Screen Printing or Embroidery for Your Promotional Garments?

s1Screen printing Columbia Sc and embroidery are among the best ways to decorate your apparel for corporate use. They are different in their application methods, merits, and circumstances to be used. Embroidery involves decorating fabric using a needle and thread, while screen printing uses a stencil, a screen of silk or mesh, and ink to print designs. Embroidery Columbia Sc is applied through two methods; directly weaving or sewing designs into apparel to make them part of the material or embroidering designs onto pieces of materials then patching them onto apparel.

Generally, embroidery is considered a classier way to present designs, particularly logos for companies because thread has a dimension, making a logo three dimensional. Thread can also be coated with a gloss which makes colors more vivid; hence attractive to the eyes. Screen printing makes garments appear as though they were painted or printed with an ink-jet printer. The designs printed are very colorful, and one dimensional.

Embroidery is a popular choice for garments for promotion and uniforms to promote a company’s logo and image. It is suitable for button-down shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, caps and hats, jackets, and bags. Screen printing is ideal for t-shirts and sweatshirts because their finish is smooth, which provides a suitable surface on which ink can be applied. Large designs are preferably implemented on t-shirts through printing since t-shirt material is not tough enough to hold embroidery stitches. If large designs are implemented on garments by embroidering, the garments neither appeal nor last long.

Embroidery is typically charged per the number of stitches used. The higher the number of stitches you need, the more expensive the work. Screen printing is priced per volume of work, number of colors to be used and locations to print. Bigger workloads lower the cost of production. Multiple colors and locations hike the cost of production.

There are plenty of companies which offer screen printing and embroidery services for apparel in Columbia, SC. All of them have different kinds of packages to offer to their customers, making it necessary for you to evaluate each of them first to pick one that is suitable for your business. The quality of their output also varies depending on many factors, among them the type of technology in use; hence you must go to a company which makes use of the latest technology for impressive results.

To identify these embroidery and screen printing services, a thorough search on the Internet or referrals from your networks of friends and other businesses will be necessary. Look for as many companies as possible to evaluate to ensure that you pick the best. Paying close attention to their output and people’s feedback will direct you to a company which you will be pleased to partner with.


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