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Are you thinking about marketing yourself or your business with custom apparel?

Trying to choose what style is best for you and your design?

If so, then you’ve come to the right place.

Branding awareness through apparel marketing is a genius way to stay in front of people and get your business out there. It’s also a fun way to show your love and support for what you do and what you have to offer.

I mean think about this for a minute, any time you leave your house to go literally anywhere, people have on shirts that usually display some type of image, logo, or writing. And guess what, we almost always have to read it just out of curiosity because we want to know what it says.

But have you ever thought about the design techniques that went into creating those looks that caught your attention?

Most likely not, but now that you’re ready to create your own, there are a few basic things you should probably understand about the difference between screen printing and embroidery.

Screen Printing Vs. Embroidery? Let’s compare!


Screen printing

First of all, what is screen printing? How will I know if it’s right for me?

Well, let’s talk about that!

Put quite simply, the art of screen printing involves the ability to use a mesh screen with stencils to take one or even multiple ink colors and apply them to a substrate or (apparel item) for customization. Screen printing is a great way to get a smooth application of imagery, texts, or logos.

Screen printing is most commonly used for items like;

  • T-shirts
  • Team Uniforms
  • Mugs
  • And Tote Bags

What are the Advantages of Screen Printing Over Embroidery?

Screen printing gives you the ability to create high definition designs with many different options like shading and gradient color schemes. Some people even get creative by thinking outside of the box and designing a stylish distressed look, which isn’t possible with embroidery.

Screen printing is a great way to bring to life vivid detailed logos, imagery and the best way to apply small texts. And if you happen to be printing a lot of the same item, screen printing can be fairly inexpensive in comparison to other design techniques.



What is embroidery and how does it differ from screen printing?

Great questions! Embroidery is the process of threads being stitched into a custom design pattern for an incredibly sophisticated effect! Embroidery designs are especially great for professional attire and any other designs that require a clean but still eye-catching look.

Embroidery is most commonly used for;

  • Polos
  • Corporate Wear
  • Dress shirts
  • Golf Shirts
  • And Hats

What are the Advantages of Embroidery Over Screen Printing

The greatest advantage of using embroidery for your custom design is how professional and clean the design technique looks.

Another thing to keep in mind when comparing embroidery and screen printing is that embroidery is a much more durable and lasting design with a very classic appeal.

Did That Stitch a Clearer Understanding for you?

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the differences between embroidery and screen printing, as they are quite different.

For more information, call K&S Sportswear today and let us get started on your custom designs!

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