Thread

thread

The time-honored art of embroidery has been practiced for centuries. Cast some magic over your tees with the decorative possibilities of creative stitchery.

 
Description:
Thread is a kind of yarn used for sewing.
 
There are 3 types of thread used to embroider a logo or design.
 
Rayon: Shiny and smooth with a soft supple finish and best for delicate clothing. Commonly used for polo’s and corporate apparel.
 
Polyester: Less shine than rayon thread, its durable and can withstand bleaching, detergent, and hot water. Commonly used for uniforms or industrial apparel.
 
Wool/Acrylic: A soft chunky yarn made of 50% acrylic and 50% wool. Available in a rich palette and is a dream to knit or crochet. The shades are warm and relaxed.
 

 
Art Requirements:
Artwork is “digitized”, a specialized process of converting 2 dimensional artwork into stitches or thread.
 
Halftone: 20 lpi
Line Weight: 2pt min
Print Size: 0.25″ min – 19″ x 22.5″ max

 
Short Sleeve: 3″ diameter max

Long Sleeve: 3″ diameter max

Right Chest: 4″ diameter max

Left Chest: 4″ diameter max

Full Front: Horizontal 14.5″ x 12″ max, Vertical 12″ x 14.5″ max

Full Back: Horizontal 14.5″ x 12″ max, Vertical 12″ x 14.5″ max

 

Applicable Garments:
Weight: 2.25 oz min – 10 oz max
 
Melmarc recommends using 100% cotton garments or cotton/poly blends.
 

Quality Concerns:
All art files are re-drawn as digital stitch files in preparation for embroidery. The best embroidery comes from very clean, high quality digital files. Vector format is preferred.
 
Specify fabric type when submitting a logo for embroidery. An embroidered logo may look different when sew on different fabric types. By specifying the fabric type, we can digitize for the best embroidery for that material.
 
Complicated gradients can sew very well. Keep in mind, however, that stitches do not blend, so the gradient will be less smooth in appearance than what you see on your computer screen.

 
Standard Thread Colors

white White
yellow Yellow
pink Pink
orange Orange
red Red

 

violet Violet
navyNavy
greenGreen
brown Brown
grey Grey

 

charcoal Charcoal
black Black

 
Specialty Thread Colors
Metallic

Silver MetallicSilver
Light GoldLight Gold
GoldGold
CopperCopper
RedRed

 

pinkPink
Hot Pink Hot Pink
PurplePurple
BlueBlue
GreenGreen

 

Glitter

silverSilver
goldGold
PinkPink
TurquoiseTurquoise
BlueBlue

 

BlackBlack
GreyGrey
CopperCopper
Mixed CopperMixed Copper
Mixed RedMixed Red

 
Rainbow

Rainbow 1 Rainbow 1
Rainbow 2Rainbow 2
Rainbow 3Rainbow 3
Rainbow 4Rainbow 4
Rainbow 5Rainbow 5

 
 

Melmarc’s product development team is constantly researching the market for the latest trends to provide you with cutting edge techniques and options for your graphic t-shirt program. Give us a call to see how we can help you with your next project. 714-460-6600