Make Life Easier for You and Your Organization


Been wondering if a virtual online promotional apparel store makes sense for you?  Virtual online company stores can be a great way to offer embroidered and screen printed logo wear and promotional apparel to company staff or organizations’ memberships. If your company faces any of these issues, a virtual company store could be a great solution: A company that orders its staff …


An Embroidery Shop’s Open Letter to Graphic Designers


Dear Graphic Designers, With all due respect to you and your profession, may we humbly suggest that there may a hole in your perspective?  This is a hole that your clients may be discovering long after your design work has been completed and approved with great fanfare.  This hole may be causing your magnificent logo creation to need to be modified, …