How Embroidery Works

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Bring your own art or have us create something special, embroidery starts with artwork that you love!

Digitize Artwork

Your artwork is prepared for the embroidery by creating a digitized file the embroidery machine can use to sew your image.

Select Backing

Your garment is prepared for sewing by selecting the correct backing for the specific type of fabric.

Load Machine

Your item and the correct backing are placed in an embroidery hoop so the image can be sewn in the correct location.

Sew Apparel

The hoop is loaded into the embroidery machine and the machine sews your artwork on the fabric.

Remove Excess Backing

Any excess backing is removed from the sewn pattern andtheh garment is complete.

Standard Embroidery

Traditional printing uses plastisol ink that is heated to a specific temperature to cure and harden.  The majority of screen printing in America is done using plastisol inks.  We maintain a wide variety of basic colors that will bring your image to life.  If you need a custom color we can mix that as well, just let us know the Pantone color.

Water-based Screen Printing example

Appliqué Embroidery

Water-based ink is an eco-friendly alternative to plastisol ink.  As you would imagine, this ink starts with a water base and pigment is added to achieve the color and density required for your image.  Like plastisol ink maintain a wide variety of basic colors of water-based ink, if you need a custom color we can mix that as well, just let us know the Pantone color.  Because of this process dyes the fibers of the fabric the end result is a print with an extremely soft feel that is breathable.


The discharge process bleaches the fiber of the garment leaving the natural color of the cloth.  This process can also include a color that redyes the fabric with your artwork.  This is a specialized form of water-based printing so this process is eco-friendly and soft feel as well.

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Water-based Screen Printing example

Specialty Embroidery

With the foil process, the adhesive is screen printed onto the garment, the foil is placed over the adhesive and using the heat press high temperature and high heat cure the adhesive and bonds the foil to the adhesive.