What we can do
the number of stitches in a design. 1sq inch of embroidery
will be approximately 3,000 stitches. There may be other factors
that affect your stitch count, such as fabric type, color or intricacies
of your logo/design.
A left chest design will be approximately 6,000 stitches
for the simple average logo. You have an area of 3-1/2"
sq. to work with. A cap design is
generally 2" or less in height on a low profile
Lettering, How small
can I go? 4mm (.160") is considered theminimum for lettering, we have gone smaller.
Unless you really like having people stare at your chest, don't write
What will it cost?
That's the big question. The embroidery process takes
time, time to digitize the design, time to run a sample, time to run
the job, trimming, packaging, billing ect. We charge for our
time, experience and the care that we give to each customer.
We believe that you wouldn't work for free so neither should we.
We give a fair price quote, if you want it for free or next to it,
we're not the one for you.
Will my art work be ok? Vector art is the best
to work from. If you remember that thread and needles have dimension
where the printed page doesn't then it's ok. It's possible to
get a lot of detail in embroidery, it simply adds to the stitch count
and the cost. Please remember, what looks great on a computer
screen may not look great when embroidered.
We can work from almost anything, we've had charcoal sketches, photo
copies of photo copies, pins and the one that works the best,
vector images. We can take almost any file format and
convert it into a image we can use. The better the quality the lower
the cost. If we have to clean up your design that's a added
fee. If you need your idea turned into art work, that
service is available at extra cost.
Can I pick my own colors? Sure you can, we don't
recommend it, but you can. There are thousands of thread colors
to choose from, just as there are quite a few choices in apparel.
If you'll tell us what your idea is we'll be more than happy
to find just the right colors to meet your need. If you know
the Panatone C number we can work from that.
Please remember, what looks
great on a computer screen may not look great when embroidered, for example really thin lines, shading and drop shadows. This is especially true when it gets small.
What can you embroider on? Darn near anything
we can get a needle though. Wedding dress panels must be embroidered
prior to assembly. Quilt Panels, PLEASE don't send us the finished
quilt, just the panel(s) please.
Can you use metallic threads? Yes, it's going
to cost a bit more though.
What kind of thread do you use? We generally use Rayon or a Trilobal Polyester
for its sheen and softness. If you must have really good color
fastness then we recommend polyester. We can use cotton or metallic
if necessary. Nomex/Kevlar thread is available as well as outdoor 'colorfast' threads.
Where can you embroider? Almost anywhere, but
we must be able to get the arm of the machine into the area and it
must be able to move afterwards.
Can I supply the item to be embroidered? Yes
you can. BIG DISCLAIMER, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE ONLY FOR
THE VALUE OF OUR WORK. THERE IS AN INTRINSIC SCRAP RATE IN THE
EMBROIDERY PROCESS SO SEND EXTRAS. CHRIS'S STITCHES RESERVES
THE RIGHT NOT TO EMBROIDER ON THE SUPPLIED ITEMS IF WE DEEM IT TO
BE UNSUITABLE FOR EMBROIDERY.
WE WILL NOT EMBROIDER ONE OF A KIND ITEMS. EXAMPLE, GRANDPA'S
W.W.II LEATHER BOMBER JACKET.
Just a few more things to think about, If it's waterproof when we
start, it won't be when we're done. Embroidering leather punches
holes in the leather, we may have to put a permanent backing on the leather.
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