Machine Limitations

Hat Front Max Size

Height=2.25″
Width=4.25″

Visor Front Max Size

Height=1″
Width=4″

Side of Hat Max Size

Height=1.5″
Width=2.8″

Back of Hat Max Size

3.6″ wide max arched

Minimum Text Size Allowed

6mm or .25″

Full Back/Front Max Allowed

Full Zip – Can open completely – 14″ wide
Pullover – 11″ wide MAX
(Largest hoop  9.5″H by 16″W)

Mock cuff Max Size

1″ tall

Sleeve Max Size

No wider than 3.5″

Cuff of dress shirt sleeve

1.5″ tall by 2.5″ wide.

Knit cap designs will have higher stitch count than other materials.

All 3D puff designs need consulting with digitizer before accepting order!!

Max number of colors: 8 colors on 12 heads

7 colors on 20 heads

ELEMENTS OF YOUR DESIGN

There are a few things about your design you’ll need to look for when you want to embroider it.

TEXT SIZE

Text is one of the most important elements of your design. It’s what everyone recognizes, and it needs to be legible. In order to make sure that is a possibility, the letters in your design need to be at least 1/4″ in size.

FINE LINES & DETAIL

Our first rule of thumb here, is if you can draw it with a crayon, we can embroider it. This is especially true when it comes to those detail lines in your logo. We can achieve this in variety of ways. The most common are using a series of stitches either in a column or using a run or seam stitch. If the detail line is very small, we’ll be forced to use a run stitch, which looks like a dotted line. This can take away from the aesthetic of the logo, or could possibly cause issues in manufacturing.

COLOR GRADIENTS OR FADING

This can be a tricky additive to your embroidered design. While in print this look can be achieved by mixing color – with embroidery it has to be done by layering two or more thread colors together. This is best done on larger designs, and may need to be simplified or even removed for smaller areas, as the effect will not be the same using thread as a medium.

HOW FABRIC WILL IMPACT YOUR EMBROIDERED DESIGN

The type of fabric you choose to sew your design on  will impact the finished product. Whenever possible let your CSR or REP know the type of fabric or garment style you’re going to use on your upcoming project. Plush fabrics like fleece and knit cap materials will need a denser thread coverage then the twill of an oxford. Vice versa if you have always sewn on Fleece and your customer is now wanting to purchase moisture wicking polos – the design may need to be re-worked in digitizing to help keep puckering at bay.