Embroidery VS Screen

Benefits:

  • Embroidery is more elegant looking.
  • The minimum quantity is just 6.
  • Quicker turn around on most orders
  • There are usually no setup fees associated with embroidery.
  • May hold up better and is not as susceptible to harsh conditions (i.e. extreme heat).
  • With embroidery you have the option to choose a design from our library of over 22,000 stock designs.
  • There is no additional cost for additional colors so embroidered designs can be more colorful.

 

Cons:

  • Embroidery puts a lot of thread on the item being embroidered. The weight of this thread of a large design on a thin item such as a Tee Shirt can cause the shirt to sag.
  • The setup process for embroidering your own design involves converting the design file to a stitch file that the embroidery machine can understand. This process usually cost more then the set up for printing and can cost anywhere between $45 and $150. However this is a one time cost, therefore there would be no digitizing charges for future orders with the same design.
 

Benefits:

  • Printing cost a lot less than embroidery. This is particularly true if you plan to do a large area. If you are doing a large area such as the full back of a shirt, embroidery will cost between $15.00 and $30.00 per item where as printing will cost between $0.50 and $5.00 per item depending on the number of colors and the quantity.
  • Printed designs can be a lot more elaborate and detailed. Almost any design can be screen printed where as some designs are impossible to embroider.
  • Large Embroidery Designs can cause a t-shirt to sag. This does not occur for large screen print designs.

 

Cons:

  • Because screens have to be set up and paint applied to those screens, the minimum quantity for printing is 12. Where as the minimum quantity for embroidery is 6.
  • There is a set up cost associated with screen printing of $20 per color. However this is a one time cost, therefore there would be no charges for future orders with the same design.
     

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