Advantages of Direct Embroidery:

  • Professional appearance
  • Elevates the value perception of the apparel
  • More durable and long lasting
  • Can be put on a wide variety of apparel
  • Works better for simple designs

Limitations of Direct Embroidery:

  • Can only do solid colours
  • More expensive especially for small orders
  • Certain shapes, details, and fonts, are too complicated or nuanced to be created
  • Not good for extremely lightweight garments (Sublimation/Silk Screen is preferred)
  • Since the design is embedded on the apparel, removing the direct embroidery from one apparel and placing on another is a time-consuming process. Sometimes, the fabric might even get damaged during the process.

This method is most advantageous when:

  • You want a professional appearance eg. for management corporate polo shirts
  • You have simple designs
  • Apparel is thicker (of higher gsm)

Embroidered Patches

With patch embroidery, the designs are not directly embroidered on the fabric itself. Rather, they are either ironed on or sewn on top of the fabric. Hence, they can be made into any shape desired. In addition, patch embroidery can cater to intricate designs. Hence, if your design has a serif font, small text, or a detailed icon, patch embroidery will be the go-to printing method.