Embroidery and Printing Services

Embroidery and Printing Services

Here are Stafford Industrial Supplies we offer in-house embroidery and printing services. Our state of the art machinery consists of a 4-head embroidery machine, a Roland printer and cutter, and a heat press. In this blog, we are going to walk you through the stages we take to ensure a good quality logo, so that you know what you can expect from these services.


the activity of decorating clothing with patterns or pictures sewn directly on the material.
(Definition of embroidery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

This process begins when an order is placed and we start by setting up your logo to be used on our embroidery machine.
To do this, we need a high-resolution copy of your logo (preferably in a PDF or EPS file format). Once set up is complete, you will receive a digital proof of how the design will look when embroidered. If required, we can also provide a physical sample of your embroidery for you to approve. We require your approval before we can make any embellishments on your garments. Your embroidery file will be saved to our embroidery database so it is ready and waiting for any future orders. Now, all that is left to do is select the correct threads to match the colours of your logo, and we are ready to embroider your garments.

Our state of the art machine boasts a speedy 950 stitches per minute. It can embroider up to four garments at one time. Because of this, we have a fast turnaround time on all orders that require embellishment.

Watch our Embroidery Video if you would like to see this process in action.

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the activity or business of producing writing or images on paper or other material with a machine
(Definition of printing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

There are a number of ways to print onto garments, but we take the heat transfer approach. This is where your logo is printed off and cut out on a machine, weeded, and then stuck onto the garment using a heat press. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

The first stage to securing a high-quality print is by receiving a high-resolution copy of your logo. A PDF or EPS file format works best. This is then entered onto a piece of software which talks to our printing machine. Once told to do so, the printer will print off and cut out your logo. If your logo consists of many colours, we will print your logo onto white material and the printer will use eco-friendly solvent ink to re-create your logo and then cut it out. If your logo consists of one block colour, we will use a roll of material that is the colour you require and the printer will cut out your logo. Once the cutting process has finished, your logo will be weeded to remove any unwanted parts of the material and then heat pressed onto your garment.

The heat press uses around 150°C of heat. This is hot enough to activate the adhesive on your logo that will secure it to your garment.

The Finishing Touch

Once your order is embellished, we take extra care to fold your garments, separating them by size and style for your convenience. They are then boxed up and made ready for delivery. We deliver to all local businesses using our own vehicles. We are able to supply the rest of UK mainland using our reliable couriers.

If you would like to know more about any of our services, please Contact Us.

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