Is Embroidery the Route I Should Take?



Embroidery is one of the best ways to put your logo onto clothing. That applies equally, whether you represent a business, club, society or sports team. Once you’ve decided that you want personalised clothing, one of the first choices you’ll make is whether to use embroidery or printing.

Here’s our brief Anagi guide, to help you make that choice.Embroidery on clothing from Anagi Embroidery and Screen Printing, Essex


Embroidery Looks Good on all Types of Clothing

Which fabric will your logo be applied to? There are some fabrics, such as fleece, which aren’t suitable for screen print, so embroidery is the best choice. Also, embroidered logos are generally better for certain garment types, like work trousers or caps. If you need your logo on a variety of garments, embroidery is probably the best choice for you.

On the other hand, if you want a range of items customised and they are all are print-friendly (like t-shirts or tote bags), then choose screen printing or heat-transferred printing.


Durability and Usage Environment

If you opt for embroidery, it’s a fair bet that the embroidered logo will outlive the garment on which it’s placed. That’s particularly important in demanding environments, such as outdoor, manual work. Embroidery is a more durable option than print in most cases.


A Quality ImageAnagi embroidered sports-wear golf cap

Many people consider an embroidered logo to portray a quality, professional image and identity for your business or team. If it’s important for your team to present a strong image, then this should be your choice.


Complexity of Logo Design

We must make different screens for each colour in a logo or design when we're screen printing. This makes it ideal for simple, single colour logos. In addition, screen printing can create effects which are more difficult to show through embroidery, such as gradients or shadows.

If, however, your logo uses more colour, without shadows, then embroidery will offer you a better way of showing off your design.


Quantity and Cost

Cost ultimately depends on how many garments you plan to order. There are exceptions of course but a general rule of thumb is that embroidered is cheaper for smaller orders. For small runs of a few to fifty items, embroidery is normally the best choice. Screen printing has higher set up costs which can make smaller orders quite pricey in comparison.

Screen printing works out the budget-friendly option for larger run quantities. In addition, screen print can be cheaper for very large, custom designs, as the number of stitches required can make embroidery expensive.

Polo shirt embroidery by Anagi, Essex


Essex based, in Billericay, Anagi  gives you the opportunity to create your own bespoke embroidered and printed garments. Our product range is extensive, from embroidered polo shirts to embroidery on head-wear, work-wear and sports-wear. Personalise each with your choice of design, making them unique. We always double-check to ensure that the finished products are of the very highest quality every time you order.

If you have any questions about embroidered or printed clothing of all types, or would like to discuss your personalised design ideas, please contact us.



Blog Posted: 4/07/2017 and updated 10/11/17

Posted by: Andy