Promotional clothing is a fantastic way to spread the message about your brand. Whether you’re looking for personalised t-shirts, custom hoodies or embroidered caps, clothing embossed with your logo will certainly help to raise your company’s profile and spread the message about your brand.

But, when ordering personalised clothing it can be tricky choosing which personalisation method you should opt for. Both have their benefits, but what’s best?

To help you choose between printed or embroidered garments, we’ve put together this handy guide so you can order your promotional clothing items with ease.

What’s the difference between print and embroidered clothing?

Printing is a technique where a pattern or logo is printed directly onto an item of clothing whereas embroidery is when your logo or design is sewn into the fabric.

The benefits of printed clothing

Great for intricate designs

If the artwork you want to use is hand drawn or has a lot of colour and detail then print is the best option for you. With print you can achieve high quality, intricate designs that will make your promotional clothing stand out from the crowd.

Perfect for large areas

If you want your clothing to really make a statement print is for you. Print is best suited for a logo that covers a large area, like the back of a promotional t-shirt, and is perfect for creating large, bright striking designs.

The benefits of embroidered clothing

Professional finish

Perfect for those looking to order work uniform, embroidered garments create a professional finish. Kit out your staff in a polo shirt with a logo embroidered on the chest for a unified, smart look or add your logo to corporate shirts to add the finishing touch to your team.

Highly durable

Embroidery is slightly more durable than print so is ideal if you are looking for personalised clothing that will last. It is also a great choice if the clothing you are buying is going to be worn and washed regularly, such as sports kit or work uniform.

So, what should you choose?

When buying promotional clothing you should consider the below 3 things:

  1. The purpose of your promotional clothing

  2. What your clothing is going to be used for

  3. The type of clothing you want to personalise

Remember, if you want your logo to be big and bold print is the best option for you. But, if you are looking for something a little smarter, we advise you opt for embroidery.

We hope this has made things clearer but if you still need help deciding which option to choose do get in touch and one of our experts will be on hand to help!