Enhancing Business Branding and Promotional Strategies with Custom Embroidery

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Did you know that 50% of consumers are more inclined to patronize a business with a familiar logo? According to Zippia, it takes an average of 5 to 7 times to see a logo before a customer remembers the brand. That’s why it is important always to present your brand in the best possible light. Having your logo embroidered is one such way to show that your company cares about quality. Custom embroidery is a fantastic option if you’re looking to give your artwork a classy appearance while being tough enough to last. Continue reading to see if embroidery is the right option for you.

What is Embroidery?


Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other material with needle and thread, or yarn. Traditionally done by hand, embroidery machines have become more commonplace due to their high output and consistency. While hand embroidery creates different stitches unique to the embroiderer, an embroidery machine can be a huge advantage for jobs that need to be pushed out quickly while also being uniform from item to item.


The Best Times to Use a Promotional Product with Embroidered Art

Promotional products are a great way to promote your brand. These items are often used for events, conferences, or giveaways. But the best time to use a promo product is when you want to create a lasting impression on someone. Here are some occasions when having your art embroidered can add that special touch.

1. Employee Gifts

Embroidered promo products are an excellent way to show appreciation to employees, clients, and partners while promoting your brand. Products like embroidered polos and backpacks are the most common gifts as these items are the most widely used amongst a wide variety of people.

2. Retail Items

Some retailers have begun to offer customers the opportunity to embroider merchandise. These products allow for more personalization and a higher quality look than screen printing. Embroidered artwork tends to last much longer than a print, making it the perfect choice for clothing that is designed for special occasions or that will be used heavily. Two of the most popular retail items regularly embroidered are shirts and hats.

3. Holiday Gift

We all know that one of the most important things to do during the holiday season is to show gratitude to those who have helped us throughout the year. This can be done by sending a small gift that lets them know they are appreciated. The most popular holiday option is blankets, which will be used frequently in the upcoming months.


Types of Promotional Products That Can Be Embroidered

Custom embroidery can give your promo products an extra touch of style. T-shirts, hats, polos, and backpacks are all popular items that offer embroidery as a decoration method. Most items will have an embroidery area from 2” to 4” in diameter. Depending on the size of your artwork, the number of stitches can rise, meaning a price increase as well. At the same time, not the most cost-effective up-front, artwork that has been embroidered will last much longer than printed artwork and generally gives a more sophisticated appearance.

The Benefits of Embroidered Promotional Items

Embroidered polos, shirts, and hats have become essential to any uniform. Products such as blankets and bags have also become vital in gift-giving. A few reasons why embroidered items have gained so much traction is because they are:

1. Extremely long-lasting
2. Can include 7-12 colors (usually)
3. Higher perceived value
4. Looks high quality
5. Smaller minimum item quantity


Limitations of Custom Embroidery

As with most things, there are also limitations to embroidering artwork. Firstly, the manufacturing cost can increase depending on the size of the artwork and the number of stitches required to create the image. Other factors include certain artwork limitations. For instance, gradients cannot be embroidered. Most products have a 7 to 12-color maximum, and thread colors may not match exactly the colors in your logo. Additionally, the text must be larger than a printed item to ensure that it embroiders legibly.



Having your designs embroidered can often be the best option for customizing apparel. However, there are cases where embroidery may not be the best option. Now that you’re armed with the knowledge of how the process works, you can make an informed decision. Need some inspiration as to what to have your art embroidered (or printed) on? Check out our website for ideas and inspiration!


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