Why custom embroidered hats and screen printed shirts cost more this year

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Like the pricing for many commodities, including gold and oil, the price for cotton is at record high levels. Real pricing for cotton has approached levels not seen since the U.S. Civil War. This is impacting pricing from farm to loom, from loom to wholesaler, from wholesaler to retailer, and from retailer to consumer. So if you are wondering why …

Embroidered logos on moisture-wicking or dri-mesh shirts

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Something to consider when buying custom embroidered shirts is whether the fabric is a good match for your organization’s embroidered logo. Usually this is not an issue. However, some embroidered logos with very dense stitch patterns will cause puckering around the logo on some fabrics. For example, if you like the 100% polyester dri-mesh moisture-wicking sorts of fabrics and your …

Embroidery for effect may require customer patience

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We are working with a client who manufactures granite counter tops. The company’s logo in print and on their website features a granite “look.” The challenge was to translate that granite look into thread for embroidered shirts and embroidered caps. It would have been easy to tell the customer, “No, you can’t acheive that appearance with thread” and then work …

Please let your screen printer order the blank t-shirts and sweatshirts

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We normally do not accept customer-supplied garments. However, recently a fellow church parishioner asked us to screen print on some shirts she found “on sale” at a local Michaels outlet. She wanted to offer an inexpensive gift to the members of a church group. The price she paid for the shirts was comparable to our wholesale pricing, so it was …

Embroidered Work Jackets and Work Shirts

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Yes, we offer embroidered work jackets, even the heavy duty types. We had a customer in Tacoma ask us for embroidered jackets from Carhartt and embroidered shirts made by Riggs. They thought they needed to go to a local workwear shop and then bring the items to us. We demonstrated to them that we could save them money by letting …

Embroidered aprons and screen printed aprons

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We offer both embroidered aprons and screen printed aprons. The decision between them comes down to the style and size of decor you want on your logo wear aprons. A 3″ x 3″ logo may seem small, but fits nicely and stylishly on an apron without causing an unusually large set-up fee to prepare the logo for embroidery. Embroidery on …

More on Choosing Embroidered Jackets

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Contemplate how warm you want these jackets to be on the folks who will be wearing them. Having the warmest jackets possible may be your first instinct. But remember that people can layer their clothing under the embroidered jackets. Logo wear jackets will look best on a person when they’re fastened. So if you pick a jacket that’s too heavy, …

Choosing Wet Weather Jackets

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Embroidered jackets serve a basic function of providing an outer layer of warmth and wind protection in addition to the visual dimension of showing off a logo. But some manufacturers make jackets designed to withstand harsher weather. If you need a jacket with a higher rating for water protection, look for the technical specifications of the outer shell. Here are …

Get your logo noticed in the dark!

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Here’s a good idea for October. We can make your embroidered hats, embroidered shirts, and embroidered jackets really glow for Halloween with glow-in-the-dark thread. This thread comes in a small variety of colors, but simple probably works best here. Replace your normal white thread w/ glow-in-the-dark white thread and get noticed in the dark!

Choosing embroidered outerwear for fall weather

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As we move into fall, many customers are not thinking as much about embroidered polos anymore. I’m In Stitches can supply a wide array of embroidered fleece, embroidered vests, and embroidered jackets. We will work with you to identify outerwear that suits your needs. For those who expect to spend a great deal of time outdoors, we can offer jackets …