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 info@kembroidery.com.

How does the order process work?
King's customers email their logo to our attention at info@kembroidery.com 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 and printing?
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 results?
Button down shirts, jackets and bags will produce crisp results for embroidery. Loose knit shirts and caps can be difficult for small lettering and detail.

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 at 408-978-1488

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 embroidery?
Screen printing is priced in the following way:
  Number of garments being printed is by far the most important criteria
  Number of colors
  Number of locations on the shirt
  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.


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