Embroidery

The embroidery provides an elegant, professional expression a heat transfer or screen print just can’t match. Even when mass-produced, an embroidery’s stitches are never completely the same from unit to unit. This grants the logo an exclusive, hand-made look that oozes quality and value.

Provide us with a new design or purchase from our large selection of existing logos. Existing logos can be altered and custom-made per your needs. Up to 14 colors can be used in a single design.

While embroideries of course must look as well-made as possible, they must be maximally durable, too. That’s why we always use a strong polyester thread capable of withstanding industrial washing, heavy detergents, bleaching, chlorine, and stonewashing. It will always be the best choice for workwear, bed sheets, children’s clothing, outerwear, swimwear, towels, and other fabrics regularly bleached and exposed to strong chemicals.

The digitized motif is sent to you in proof form, letting you see how the finished product will look. We don’t begin before you’re happy and have approved the proof. Our skilled graphic designers look forward to engaging with you. Together, you’ll create beautiful and effective embroideries for your company and/or your customers.

We vouch 100% for the quality of our own embroidery

Many suppliers buy their products from external sources, which means losing grip of quality control. At Jet Sport we manufacture our own embroideries on our own machines.

We'll flawlessly digitize your design

The first step is always the bighgest, and the first step on the way to a perfect embroidery is the digitization of the motif. When Jet Sport digitizes your logo, we factor in the fabric onto which it is to be printed and in what environment it is to be used. When the logo has been digitized, we stitch and adjust until it is perfect.

We test all designs to ensure the best possible look on any fabric.

Not all fabrics are created equal. A design embroidered onto a marcella polo shirt needs a quite different design composition than one embroidered onto an Oxford shirt. At Jet Sport we sew a test embroidery on a fabric identical to yours and adjust as needed to ensure the best possible result.

We sweep nothing under the carpet.

At Jet Sport we submit our products to a strict quality control. There's no putting the bad print at the bottom of the box. If the product doesn't meet our high standards, we don't ship it.

You get your products on time.

Delivery delays is the biggest complaint with other printers. At Jet Sport we ship 99% of all orders on time, and 98% of these arrive no later than the following day - according to statistics from GLS.

We use extremely durable and glossy embroidery threads.

Not all embroidery threads are created equal. Some cheap threads cannot withstand repeat washing or tumble drying. Many printers producing large embroidery batches choose the cheap way out in the shape of nylon threads instead of the excellent polyester threads. At Jet Sport we exclusively use polyester threads for our embroidery solutions. We also make sure to match the thread weight to your logo's exact needs.

Your embroideries will match the clothing exactly.

Purchasing embroideries should not be a dice roll. At Jet Sport we thoroughly test every single embroidery we sell. We can tell you how it will fit, how it will feel, and how it should be washed.

'Good enough' is not good enough

The above are just some of the reasons Jet Sport has built a huge customer portfolio that understands the importance of image management and branding. Buying embroideries means wanting to look as good as possible. Don't gamble and settle for 'good enough.' The worst time to discover you have chosen the wrong embroidery is when opening the box.

History

While 30,000 year-old embroidery vestiges with traces of hand-made embellishments have been found, the oldest surviving embroideries are of Scythian origin, dating to approximately the 4th century BCE. Among the most famous, surviving examples are the imperial courtrobes from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The fundamental materials and techniques utilized in Antiquity are the same as those used today, placing the embroidery among the rare technologies invented perfect.

Information

The embroidery is the most durable of all textile embellishments. As the embroidery consists of threads sewn directly into the fabric, and as these are almost always newer and stronger than those of which the fabric already consists, the longevity of the embroidery is solely limited by the fabric itself.

The threads’ robustness and durability further enable them to retain their colors throughout the fabric’s lifetime and preserve their brightness through even numerous boil washes and chlorine treatments.

With its strong seams and close threads, the embroidery is minimally stretchy and thus has the heaviest ‘hand’. An embroidery can always be felt by the fingers and in some cases — if applied to clothing — against the body.

Threadweight is indicated inversely. A low thread weight implies a heavy, thick thread, while a high thread weight implies a thin, fine thread. The scale runs broadly from 20 wt to 80 wt, with 40 wt roughly being the industry standard. Individual stitches must be no less than 0.8 mm long and Sans Serif fonts no less than 4 mm tall.

The embroidery is an additive method of manufacture, producing very little waste. Planning and process optimization ensure that materials are used only where needed, resulting in significant resource preservation and cost reduction.

Modern, industrial embroidery is a mix of thousand-year-old sewing techniques and advanced electronic mechanics. The old-fashioned, texture-building sewing technique, by which patterns and colors are drafted onto textile surfaces by hand-sewn threads, are by SmartHead technology, LCD Touch Screen Displays, precision sewing, and intelligent tensioner systems promoted to a state-of-the-art instrument that begets exquisite logos for branding and other value-creating PR.

By far the most industrially manufactured embroideries today are made by digitized embroidery machines. Custom-made software dubbed DST files (Data Stitch Tajima, after Tajima Group, which initially developed the file type) contains digital instructions for which patterns and stitches are to embody the embroidery. These are read and employed by the machine to manufacture striking, consistent products.

DST-files are created through embroidery digitizing, a process by which illustrations are converted into a program the embroidery machine reads and converts into patterns and stitch types. These illustrations typically consist of either customer-submitted files or images we ourselves have created from scratch. For this, we prefer working with vector files rather than raster files. Find out why in our blog post about raster and vector files.