This is a question Buccaneers Promotions are commonly asked.
Embroidery refers to clothing that has a pattern or logo stitched into its fabric.
Printing is when a design or logo is printed directly onto the garment.
Printing and embroidery both have their own pros and cons. This short article highlights the difference between the two to help you determine which is right for you.
Printing is often favoured for advertising or promotional uses. This is because it is low cost and can handle complicated artwork better than embroidery and works well with large and intricate designs and bright colours making it perfect for things like T-Shirt designs. A printed logo on a company garment is clean and smart when done correctly. Some people prefer printing to embroidery on low GSM T Shirts as embroidery can pull the fabric. Printed garments are often bought in bulk and are great value for money, look out for special offers from Buccaneer Promotions and sign up to our mailing list so you don’t miss out. Hand drawn or complicated designs are better suited to printing rather than embroidery.
Embroidery is best for creating logos on a thicker garment, such as a polo shirts or jumpers. Embroidery on garments are long lasting and durable. Embroidery may cost more than traditional printing, however the longevity makes it cost effective. Not all designs are suitable for embroidery and therefore you should take this into consideration. For best results, avoid heavy gradients and a high use of complicated colour palates.
Typical uses of T Shirt printing
T Shirt printing is ideal for promotional events, they are a great way to help people identify your cause or organisation and act like a walking advertisement. T Shirt printing is low cost so it is often bought in bulk and is popular with businesses, and charities. It is also commonly used for stag nights, hen dos and holidays, these T-shirts tend to be larger, brighter and more ‘in your face’. The objective of the T Shirt is to get heads turning and focused on the cause or organisation listed on the T Shirt.
Typical uses of Embroidery
Embroidery requires a high quality and thicker garment, such as a hoodie, polo or sweatshirt. This is because a thinner garment could pull the fabric when attempted to embroider. Many businesses choose embroidery in their uniforms, this is because embroidery looks professional and gives the garment a more solid feel. Embroidery is long lasting and will not fade in the wash, for this reason, some argue that embroidery is a lot more cost effective than printing. Embroidery should be used on uniforms and garments that are designed to be long lasting.