Printing & Embroidery

If you would like printing or Embroidery on any items then please contact me, I work closely with East Coast Promotions in Leiston, Established in 1988 they provide a quality and quick service.

Make your designs embroidery-friendly

Embroidery is an entirely different beast compared to direct-to-garment printing. For that reason, it requires an entirely different approach to creating a successful design.
Here are some key elements to keep in consideration when designing your custom product embroidery designs.

Go minimalist

A minimalistic design can have a striking impact.
Simple designs are easy to embroider and have a finished look with nice, tight lines, for example, a basic design with minimal details can look striking with a white thread against a black product.
It’s best to avoid small, detailed designs, as those are difficult to embroider.

Take limited colours into account

When developing embroidery designs, you should note that the number of thread colours you use will impact the look of the product.
Keep in mind that there’s a limit to how many threads colours you can use, we would suggest no more than 3/4.
Make sure the image has large enough details to be able to sew well.

Create an embroidery file

Embroidery sewing machines “read” designs entirely differently than printing machines. For that reason, creating an embroidery file is an entirely different system.

Remember about digitization

Before the embroidery process can begin, your file needs to be converted into a format that embroidery machines can read. This process is called digitization.
Please Submit your design as a vector file (preferably in AI, PDF, or EPS formats, though high-resolution PNG also works).

Know your embroidery area

The size of your design will be based on the available embroidery area of the product you choose.
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Printing

Most important things

Images must be big and have good resolution, the shapes to cut cant be too complex.

Dont forget

Gradients, shadows and images can be printed.

Steps to follow

Create or find the image on computer.

Crop the image to have only the part you want printed.

Make the image 300dpi, you can change it at the photoshop`s menu: Image/Image Size.

When you change the image size you have to make sure "Constrain Proportion" is selected and "Resample image" is unchecked.

Check the image resolution, look at the image 100% to see how it is finally going to look.

Make sure any text is outlined / rasterized.

This has to be done, otherwise the text or the font might change when the file is opened on other devices.

You can outline text on Adobe illustrator or rastorize it on Adobe photoshop.

If you want the back ground to be transparent (or some parts of the design) you have to delete them and save the file as a .psd or .png