Embroidery is the most versatile of all decoration techniques. Whether you are looking for a subtle tone-on-tone logo on a sleeve or a bold design on a chest, this technique is perfect to enhance the value of our apparel.  Embroidery offers a classic, high end appearance and you have hundreds of rich color threads to choose from.   Below we've highlighted a list of FAQ's to help determine if embroidery is the right decoration method for your upcoming project. Please contact us direcitly if you have additional questions or would like a quote at art@charlesriverapparel.com.

Embroidery Q & A

Q: How much does embroidery cost? A: Final cost depends on the number of stitches in your artwork. For a free quote, email your artwork and order size to art@charlesriverapparel.com. 

Q: Do you have a minimum quantity order? A: Embroidery minimums are 12 pieces per logo. Orders less than 12 will incur a fee. 

Q: What do you need to digitize my logo? A: We can digitize your logo using any digital image. You can send us the artwork of your logo in any computerized format such as JPG, PDF, EPS, AI.  

Q: What if my logo is already digitized? A: If you already have your logo digitized, you can email it to us and avoid the setup fee. However, your logo must be in a DST format. Acceptable embroidery files include Tajima, Barudan and Melco digitized embroidery files. We recommend you include a JPEG file along with the digitized file. Charles River is not responsible for the embroidery quality of customer supplied DST files. 

Q: Can you modify the original design of my logo? A: We can modify the original size and colors of your logo. We can also include extra lettering lines to your logo. However, if you need to modifity another part of the design, we many need to re-digitize your logo. 

Q: How long does it take to have my order ready? A: Our turnaround is 7-10 business days however we are flexible with rush orders. If you have a specific deadline let us know before so we can schedule your order so we can work closely with you on the time line. 

Q: Can I mix Charles River Apparel styles, sizes and colors? A: Yes you can

Q: Will you embroider items sent to you? A: While we are here to support our customers, decoration services are limited to Charles River Apparel products only. Sample products cannot be returned and used for decorated orders. 

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