1. Special factors to look at with Embroidery
It seems like we’ve discussed everything about print customization. But what if you order embroidered clothes? You will want to know a few criteria on how to check its quality.
Step 1. Examine missing threads
• Take a closer look at the visible embroidery image. This is pretty straightforward. Look for loose threads, then gently rub fingertips and nails throughout the Embroidery to see if any thread is sticking out.
• Then turn the garment inside out. The interior will give you a better idea of the quality and how carefully it is processed.
If there is a protective fabric covering the back of that Embroidery, it will make the artwork more durable over time. Another good thing about this is that it reduces the itch factor by preventing rubbing directly against your skin.
Whether the dress is a sample or part of your production, remove the protective fabric, and again check how well the threads are lost and the pokes are done.
Step 2. Imperfections regarding the detail and sharpness of the embroidered designs
Sharpness in Embroidery is a matter of getting adequate readability so that the artwork represented is accurate. If you can’t identify your logo elements or artwork in general, these are things that might have gone wrong:
The initial design was too complicated:
Remember that Embroidery doesn’t look like the photo. It is impossible to sew every little pixel onto a piece of fabric. The Embroidery link is that it is a close copy of the printed image but with a more tactile and vibrant feel. So if your client wants a T-shirt that says “Van Gogh’s Starry Night,” you’d better choose a print instead of Embroidery.
• Inadequate digitization of the artwork:
Embroidery requires you to digitize your design or artwork and adapt it to the specific conditions and characteristics of needling threads to recreate an image. Our design consultants at Printsome will ensure that the drawing is simplified and converted correctly. We will show you the version we recommend, a more straightforward design with as many preserved details as possible and more practical for Embroidery. So the next time you order Embroidery, remember how proper digitization all started.
• Wrong needles or threads used:
Too thick or too thin needles and threads can spoil even a well-digitized design. Thin needles make threading difficult, and this causes hair growth. However, very thick needles reduce the resolution of the details. A balanced run will produce embroideries matching the visual Printsome team they send you for your approval.
Fast embroidery speed:
Running the machine at the correct speed provides a clearer picture while processing small details and letters. Likewise, proper tension will keep seams nice and tight, leaving logos looking clean and professional.
Step 3.Assess the thickness of the garment
The embroidered garment’s density and thickness is an essential factor because it determines how long the job will take, and Embroidery how fragile the assembly of the fabric on the fabric. You can first touch the fabric of the garment to find out how thick or thin it is, and keep these ideas in mind as you go:
• Embroidery on delicate garments means that it is fragile.
• Even a newly embroidered T-shirt or clothing, if the shirt is too thin, there may be holes around the toothed area.
• Even if you do not find such imperfections when a thin garment is selected, the Embroidery will, unfortunately, deteriorate faster.
• Embroidery on polo, jackets, woolen, and hats takes longer than garments with less stiffness and thickness.
Step 4.See if the garment is already damaged
The last thing important to Embroidery is a careful manufacturing process. Using the right needles is key to creating a quality piece. If you see that the embroidered part looks ripped in some way or second grade, it may be due to manufacturing errors. Once again, examine the embroidered area and edges to verify that it caused no holes or damage during production, regardless of the thickness or type of fabric.
5. A short word about a garment’s label
Labels can say a lot about clothes. You can get information about the quality and whether you will wash and store this product correctly. Most t-shirts do not have thread counts on their labels, but they indicate the material from which it was made and whether it was mixed with something else.