Here’s a table of key performance charachteristics by thread types.
|Colorfastness||Colorfast, will not
fade, can be bleached.
|Some colors may bleed,
but rare. Possible fading over time.
|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.|