Archive for July, 2010

Office Depot selects Say it in Stitches

Friday, July 30th, 2010
National custom embroiderer inks deal to provide embroidery for corporate and client products

 (July 27, 2010) – Say it in Stitches (www.sayitinstitches.com), a premier full-service contract embroidery and digitizing services company, has been selected by Office Depot to provide contract embroidery services for branded apparel and accessories. Through the partnership, Say it in Stitches will embroider shirts, hats and other accessories to fulfill Office Depot’s internal needs as well as for the company’s clients served through the Copy & Print Depot group.
“We’re proud to secure this partnership with Office Depot in the Southeast, especially because we know by way of the thorough benchmarking process that they value quality vendors,” said Alex Fernandez, CEO of Say it in Stitches (SIIS).

After initial testing to showcase its embroidery quality, Say it in Stitches began work on branded items associated with Office Depot’s corporate NASCAR sponsorship, and will continue to provide services for other corporate needs. In addition, Office Depot’s “Copy & Print Depot” group, which offers custom promotional products for clients, will utilize Say it in Stitches for embroidery services on products it sells to Office Depot clients.

For more than 15 years, Say it in Stitches has digitized a multitude of logos under license and produced decorated apparel for many licensed brands.

 

Thread types and performance

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Here’s a table of key performance charachteristics by thread types. 

  Polyester Rayon  
Colorfastness Colorfast, will not

fade, can be bleached.

Some colors may bleed,

but rare.  Possible fading over time.

Strength &

Durability

Stronger and more durable

than Rayon thread.  Can be run at higher embroidery machine speeds.

Less durable than polyester, but may

create less wear and tear on machines.

Cost Less expensive than Rayon thread. Slightly more expensive than polyester,

although cost per garment difference is minimal.

Elasticity/Stretch More elastic than Rayon. 

Not as good for embroidering intricate details.

Less elastic, ideal for sewing small details on embroidery designs.
Sheen Less lustrous than Rayon, although improvements have been made. More lustrous than polyester.

POLYESTER VS. RAYON THREAD

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Embroidery threads are generally made from Rayon, polyester, cotton, or silk, although most commercial embroiderers use either Rayon or polyester.  While there are some clear advantages and disadvantages to each material, the differences have diminished over time as material and thread production technology has improved.  Check back in a few days for a chart explaining the differences.