Embroidery and Printing on Caps
We particularly enjoy seeing the sheen of embroidered stitches, and the top quality branding they produce. The way an embroidered logo stands out. In our humble opinion embroidery exudes a quality different to that of printing. Embroidery is also a very traditional branding method for baseball caps. It’s the ‘go-to’ way of adding logos to a structured product like a baseball cap, and also to knitted garments like beanies. If we think embroidery will work with your design then we will inevitably recommend it.
However, having said all that, there are times when only printing on caps will do. If your logo is intricate or very small then printing will probably be the best option. Also, for full colour designs, printing is magnificent!
Printed caps can look more modern and work well with the street style printed caps. It depends on the image your business wants to project. Fashion styles are often printed, whereas traditional businesses might wish to stick with embroidery on caps or beanies.
Please tell us what the printed or embroidered caps are for, and who your target audience is. Then we will advise on the best options for you. With so many styles available it can be confusing and overwhelming when trying to choose your cap or beanie. That’s where we will help! Tell us what you have in mind and then we will present you with options that are tailored to your business.
We are always honest about the best branding options for printed or embroidered caps. The final choice is yours, of course, but we will be there to advise you throughout the process. We will work together and only proceed to production once you are completely happy with your decision on printing and embroidery on your caps.
Best Cap Styles for Printed Caps
For printing, a 4 or 5 panel cap will give you the best possible printed result. These printed baseball caps don’t have a front centre seam, and so allow for a smooth print across the front. This means that there is no stitch seam in the way of your printed design. We always recommend these 4/5 panel caps for printed cap designs.
If your heart is set on one of our 6 panel caps, but still want your logo printed, we can do this. However, the printing might go over the centre stitched seam of your baseball cap. This will look fine to start with, any misuse of the cap such as folding or crushing could result in the print ‘cracking’ over the seam. Printing over the centre stitched seam can leave your print vulnerable to this kind of cracking. This is something to consider during our discussion of embroidery & printing on caps.
Will the Embroidery on My Cap Look the Same As My Original Design?
We will always match our embroidery stitching as closely as possible to your artwork file. Please be aware that all embroidery is an ‘interpretation’ of the artwork provided and so will never be an exact copy.
Stitching has a texture and is 3D in nature, so it doesn’t ever look the same as a flat picture. Whilst it isn’t possible to duplicate 2d artwork exactly, we are lucky enough to have extremely talented and dedicated embroiderers who produce embroidery of the best quality. This is why our customers come back to us again and again! Our embroiderers know this process inside out and also have many, many years of experience in this fantastic industry. So please don’t worry – your design is safe in our hands!
We’ve added some pictures below, so you can see how your artwork will look when either embroidered or printed.
The Artwork Process
Our studio team love creating artwork, and are always happy to assist and advise regarding embroidered and printed caps. If you have a jpeg that needs re-drawing please send it to us. Or if you have an idea of what you want, you can also describe it to us. Maybe you have some text and thoughts about the font and size – please tell us all about it. We will help you create what you have in mind and we are also happy to give you some ideas if you prefer. There is never any pressure to buy – we are always more than happy to help you work out what’s best for you. We want our clients to be 100% satisfied with our service.
Artwork Ready – Vector Formatting
Before moving to printing & production we will re-create your artwork into a what’s called a ‘vector’ format. This makes it ready for either embroidery or printing onto your caps or beanies.
Embroidery Stitch Count & Pricing For Your hats
For embroidery customers, your newly vectorised logo will be used to produce a final stitch count for your embroidery. This means the number of actual stitches that will be needed in order to reproduce your logo as an embroidered version of the picture or wording. The number of stitches required determines the final price of the embroidery. We will be in touch with an accurate stitch count and price for you asap – and we aim to do this within an hour:-)
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