What is included when we say Custom Embroidery?
The products on our website are priced including custom embroidery. The embroidered custom logo can be up to 10,000 stitches. Your organization supplies a logo theme or you can hire our design department to create a logo for you. Before a logo can be used on any computerized embroidery machine, it needs to be digitized. This is service we provide for a fee but it only has to be done once. On re-orders, there are no digitization fees. There are minimal setup fees for each order which includes changing thread colours to match your logo and hooping all garments before they are placed on an embroidery machine.
All of these examples are less than 10,000 stitches.
These logos are for
, and The Atikokan Voyageurs Hockey.
Many embroidery designs are placed on the left chest of a garment and are typically between 7,000 and 10,000 stitches. If your design is more than 10,000, we charge a modest fee for each 1,000 stitches in the design.
This example is less than 10,000 stitches and it is being embroidered on a toque.
What is custom embroidery?
Custom Embroidery means that your logo or artwork is
stitched onto a garment of your choice. The first step in embroidery
is digitizing a design. You send us a representation of your artwork
(or hire us to design something for you) and we turn that artwork
into coding that our embroidery machines can understand. Digitizing a
design tells the computer how many stitches to use in a design, how
many colours are used in a design and what size the design should be.
Sportop uses top-of-the-line custom embroidery equipment. Currently, we have over 48 heads of embroidery equipment which means that we can produce 48 items simultaneously.
This is a picture of one of our custom embroidery machines. The computer in the right corner of this picture controls the embroidery heads.
Robyn hooping garments
This order was being sent to a hockey team. The individual packaging for each player saves the coach a lot of time when distributing the custom embroidered track suits.
- left chest ( this is most common position)
- right chest
- right or left sleeve (is mostly used for names/positions or team number)
- below collar (becoming a popular place to stitch company web site address)
This is an example of a shirt with a left chest logo placement.
Yes, Sportop has an art department dedicated to the production of custom logos and artwork.
Sportop carries over 6,500 pre-made embroidery designs. Almost any generic image you can think of is available. After a stock design is chosen, we can program in words to go above, beside, below or around the chosen design. Stock embroidery is less expensive than custom embroidery.
If our company already owns the design already, you would only be charged for stitching. However, if the embroidery design has to be ordered for you from Dakota, you would have to pay for acquiring the design as well.
Margaret using the marrowing machine, which stitches border around the edges of fabric. Below is a picture of an item that would have to be marrowed before it was sewn on a vest.
Wendy sewing Gators onto a vest. See picture below.
The Gators text was first screen printed onto fabric, cut, then the edges were stitched using the marrowing machine and then Wendy sewed the fabric on to a vest.