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What is Screenprinting?

Screenprinting is an inexpensive method of applying ink onto a tee shirt, sweatshirt or any other garment. We can imprint your design or logo in up to 6 colors. Some examples can be seen in our screenprinted garment gallery.

Gallery: See screenprinting examples.

What is Embroidery?

Embroidery is a design that is actually sewn directly to the garment. It can be lettering or logo, or a combination of both.

Gallery: See embroidery examples.

What is Tackle Twill?

Tackle Twill is most commonly seen on school letterman jackets. Larger "TWILL" material letters, available in many sizes and styles are sewn on, usually with a zig-zag stitch. Larger areas of jacket backs are usually done with tackle twill.

Gallery: See tackle twill examples.

What is Digitizing?

Digitizing is the process of programming an image into a stitch file for embroidery. Any image, design or logo can be downloaded into our digitizing software program and converted into a file that will tell our embroidery machines how to sew the design onto the garment. The sew file tells the embroidery machine what size the logo will be, where to put specific colors and many other technical aspects that make for a good looking finished embrroidery.

How should I submit my artwork?

Artwork can be submitted in many formats including CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Fireworks formats. These file will have one of the following extensions: .cdr .ai .png .psd .eps .jpg .pdf. You must have pictures of a resonable resolution (100 dpi or more, 300 dpi recommended) and size for the application you would like. Art files may be submitted to artwork@sharperembroidery.com