Logo & Text Embroidery
Our website includes self-service features that allow you to easily add an embroidered logo and text embroidery to most products. See our Embroidery Guide for a step-by-step tutorial on how to use these features. We have extensive production capabilities for embroidery so regardless of the size of your order we can process it quickly (normal processing times for embroidery orders is 5-10 business days). If you have any questions, please send us an email from our Contact Us page.
Please note that garments with embroidery or customizing options cannot be returned/exchanged unless defective. Proof your order carefully before submitting.
Logo vs. Text. What's The Difference?
What we refer to as a ‘logo’ in our industry - is a design where we create a digitized file that can be read by an embroidery machine. A logo can be a graphic, text or a combination of both (your company logo with the name beneath it for example). It can also be text alone. The elements included in the design are not important, all the elements of the design are treated as one logo. Please note that any design that includes a graphic must be setup as a logo.
Text embroidery is just that, the text is entered directly into the embroidery system, font, size, and thread color are selected and the machine stitches it. This can be used for company names but more commonly for position titles, department names, employee names etc.
When To Setup Text Embroidery As A Logo
There is a point when you should consider submitting the text you want embroidered as a logo because the cost is lower to treat it as a logo. This applies to orders when you are using the exact same text on multiple garments. Please note that you cannot submit personal names to be treated as a logo unless the name is the only thing being embroidered on your garments. It can vary depending on the number and size of letters you are embroidering but here are the general guidelines for quantities where treating text embroidery as a logo may be less expensive. Pricing is shown below but if you would like to check on this before placing your order, please send us an email via the form on our Contact Us page. Please include the number of garments and the text including font size and color you would like embroidered on them and we can confirm for you. These are estimates and are subject to change without notice.
1 line of text (same on all garments): 144 pieces
2 lines of text (same on all garments, both lines in same location): 7 pieces
3 lines of text (same on all garments, all lines in same location): 5 pieces
What We Need To Create A Logo
All we need to create your logo is a reasonably high-quality picture (not a photo) which you will upload to our site. Regarding quality, logos you see used on websites are generally high enough quality whereas a cellphone pic of a business card logo is not. The process of creating your logo simply takes the picture you provide and creates a file that embroidery equipment can read to reproduce it. The higher the quality of the picture you upload, the higher the quality of the embroidered logo. Please note that we do not offer graphic design services so the picture you provide must be exactly what you want embroidered (you can't upload a picture and ask us to add, change or remove anything from that picture). To submit text as a logo, simply upload a picture showing the text exactly how you would like it to appear, the same way that you would upload any other design. Please make sure your picture is large enough for us to see detail clearly (at least 2"). In the event the picture you upload is not suitable for this purpose; we will contact you.
After uploading your logo, we will prepare a quote which specifies the number of stitches in the design, dimension and the setup fee. We will send you an email with directions on how to view the quote. After you approve the quote, we then create your logo, you approve it, and your logo is ready to use. The general time frame for this process is 3-5 business days.
What Products Can Be Embroidered
The short answer is that we can embroider virtually any product using both logos and text. With than being said, the self-service features on our site are activated only on products where there are no minimum order requirements or special handling requirements. Most shirts, tops, hats, aprons vests and outwear all have the logo feature available, the text embroidery feature is more limited. If you see the ADD LOGO button and/or the ADD TEXT button on a product page above the ADD TO CART button, then those self-service options are available for that product. There is nothing else to verify, if you see the buttons, you can add logo and/or text embroidery yourself with no minimum order requirements.
If you see a product on our site that doesn't show either or both buttons it is because that item requires some special handling or has a specific limitation regarding embroidery. If you are interested in embroidery on one of these products, please send us an email via the form on our Contact Us page with the product item number and the quantity you are interested in purchasing (there is a minimum requirement starting at 36 pieces for items that require special handling). We will contact you promptly to discuss your needs.
Pricing For Logo Embroidery
There are 2 components to logo embroidery pricing, there is a setup fee to create your logo and then the charge to apply your logo to garments.
Setup fee: This setup fee is a one-time charge to create a digital embroidery file of your logo (the file used by embroidery equipment) and create a stitched sample for your approval. The fee includes as many reasonable revisions/corrections that may be necessary to get the original logo design to your liking but does not cover changes to the original size or design. Please note that all embroidery files remain the property of RLP UNIFORM as they can only be guaranteed when stitched by our company. This fee is non-refundable should you later decide to not order garments. The fee is based on the number of stitches in the design, the average fee is $35.00 - $50.00 per logo.
Application fee: This is the charge to stitch the garments on your order. Embroidery is a time-consuming & labor-intensive process. Machine setup, unfolding clothing, setting on equipment, refolding and repacking etc. all are part of the embroidery process - accordingly the application fee prices vary depending on 3 factors; the number of stitches in the logo, the number of garments being embroidered & the type of garment. Our system calculates the correct price based on these factors, you can see the unit price in your shopping cart. Below find the current pricing for logo embroidery. This is Level 1 pricing which applies to orders for most garments (please see below for more information).
Quantity / Price breaks: The quantity levels shown apply to the total number of garments using the same logo on the same order. It doesn't have to be the same garment, just the total number of garments for any single logo matters. Please note that historically, most embroidery orders we receive are for at least 24 pieces. As you can see from the above list, pricing is significantly higher in the 1-5 piece range (very few orders are placed in this range).
Stitch count: This is the number of stitches in your logo, we use 3 different levels. Stitch count relates to size & density of the stitching (stitching a solid rectangle requires more stitches and time to stitch than an outline of a rectangle). Pricing shown above is for logos in the 1-8,000 stitch range (approximately 95% of the logos we see are in that range).
- 1-8000 Stitches (Shown above)
- 8,001-12,000 Stitches (Add $1.00 to prices shown for 6-500+ pieces. $2.00 for 1-5 pieces)
- 12,001 to 16,000 Stitches (Add $2.00 to prices shown for 6-500+ pieces. $4.00 for 1-5 pieces)
Price levels: Certain garments require special handling; accordingly, we separate garments into 4 different levels which are priced differently. The pricing shown above is for 'Level 1' which comprises most orders placed for embroidery.
- Level 1: Includes most Shirts, Hats, Aprons, Sweaters, Vests (Shown above)
- Level 2: Includes Polar-fleece outerwear, Sweatshirts, Jackets (Add $1.25 to prices shown)
- Level 3: Includes Suit coats, Blazers, 3-in-1 Jackets (Add $4.75 to prices shown)
- Level 4: Includes Bags, Canvas/Duck fabric items (Additional charge ranges from $4.25 to $17.25 above prices shown depending on quantity, specific product and stitch count)
Pricing For Text Embroidery
There are no setup fees for text embroidery. The current application fee is $7.50 per line for Level 1 garments. This price level applies for most garments (please see below for more information). Our system calculates the correct price, you can see the unit price in your shopping cart.
Price levels: Certain garments require special handling; accordingly, we separate garments into 4 different levels which are priced differently. The price shown above is for 'Level 1' which comprises most orders placed for embroidery.
- Level 1: Includes most Shirts, Hats, Aprons, Sweaters, Vests (Shown above)
- Level 2: Includes Polar-fleece outerwear, Sweatshirts, Jackets (Add $1.00 to price shown)
- Level 3: Includes Suit coats, Blazers, 3-in-1 Jackets (Add $5.00 to price shown)
- Level 4: Includes Bags, Canvas/Duck fabric items (Add $9.00 to price shown)