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EMBROIDERY VS SCREEN PRINTING

Merlin Graphics offers apparel and garments that can be customized in many ways by using either embroidery or screen printing technology. You can request either option that best suits your unique needs and budget.

Here is what you need to know about our embroidery and screen-printing services:

Embroidery

With embroidery, your logo is added by stitching directly into the fabric. It provides more dimensions to the material and makes your logo look its very best.

Screen Printing With screen printing, your logo is added by squeezing ink directly onto the fabric through mesh screens. Screen printing can blend well with the fabric, allowing the creation of large, detailed designs.


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Embroidery Vs. Screen Printing Before you decide whether embroidery or screen printing is right for you, consider what each one has to offer and the purposes they serve.

  • Cost Incurred-The cost you incur will depend on several factors such as the complexity of your logo design, your preferred customization location- whether it’s on the back, front or sides, the size of the design, and the type of garment. The cost of an embroidered logo does not vary with the number of colors, but extensive and detailed designs can be comparatively difficult to be embroidered, hence costing more. With screen printing, the number of colors in your logo design makes a huge difference. A separate mesh screen is needed for each color in your logo design and the cost will increase accordingly. Large, detailed designs can be easily added with screen printing.

  • Durability-Both embroidered and screen-printed logos can last as long as they are properly taken care of. One of the issues with screen printing is, the design can crack and fade with time, especially if they are not washed carefully. On the other hand, embroidery does not fade or crack, but very rarely, the stitching can be damaged or snagged.

  • Suitability-Embroidery is best suited for heavier or thick garments, as thin and light-weight garments may shrink when embroidered. You can choose embroidery for your sports apparel, hoodies, caps, and t-shirts. Screen printing is a suitable option if a larger logo has to be printed on the back of your t-shirts, hoodies, or any other thin or stretchy garments.

Both embroidered and screen-printing designs look good and last long. Choose the one depending on the size of your logo design and colors involved, the type of garment you want to customize, and your budget. ____________________

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