Why choose a smaller embroidery and/or screen printing shop?

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You should consider smaller embroidery and screen printing shops when quality and service matter to you. Larger shops focus on larger clients. They’ll take smaller clients, but they’ll often subcontract the smaller work to smaller embroidery shops. So now you have no idea who is doing your work, and just how much leverage do you have with the large vendor …

Mixing Media

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For an interesting look, try mixing media. We have a client for whom we provided hooded sweatshirts that were embroidered on the front and screen printed on the back. This allows for that professional look when facing a client, while advertising the business on a larger scale on the back of the garment.

Reason #5 why most embroiderers do not want to deal with a garment you bring to them:

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Profit margin. When you buy a shirt from your local retailer, your local retailer captures the profit margin from wholesale pricing to retail pricing. Your embroiderer (and screen printer) can purchase garments at wholesale pricing too and would like to capture that margin themselves. They will prioritize jobs that allow them to do so because…that’s good business.

Is really cheap screen printing really a great deal?

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It depends on two factors: 1) whether you care about the quality of the outcome, and 2) whether you expect you may want to reprint your shirts again at a future date. Yes, you can get really cheap screen printed shirts. You may, however, be disappointed to discover that you can see through the shirts. Yes, you can get really …

Why we insist on quality, and why you should too.

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I had a client call me and request that we provide “cheap, cheap, cheap” shirts. I told him we could oblige with a $13 shirt. When I delivered the shirts, he noticed that the style was similar to the beat up shirt he was wearing. “Is that the same shirt as what I’m wearing now?” he asked. “Yes,” I replied. …