Is it cheaper to do screen printing or embroidery?
Screen Printing is less expensive, but not as
much as people think. It is typically a couple
of dollars less per item. On smaller runs, embroidery
is generally less expensive.
What if I don't have a logo yet?
King's Uniforms can help you develop a company
logo, or refer you to a branding expert if you
are a medium to large business.
Do I have to come down to your shop to purchase?
No. The transaction can happen completely over
the internet with your product shipped to you.
However, we would love to meet you and have you
visit our shop. Click
here for directions.
What types of payment do you take?
We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover
and American Express.
What are the payments terms?
50 percent deposit at the time of the order.
In what format should I submit my logo?
For the purposes of embroidery, we prefer a JPG
at 300dpi. We can also accept TIFF, EPS, GIF and
PDF formats. For the purposes of screen printing
we need an EPS or Corel Draw files. We can not
use JPG, GIF, PDF or TIFF files for screen printing.
All files should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does the order process work?
King's customers email their logo to our attention
and select their garment type from one of our
online catalog (click here
to view our catalogs). We then put together
an e-proof for your approval. After approval,
the order is produced and shipped or picked up.
Can I order if I am not in the Bay Area?
Yes. We accept orders from all over the United
States and Canada.
Can I bring my own garments in for embroidery
Yes. However, quite often we can save you money
by purchasing the product for you because of our
volume discount with several vendors.
What types of garments produce the best embroidery
Button down shirts, jackets and bags will produce
crisp results for embroidery. Loose knit shirts
and caps can be difficult for small lettering
What kind of items can be embroidered?
The saying in our shop is, "If we can hoop it,
we can embroider it." Most soft items can be embroidered.
Call us with questions about your particular item
What is the set-up fee and what is it for?
A set-up fee is a one-time fee charged to set
up screens for screen printing or a computer file
to tell the embroidery machines what to do for
embroidery. Most items will require a set-up fee.
For screen printing this is to develop the film
screens used in the printing process. For embroidery,
this is payment for the time it takes to digitize
your logo, which means to put it in a format that
the embroidery machine can read.
How does pricing work for screen printing and
Screen printing is priced in the following way:
• Number of
garments being printed is by far the most important
• Number of colors
• Number of locations on the
• Number of screens required
to print the garment
Embroidery pricing is tied to the number of stitches.
A garment of 3,000 stitches is going to take much
less time on the embroidery machine then a design
of 50,000 stitches. Pricing is also dependent
on the number of garments embroidered. Colors
are not normally a pricing factor unless there
are more then five colors in the design.
What is applique and do you provide this service?
Applique is the type of work you see most often
on a college sweatshirt. It involves the laying
down of tackle twill letters and stitching around
those letters. It can be very difficult and expensive.
King's Uniforms is an expert in this type of
embroidery and currently has the best prices in
the industry for applique work.