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Take a Closer Look at Custom Embroidery in Wausau, WI
April 21, 2021 at 11:00 PM

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Embroidered clothing and accessories are a simple but greatly effective way to increase student and community spirit in your school. For a non-profit, they can raise awareness for your cause. And embroidery can drive branding goals and ultimately more customers for your business.

In short, it’s a solution your organization can definitely use to achieve its goals.

Four Seasons Screen Printing has provided embroidery to Wausau and surrounding areas for over 20 years, so we thought it was about time we explain the process to you in a little more detail.

Here’s a close look at custom embroidery in Wausau, WI.

Why we use machines

First off, custom embroidery is the process of sewing patterns into thread to decorate it with your own design. At Four Seasons Screen Printing, we use machines for this process. This creates a few benefits for you:

#1. Reliability

When embroidering with machines, we upload your custom design file into the equipment and it gets to work. Because the process is so automated, you get an identical design with each accessory or piece of clothing.

So, you get the same high-quality embroidery with each unit, no matter how large your order is.

#2. Speed

The second advantage is that machines are efficient. This is why we’re always able to live up to our promise of lightning-fast turnaround speeds. If you have an event coming up and you need items embroidered on short notice, we can help you just the same.

#3. Cost-effectiveness

Human-stitched embroidery will cost you a handsome premium, but that’s simply because it takes time and manpower. And there’s the risk that the design will be wildly inconsistent across all your items.

Machine embroidery is not only more affordable, but it’s also quicker and completely assured to give you precise, uniform designs across all clothing and accessories.

There are different types of threads

To help you order custom embroidery in Wausau, WI that matches the exact design you’re picturing, you should know that there are different threads.

Rayon thread is among the most popular, mainly for its attractive sheen and the wide range of colors it can be used to produce.

Polyester thread also results in a smart design, and it’s likewise widely appreciated for its range of colors. Another advantage to it is that its resistant to bleeding, fading, and shrinking. A slight downside, however, is that polyester doesn’t have as much of a sheen as Rayon.

Cotton threads also work, but only the heavier ones. Finer cotton threads are too prone to spanking. There’s nothing particularly remarkable about cotton, though.

And although silk thread is not widely used, its strength makes it highly suitable for machine embroidery.

All that said, your choice will likely come down to Rayon thread and polyester thread.

There are different types of custom embroidery in Wausau, WI

You’ll also be better able to choose the type of custom embroidery in Wausau, WI that matches the design you have in mind if you're aware of the types.

Here’s a quick look at the main two. When you combine them, that’s known as partial embroidery.

3D puff embroidery

We insert foam under the top stitch to raise the surface, creating a pop-out 3D effect. This type is ideal for large design elements, but it lacks thickness and design complexity. And it’s a type that’s much easier to do on hats than clothing.

Flat embroidery

Flat embroidery is the most common style, and it’s particularly great for designs that are heavy on fine detail. Although it’s a type you can use for thin lines, shapes must have a minimum thickness of 0.05 inches and a maximum thickness of 5 inches.

In terms of spacing, flat embroidery offers more freedom than 3D puff.

Get fast, quality custom embroidery in Wausau, WI

Our machine embroidery services offer you quality results that reflect your exact design. Our high efficiency also means our turnaround times are incredibly fast.

We have experience on our side too: Four Seasons screenprinting has provided Wausau and Marathon with stunning quality embroidery for over 20 years.

Get in touch with us today for custom embroidered clothing and accessories.