The embroidery on textiles is not comparable to normal textile printing, because here the resolution is determined with needle and thread. Embroidery is possible on almost all textiles.
For example, logos, names, text, monograms and even sophisticated graphics can be embroidered. After finishing, textiles with embroidery can still be washed according to the textile manufacturer’s recommended washing instructions and are therefore extremely durable.
An individual embroidery program is created for each motif in preparation, which is largely responsible for the quality of the stick. The logo or graphic is converted into an embroidered file using punch software.
Individual pinholes are created from the many pixels of the graphic. However, color gradients can only be shown as an indication and may have to be greatly simplified. Likewise, small letters and filigree details have to be enlarged or simplified. The cost of the embroidery results from the size of the motif, the number of stitches and the desired number of pieces. In contrast to screen printing on textiles, the number of colors does not play a decisive role.
The embroidery program can always be used for subsequent editions. However, embroidery programs cannot be scaled in size. If the embroidery size is to be changed in the subsequent order, a new embroidery program must be created and calculated.
Jackets made of fleece, caps or towels are particularly often finished with embroidery because the usual textile printing processes cannot be used on them. In general, it should be noted that the textile to be embroidered has a grammage of at least 180 g/m². Materials that are too light or too stretchy, such as a thin one, are unsuitable for embroidery. In the worst case, the embroidery machine needle will destroy the light fabric. Textile printing is then the better option here. It should also be considered that direct embroidery stiffens the textile at the embroidery position. This can somewhat impair the usual wearing comfort. That is why garments that are worn directly on the skin should not be embroidered with very large-scale motifs. The back of a large logo embroidery can then rub uncomfortably on the skin. Popular positions for an embroidery on textiles are the collars of polo shirts and shirts. The logo and lettering can also be embroidered on the sleeve or on the chest with a heart motif.