Should I choose embroidery or screen printing? – Over The Road Apparel

Should I choose embroidery or screen printing?

Embroidery and Screen Printing are the two most popular ways to add logos to apparel. Two main factors to consider are price and look.

EMBROIDERY


Your logo is created by different color threads stitched to the garment using a computerized embroidery machine.

PRICE

One Time Fee – You’re logo has to be digitized. This creates a version of your logo that instructs the embroidery machine what to stitch. The price can vary greatly from as little as $30-$90+ to have your logo digitized.

Price Per Item is determined by the number of stitches in your logo and the number of items with the same logo being embroidered.

BEST FOR
  • Non-waterproof Jackets
  • Work Shirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Hats
  • Fleece Sweatshirts
COST SAVING TIP
The lower the thread count, the lower the cost, ask you rep if that is an option. Keep a copy of your digitized logo on hand to avoid being charged this fee.
Additional things to consider with embroidery: Small writing and fine details may not be clear on logos.

SCREEN PRINTING


Your logo is created by different color inks which are pushed through mesh screens onto the garment.

PRICE

One Time Fee – This fee is dependent on the number of colors in your logo. A screen needs to be created for each color in addition to a “base” layer screen. This fee usually ranges between $20-$50 for most logos with less than 4 colors.

Price Per Item is determined by the number of colors in the logo and the number of pieces with the same logo being screen printed.

BEST FOR
  • Waterproof Jackets
  • T-shirts
  • Cotton Sweatshirts
  • Large Volume of Polo Shirts
  • Casual Wear
COST SAVING TIP
Consider limiting your logo to 1-2 colors to save money.
Additional things to consider with screen printing: Fading may occur over several washes.

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This new shirt passed the Jerry test with flying colors. 100% humidity this morning moving tarps and tools of the trade. Ground in some serious dirt and grime. Got over to load pouring down rain. Oil and grime all over the machine. Chained and tarped could have wrung water out of the shirt. An hour later it’s dry and doesn’t reek. Anybody out there looking for good durable work shirts try these out. OTRappearal.com. I’ll be ordering more. Thanks Jewel Jones for the great product. Not just trucker tough but flatbed trucker tough.

Jerry Novak Flatbed Driver and O/O

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