What is the difference between embroidery and vinyl personalised on workwear clothing?
Embroidery is the art of sewing a design into a piece of clothing. These days it is all done by machine, and can be multi coloured, large or small. It needs a good quality garment to start with and pricing is dictated by thread count. Personally I have never understood how jackets and other waterproof pieces stay waterproof once a needle has been piercing it several thousand times, but that might just be me being daft. I can't even sew on a button!
But vinyl . . well they don't call me the Vinyl Queen for nothing (though we did laugh at a recent Royal Mail missive address to Dear Ms Vinyl Queen).
We have been offering personalised workwear clothing for a while now, and we are jolly good at it. Full colour, block single colour, we can now do it all. Modern vinyls are truly amazing and very soft. There are SO many different effects, which I might have to cover later.
So vinyl is cut to shape and/or printed. It is then heat-pressed onto the garment. It takes a bit of skill to learn all the different heat settings for both garment and vinyl, but the end result is a fabulously soft, bright and impressive decal.
It is not hard to see why screen printing for short runs is all but dead.
But the main difference between embroidery and vinyl print is the difference it makes to the wearer.
Wash a product too hot and the embroidery can shrink and go stiff, pulling on the clothing fabric. It used to be that vinyl cracked - but that is so last century. As you can see in the picture below, the arm embroidery has gone still and shrunk in the wash. The rear vinyl print looks good.
So give it a try . . . you will be amazed at the result and the price. Especially with our satisfaction guarantee.