Embroidery Best Practices

Modified on Fri, 26 Jan 2024 at 02:27 PM

Here are some helpful tips and limitations to embroidery when submitting artwork. 


1)Minimum height for satin stitch letters- 3/16 of an inch tall. This

means the smallest letter if using upper and lower case must be

3/16 of an inch.

2)Letters with borders, minimum height is 3/8 of an inch tall. The

border needs to be at least 1/16 of an inch thick. Any smaller will

not register well.

3)3D letters minimum height is 7/16 of an inch. The column of

each letter must be 3/16” in width. The letters must be spaced

about 1/8 of an inch apart to get foam out from between the letters.

No letter can have a column stitch of more then ½

an inch. If wider then this, the foam will flatten out because of the

stitch type that we must use. Try to stay away from serifed

lettering. The best type of lettering is a script or a bold font.

4)Shadowed lettering usually the top lettering needs to be ¼ of an

inch tall or more. Shadow needs to be 1/16 of an inch thick for best

registration.

5)The number of lines and letters on a design will depend on how

big the design is. When looking at a design to see if it may work on

a hat, please take into account the font size.


Back Arched Block 


Back Straight Block

Side Block 

Back Arched Script 

Back Straight Script 

Side Script





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