Logos then become the defining factor, whether it’s
sponsorship from a local business, a team logo, a name
or symbol - a logo creates a visual impression of your
product, services, or company. Embroidered logos add
more depth, character, and eye-catching quality.
Embroidery is a delicate process that brings a three-
dimensional quality to your logo when you add it to
clothing or accessories.
Embroidery machines use a special digital file format to
sew an image. These files are generated from original
artwork using specialized software. A slight error can have
disastrous results for the finished product.
At Elite Promotional Marketing, we take great care to prevent sewing errors like puckering. Other errors in embroidery
production are beyond the control of operators and digitizers, like when a needle breaks or thread snaps, or when the
top-thread tension on the machine becomes loose and hits the same spot in the fabric over and over, ultimately causing
it to tear - similar to what could happen at home.
There are a number of techniques used to prevent puckering while sewing. The first step is digitizing the design and
minimizing the number of stitches - advanced home machines may have this capability. Next comes the hooping
process or clamping the garment in the embroidery hoop. This is probably the most important step of all in preventing
Sewers must find the right tension - not too loose or too tight. Backing is used to stabilize stitches on the reverse side of
the garment, playing a vital role in preventing puckering. This fibrous material comes in many different forms including
tear-away, cut-away, cap and fusible, to name a few. Finally, try a sample run on a scrap piece of cloth to ensure all
tensions and materials are properly in place to minimize loss from repeated errors.
Commercial embroidery equipment runs both a bobbin and a top thread. Poor top thread tension (either too tight or
too loose) can lend itself to all kinds of production problems, including puckering. The bobbin, a tiny spool of thread
located at the bottom of each sewing needle and is responsible for locking each individual stitch, and while it is not
necessarily a factor in preventing puckering, it is crucial in the embroidery process.
Embroidered logos add character to your promotional products-not to mention a sense of quality that printing can’t
imitate. To learn more about embroidery in Edmonton and serving Western Canada, contact Elite Promotional