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Embroidery Services

Embroidery provides the best finish and durability on garments and can be used on virtually and type of garment. Most commonly used on fleeces and accessories.

At UK Workwear we provide professional embroidery services to the public and trade. Our vast experience in the embroidery industry ensures that you will receive the best quality and finish on your embroidered workwear and uniforms.

For trade accounts, please contact us for further information. We operate 24 heads embroidery machines which means we are capable of high turnarounds.

Our Essex based embroidery plant is conveniently located to service clients in and around the London area. For clients further away, we can provide embroidery swatches and samples as required prior to making an order at a small additional carriage cost.

Embroidery Services

In-house round the clock production.
No minimum quantity.
No set-up fee on selected fonts.
Set-up fee of £20.00 for any orders under £200.00 . For orders over £200.00 the design set up fee is free !

What is the largest sewing area for an embroidered design?

We can embroider within an area up to 250 mm wide and 150 mm high.

How small can you make embroidered letters or words?

For best results, we recommend that embroidered text be a minimum of 5 mm in height. The quality of text degrades considerably when less than this height.

Are you able to colour match thread colours with my corporate colours?

We only use the highest quality German made Madeira threads. These industry leading threads along with our latest Happy embroidery machines mean you will get the highest quality finished garments. We are able to match PANTONE colours to Madeira threads.

Will I be able to see a embroidery sample sew-out before the design is embroidered to the garments?

Yes. We will be happy to send you a scan of the sew-out via email. Or, you can come into our showroom to view it. If necessary, we will make edits and send you another scan of the revision for your final approval.

Will my design look exactly like the artwork I send you when it is embroidered?

We make every effort to achieve an identical look to your artwork. However, small lettering may have to be increased in size or lay out order may possibly have to be altered to achieve lettering that will be legible enough to read.

What do you need from me in order to begin getting my logo digitised for embroidery?

We would prefer to receive vector artwork. Vector art is art made up of points, lines and curves and represented by mathematical equations as opposed to mapped pixels as in a raster or bitmap file. Vector art is resolution independent, meaning that it can be scaled to any size and retain its sharpness and detail at no loss in quality. Vector artwork would be helpful to the digitizer when planning out the best way to lay out your intended design. Make sure that all fonts are outlined, or inform us as to what the font names are. Other acceptable forms of artwork would be a scan or close up of a photo of an existing embroidery design, a .jpg or a .pdf file. The exact size of a pre-existing design would be helpful information.

What is digitising in respect to embroidery?

Embroidery Digitising is the process of taking any form of art work and transforming it into a language that the sewing machine will understand and sew onto your garment. Terms such as “tape” or “punch” are also used when referring to embroidery designs. This is because the old embroidery machines used punched paper tapes and a tape reader to operate. Today’s technology uses memory sticks to run computerised embroidery machinery. An embroidery tape/disk contains all the instructions, which, in turn, tells the embroidery machine what to stitch onto your garment.

How much will my design cost to set up for embroidery?

When you provide us with an acceptable art file, we could have your design quoted by our digitiser, based on what size you are looking for. Our custom design digitising is £25.00 regardless of design size. The size and the amount of fills in your design determines the stitch count, which then determines the final embroidery cost. Full back size designs are significantly higher in cost. An exact quote can be provided.

I have already had my design digitised and would like to use it for the order I place with you. Can I do that?

Yes, we use Happy embroidery machines that require a .dst (expanded) file in order to run your design. We can also work from emb file format.

How long will my garments take to be embroidered?

Our general production time to complete your order is 4 business days. But, lead times could vary throughout the year especially from May to September. Please contact us to discuss our the current production times and if you have a rush order.