FAQ


Artwork

We use specialised embroidery drawing programmes to redraw your logo/design for stitching. For screen printing, digital printing, vinyl cut and sublimated garment artwork, along with promotional product artwork, we use the Adobe Creative Suite CS6 and CorelDraw.

Art requirements

For embroidery designs a good quality jpeg is fine as we need to redraw your artwork for stitching purposes
For all types of printing and promotional products, a vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr, .pdf) gives
the best results and is much easier for us to work with. All fonts should be converted to outlines/curves
A hi-resolution bitmap (300 dpi+)

Embroidery

Embroidery is a great way to brand items. It has a high perceived value and a quality look that screen-printed items just can't match.

Pros

Up to 12 colours in the logo.
We sew out a sample for you to approve prior to proceeding with order.
Quality texture feel to the logo.
Fixed setup costs regardless of colours.
Easy to repeat.

Cons

Can be expensive for large embroidered logos.

Cost

There is a one-off digitising fee for setting up your embroidery design . From there the cost per logo is dependent on the number of stitches which make up your design, and the quantity ordered. Price breaks make it very cost effective to order large quantities, and our fully set up sewing room and efficient staff means we have a fast turnaround on orders big and small.

NB: An alteration fee may also be charged if you are going to use your design on various garments or differing sizes as these require changes to the stitching, and could also alter the per logo cost.

Digital Printing & Vinyl Cut Designs
Pros

Our digital printer produces high quality artwork utilising CMYK colour process. These are then heat pressed onto garments to create a cost-effective, durable alternative to screen printing with a much faster turnaround time. Our vinyl cutter is ideal for team names and numbers, or single colour logos or designs. These too are heat pressed onto garments. Both these processes provide ease of re-ordering as it is easier to add smaller quantities to.

Cons

Small lettering is difficult to reproduce and may require a colour block to match your garment behind small text to ensure print quality.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a good way to brand a large logo in a single colour onto a garment. It is also the process used to brand a lot of promotional products. Each colour increases the cost with screen printing, so it is best kept to minimum solid colours for best effect and to remain cost-effective.

Uniforms

Stitches embroidery has a full range of uniforms for your team or staff, ranging from casual, sports, hard-wearing, medical and corporate, and everything else in between. Our shop carries a large range of styles and sizes, and we can order in to suit your requirements.

Re-ordering is simple, as we keep all your records of the previous jobs: i.e. garments used, placement, position and thread colours used – so when you wish to order more clothing, whether it be in two months or two years, generally we can fulfill your order with no problems.

Colour matching

We have approximately 150 different colour threads to choose from, and while there is not a thread colour for every pantone or PMS colour reference, if these references are supplied we can usually get a close match, complementing your overall branding colour range and style. Digital print utilises CMYK colour inks to print vivid artwork, while vinyl cut has a specific colour range to choose from. Screen print and plastisol transfers are a perfect choice for accurately colour matching to your Pantone colours. All of these methods provide for consistency of colour on repeat order.

Promotional Products

We work with top factory-direct sources to provide our clients with a full variety of durable advertising products. Pens, magnets, drinkware, keyrings, and more are available with your logo. We will prepare your art or create it to make the perfect marketing piece, gift, or promotion.