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Printing vs. Embroidery

Creating eye-catching designs isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula. Depending on the product you’re working with and the desired aesthetic, you may need to switch between printing and embroidery. To help you determine which method is best for your current project, we’re covering the pros and cons of printing and embroidery. 

How To Choose The Right Embroidery Thread

Embroidery thread - the right embroidery thread - is a big part of getting the perfect final product. Once you’ve invested in a Melco Embroidery Machine, you’ll want to make sure that you’re committed to knowing about the right thread to use. Today, we’re going to discuss the different kinds of embroidery thread, weights, and some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Choosing the Right Embroidery Machine

Investing in a multi-head machine is a big decision. Purchasing the right technology can take your business to new heights and give you the stability to continue expanding your business. To help you get the most bang for your buck, we’re comparing conventional multi-head embroidery machines to the Melco Embroidery Network on a variety of factors.

Melco Sponsors JDRF One Walk Team!

Melco is proud to participate and sponsor a team for the 2019 JDRF One Walk at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near Denver, Colorado. JDRF was established to help fight Type 1 Diabetes, a disease that affects about 1.25 million Americans. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and help fund research for prevention and a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. 

Did You Know…? Melco is a Roland Dealer!

As a screen printing or other apparel decoration business owner, it is very likely that at some point, you’ve had a customer request that you could not fulfill in-house. Maybe it was somebody looking for embroidered hats, or a little league coach requesting a small print order of 2 dozen dry-fit jerseys for his team. Chances are, you had to either refer that business to someone else, or outsource it, taking a big chunk out of any potential profit for the sale.

EMT16 PLUS—THE Commercial Embroidery Machine for Hats

Baseball-style hats are a classic look. Though many variations exist, and trends come and go, one thing remains true—they are as popular in fashion, sportswear, casual wear, promotional products, workwear, and teamwear as ever! For embroidery business owners, this means it is absolutely necessary to invest in embroidery machines that are capable of producing quality embroidery on hats in a commercial embroidery environment.

When Apparel Decoration Technologies Collide: Combine Embroidery with Print to Bring a New and Fun Application to Your Business!

If appliqué or sportswear are part of your business now, or could be in the future, then this article is for you! Traditional appliqué techniques using tackle twill or other material is a classic, time-honored approach. HOWEVER, with Melco technology, you can grow beyond traditional applications, and add printed graphics to your appliqué designs. See this technology in action at the Boston Showcase June 21–22.

Advantages of Mixed-Media Production with Embroidery & Print

It is common for a retail clothing business to use either embroidery or print to create team wear, workwear, souvenirs, and personalized products for their customers. However, advances in technology have made it possible to combine production techniques. Now, you can add embroidery to print designs, using laser alignment technology. Create decorated apparel in ways not possible before!
 

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