Embroidery is defined as the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Its roots trace back to Asia thousands of years ago. Throughout this time, embroidery has been seen as a mark of wealth displayed in elaborate clothing, religious objects and household items. Today, embroidery is a popular method of branding and is used to decorate corporate apparel and spirit wear such as caps, polo shirts, woven dress shirts, uniforms, coats and a multitude of other products.
Originally done by hand, modern embroidery is done by computerized machines today. Machines can come in a single head variety where one item at a time can be embroidered or multiple head machines where four, six or even more items can be done at the same time.
These computerized machines interpret a stitch file which determines the sewing location and the thread color to be used. Many machines can run twelve different colors on each head. The creation of the stitch file is a critical component in how the embroidery looks when finished. A poor stitch file will guarantee a poor result.
Items are manually “hooped” by an operator and placed onto the machines for sewing. Proper placement and hooping are critical in the quality of the end product. Other factors that affect the embroidery include the thread being used, the backing used to stabilize the material, machine tensions and a number of other factors.
At Branding Pros, we have decades of experience producing high quality embroidery on all types of items. We have both single head and multi-head machines. So if your job is one item or 1000 items, we can complete the job right here in our facility with local people doing the work!