Embroidery T-Shirts

Embroidery T-Shirts and Products in Chula Vista

Embroidery has been one of the most popular and high-class fashion trends for decades. From hats to letter jackets, to stylish t-shirts, embroidery is everywhere. If you’re searching for a long-lasting, beautiful, durable design, embroidery may be the choice for you. So much goes into crafting a high-quality piece of embroidered material. We at Extra Graphics are passionate about creating high-quality, comfortable, attractive pieces of attire that reflect your design desires perfectly. We offer custom-made embroidered designs for any and every occasion, ranging from work attire to party attire, and more.

Embroidery design is different from screen-printing design. With embroidery, your design is reproduced by stitching it directly into fabric. With screen-printing, your design is reproduced by squeezing ink through a mesh screen onto the fabric. We have compiled some information that will help you to ready your graphic design idea for embroidery.

What is Embroidery?

Embroidery is defined as the art of decorating material using a needle and thread, primarily textile fabric. You create the design yourself, or with our assistance, and we transfer it onto the fabric using sewing and needlework. It can be done by hand or machine, depending on the type of design. While hand embroidery adds a personal touch to the piece, embroidering machines work much quicker and more precisely. Machine embroidery allows for the perfect design for any occasion or to personalize any project. We take pride in high-quality craftsmanship at Extra Graphic, which is why our highly experienced and creative team of graphic designers utilizes only the best quality products in creating your designs.

Embroidery is a form of versatile and delicate needlework that can be done on many different materials. It is made to last and is an ancient, beautiful form of artwork. The design you choose is sewn directly onto the product of your choice for a clean, classic look. Great care is taken by our graphic design team in order to select the right colors, thread, and material for your piece. You may also take part in this selection in order to customize your product to fit your own personal preferences and desires. Embroidery is preferred by many of our San Diego customers who are looking for a more elegant, yet durable form of decoration for their shirts, hats, or other pieces.

Choosing the Right File Type

Submitting the correct type of file is the first step in ensuring your embroidery project is ready to be crafted. Raster or Vector files are needed in order to get the ball rolling with your design. You can click here in order to read through the specifications for each on our website’s Artwork Guidelines page.

Choosing the Right Apparel for Your Design

Your choice of apparel can have an effect on your embroidered design in numerous ways. Hats, for example, offer limited space for design. Due to this, it is important to monitor the specs on the front of the hat in order to ensure that your design is the appropriate size. Which material you choose is also important. For instance, embroidered art will appear differently on a cloth beanie than it would on a work shirt. Cloth beanie material tends to be softer and thicker, which causes the finer details to become lost in the fabric.

Fine Details

Light-colored, fine lines may not turn out as expected with embroidery. If you do an intricate design with small details, consider screen printing instead. Embroidery is essentially sewing. Fine lines are often crafted with a series of small stitches, and the negative space between stitches can make them look more like dots than lines. Darkening small details and fine lines can help them to show up correctly in your finished product.

Things to Consider

Keep in mind that high-quality embroidery always stems from files designed for thread. That being said, embroidery does not produce the same fine-lined details that screen printing or dye simulation may due to decorative thread being a less precise and less versatile medium. Try to remember this when creating your design for embroidering. Attempt to avoid things like very thin lines, very small text, and narrow spacing. Text should be kept at a minimum of .02 or larger.

When it comes to figuring the cost of embroidery versus another form of graphic design like screen printing, embroidery is often more expensive, but it depends on the quantity of items decorated and the number of colors used in the design. If you’re seeking simply one text color or a large quantity of polo shirts, screen printing would be the cheaper option. Embroidered items are usually priced at a flat rate and don’t depend on the number of colors incorporated. For complex logos and images, this makes embroidery an exceptional choice. Screen printing may be expensive depending on the number of colors used or layers it takes to create the design.

Embroidery is a great option when it comes to putting a design on a polo shirt or hat, as these are thicker forms of material that go well with the thicker nature of embroidery. Regular t-shirts may be better suited for the thinner, flatter nature of screen printing designs.

An embroidered item’s design will not fade or wash out, as it becomes a part of the fabric itself. Also, unlike screen printing, there are no limits to the number of colors that can be used in an embroidered design. Embroidery prints are usually programmed into a machine so it is much easier for a computer to switch between colors when transferring your design onto fabric.

A disadvantage of embroidery is that it does tend to cost more. However, the cost is worth it when you consider the extreme durability and high quality of these products. If you are looking for a more professional, elegant design, embroidery is the choice for you.

Matching Colors

Extra Graphic offers a multitude of different color threads and can order any color you desire for your design. Utilizing a color wheel helps when choosing colors that work well together for embroidery. You can use multiple shades of the same color or two colors that are across from one another on the color wheel in order to create a complementary color scheme. Due to the high contrast between the two colors, your design will be vibrant and stand out. Another option is to choose colors that sit directly next to one another on the color wheel, which creates a design that may be more appealing to the eyes. This is called an analogous color scheme.

Extra Graphic is Here for You

If you are seeking a service that can provide you with custom, high-quality, made-to-last embroidery work, Extra Graphic is the right choice for you. Our passionate, experienced, highly creative team of graphic designers has been helping people in San Diego and across Southern California materialize the designs of their dreams for years. We offer custom embroidered shirts, bags, hats, and more. Contact Extra Graphic at 619-354-XTRA (9872) to explore options available for your custom products.