We work with a lot of embroidery orders, and getting the art right can sometimes be a bit tricky. Artwork for embroidery tends to have more restrictions than other types of imprints, so care to detail is a must.
Here’s a quick overview of the basic requirements for embroidery:
- Start with a good, clean vector file whenever possible.
- Vector files are artwork which was created in Illustrator or Corel
- The smallest text should be a minimum of 1/4″ tall
- Text may need to be stretched to reach this minimum height, or stacked and enlarged
- Keep graphics simple, not a lot of fine detail
- Fine detail is difficult to reproduce, so keep lines at least 2pts wide
- Do not use gradients whenever possible
- Gradients cannot be reproduced as smoothly as they appear on the computer