Follow these guidelines to create embroidery designs. We cannot guarantee desirable results if your design doesn’t meet these guidelines.
Dimension and Stitching Guidelines
- Use text and lines with a minimum height of 0.25" (6.4mm) and thickness of 0.05" (1.3mm) for regular stitching.
- For lines below the minimum thickness, a run stitch will be used as an alternative.
Design and Color Choices
- Create embroidery-specific designs. Due to their complexity, most graphics that work with DTG will not be suitable for embroidery.
- Use vector images (in PDF format or PNG files with at least 150 DPI) with solid shapes and colors, not photographic images.
- Stick to solid colors and designs, filling any empty space to maintain edge integrity.
- Avoid distressed or textured graphics.
- Use small and simple designs on thin garments to guarantee quality and durability. Large and complex embroidery designs require a high stitch count, which will stress thin fabric.
- Design your embroidery design slightly larger than intended. The embroidery is applied on a stretched garment, resulting in a finished design slightly smaller than the file submitted.
File and Stitch Count Management
- Use a transparent background when possible.
- Keep backgrounds to a minimum in large areas to stay within the stitch count limit. Consider scaling down graphics by up to 50% if a background is essential.
Special Considerations for Side Areas
- For best results, limit text to 10 characters per line in side embroidery areas.
Products not following guidelines may require automatic modifications or be rejected.