Why choose embroidery?

With embroidery, garments get a premium and high-end feel due to the textured design. Additionally, it provides durability that does not fade over time and provides more print areas than standard printing. 

Blueteez employs flat embroidery, where the design is sewn directly onto the product with thread. Any of the following stitch types can be used for a single design. We will pick the most appropriate stitch type to capture the design details.

A - Satin stitch: A long, straight stitch used to outline an object.
B - Run stitch: A single-line stitch used for small design details.
C - Tatami fill: Rows of run stitches used to fill large areas.

All our embroidery designs use an embroidery backing. It is a thin layer of cloth added on the inside of the garment to make your embroidery smoother, more comfortable, and long-lasting.

Preview and Digitization

The preview generated on the mockup serves as a visual reference before the file can be digitized, it may not always precisely match the final result. Our digitizers decide on the types of stitches that will be the best for each design. This means that similar designs may be digitized differently and will give different results. The digitization process has strict guidelines to match available machine capabilities, so we do not accept files digitized elsewhere.

What colors can I use?

You can choose any of the 15 thread colors for embroidery listed below. We allow a maximum of 6 thread colors per embroidery area. Please ensure that your design file contains no more than 6 of the colors listed below.

Guidelines for embroidery file creation

Follow these guidelines to create embroidery designs. We cannot guarantee desirable results if your design doesn’t meet these guidelines.

Dimension and Stitching Guidelines

  • Use text and lines with a minimum height of 0.25" (6.4mm) and thickness of 0.05" (1.3mm) for regular stitching.
  • For lines below the minimum thickness, a run stitch will be used as an alternative.

Design and Color Choices

  • Create embroidery-specific designs. Due to their complexity, most graphics that work with DTG will not be suitable for embroidery
  • Use vector images (in PDF format or PNG files with at least 150 DPI) with solid shapes and colors, not photographic images.
  • Stick to solid colors and designs, filling any empty space to maintain edge integrity.
  • Avoid distressed or textured graphics.
  • Use small and simple designs on thin garments to guarantee quality and durability. Large and complex embroidery designs require a high stitch count, which will stress thin fabric.
  • Design your embroidery design slightly larger than intended. The embroidery is applied on a stretched garment, resulting in a finished design slightly smaller than the file submitted.

File and Stitch Count Management

  • Use a transparent background when possible.
  • Keep backgrounds to a minimum in large areas to stay within the stitch count limit. Consider scaling down graphics by up to 50% if a background is essential.

Special Considerations for Side Areas

  • For best results, limit text to 10 characters per line in side embroidery areas.