Custom Wholesale Embroidery

Embroidered Branded Merchandise Los Angeles

MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS FOR EMBROIDERY

APPAREL + ACCESSORIES

DTLA Print makes it easy for you to order custom embroidered merchandise for your business or brand. Our personal account reps walk you through each step of your order from choosing the best products, placing your artwork, choosing thread colors, and personally watch over your production each step of the way.

We offer custom embroidered caps, jackets, polos, t-shirts, hats, uniforms, and bags. Seasonal specialty items such as winter coats and parkas are available upon request as well. As a top custom embroidery shop in Los Angeles year after year we strive to grow as a company as well as individuals to earn your business.

Rush Embroidery Options are available depending on the size and complexity of your order as well as the requested turn around times. Our account reps are on stand by Monday – Friday 9 am to 5:30 pm PST to help with any last minute rush requests.

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Short Sleeves

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Polo Shirts

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Hoodies

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Jackets /
Wind Breakers

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Long Sleeves

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Beanies

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Hats

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Bags + Accessories

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY

Embroidery

There are many wholesale and large volume discounts offered to our B2B customers looking for custom promotional embroidered apparel and accessories for promotional use, giveaways, corporate gifts.

SPECIALTY EMBROIDERY

DTLA Print is a top rated provider of unique, high-quality corporate branded apparel & accessories. We take the brands you love and embroider your logo on it making it truly a one of a kind customizable embroidered gift you will be proud to present and wear. Specialty embroidery techniques such as 3D Puff, and specialty neon and metallic threads allow you to stand out even further from the competition. Ask your rep for applique options as well as a quick and more cost effective option compared to traditional embroidery.

3D / Puff

3D puff embroidery is a technique where foam is inserted under your artwork to raise your design and give a 3 dimensional effect to your embroidery designs.

Neon

Embroidery with Neon threads is exactly like normal embroidery although the threads are dyed with high sheen polyester dyes. Color options are limited to standard neon colors.

Metallic

Metallic thread is created with fine metallic particles providing a unique shine to your designs. The most popular colors are gold, silver, copper, rose gold, and bronze.

HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS

THE DTLA PRINT DIFFERENCE

DEDICATED REPS

Each account receives a dedicated rep who can be reached face to face by phone or via e-mail.

LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

We value all of our clients and aim to solidify long lasting & mutually beneficial relationships.

WE DON'T COOKIE CUT

Each project is unique and requires it‘s own process. Depending on the desired product we will customize the inks and process for each order.

WE STAND BEHIND OUR WORK

Our main goal is to provide peace of mind so you can relax and have confidence that your job will come out exactly as you had imagined.
Hundreds of Embroidery Colors

Thread Colors

Give your designs a creative boost with close to a 1,000 different thread colors to customize your branded merchandise and apparel. This helps brands achieve more true to color branding and logo/artwork requirements. No need to settle for “good enough” thread colors when it comes to your brand colors.

Embroidery Stitch Count

We’ve created this guide to assist you in estimating the number of stitches your design will require. Please note these are all approximations to provide an idea based on the line weight and size of your design. We are only able to receive exact stitch counts after a design has been digitized.

STITCH ESTIMATE GRID

Shown here is a 4” x 4” grid broken down in 0.25” squares. Each 0.25” block is approximately 65 stitches if filled in completely. Each 1” (or sixteen 0.25” blocks) would be approximately 1,000 stitches if completely filled in. Completely filled in means there is no negative space remaining and your design takes up the whole area. If a 1” block is only half or 50% filled in then it would only require approximately 500 stitches.

We understand this might be confusing, your personal account reps are available to walk to you through this stitch count estimator as well.

STITCH ESTIMATE W/O GRID

An approximation of stitches can be found with this equation:

Multiply Width x Height x 1,000 = Total Approx. Stitches.
Example: 1.5” W x 2” H Logo (1.5 x 2 x 1,000 = 3,000).
This logo would have approximately 3,000 stitches.

STITCH COUNT TIPS

  • Each letter at 0.25” in height = approximately 100 stitches.
    Letters should be no smaller than 0.25” for optimum clarity.
  • If logo has a drop shadow, add 200 stitches per inch.
    Remember this rule of thumb: drop shadows are usually equal to two times the number of stitches for each letter with a drop shadow.
  • There may be other factors that affect your stitch count, such as fabric type, color or intricacies of your logo.
  • Left chest designs tend to be no more than 3.5” square.
  • Hat designs can be no more than 2.25” in height.
  • If parts of the design go outside the grid box, figure the percentage of the fill and add it to your total stitch estimation. In other words, if your extra box is only half full, add 250 stitches to your final estimate.
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DIGITIZING + PHOTO SAMPLE

FOR ALL MIN. ORDERS!

Embroidery Tips & Guides

Avoid using very small letters because the embroidered text might not be legible.
Keep the text at least 0.25” in height and at least 0.05” thick.

The minimum recommended line thickness for the regular satin stitch is 0.05”.
For thinner lines we’ll use run stitch (a single line of stitches).

You can measure the text in Illustrator either by using the measuring tool, or by converting the font point size to inches. You can do this by going to:

File > Preferences > Units > General > Inches

0.25” is equivalent to approximately 36pt, and the letters will also have the necessary thickness. But this depends on the font.
We recommend using simple fonts.

Graphics that cover a large part of the embroidery area will likely exceed the maximum stitch count of 15,000. Remove all backgrounds from your files to make sure they don’t exceed this count.

If you’d like to keep the background, we’ll have to reduce the size of the graphic by up to 50%.

Negative spaces are empty spaces or “holes” in the artwork – the fabric showing through the design (don’t mix it up with transparent backgrounds, which is acceptable). This can cause several problems.

Avoid these issues by filling the negative spaces with another color.

Photos
It’s not possible to embroider photographic images as they are. Photographic images have to be recreated to include solid shapes and colors.

Gradients
We can only embroider solid shapes and colors. Gradients won’t work because we can’t transition from one color thread to another.
You’ll have to convert gradients to a one color graphic, and split multiple color graphics with gradients into solid colors.

Distressed / Textured Graphics
With distressed or textured graphics many details might be lost during embroidery depending on the texture size. For these files, we’ll only be able to use flat embroidery, and extremely thin parts are likely to be run stitched.

Use bold shapes and text. Graphics that don’t meet the minimum object thickness will not be possible to embroider in 3D puff. Some fonts like calligraphy simply won’t work for 3D puff.

Text Size

Avoid using very small letters because the embroidered text might not be legible.
Keep the text at least 0.25” in height and at least 0.05” thick.

The minimum recommended line thickness for the regular satin stitch is 0.05”.
For thinner lines we’ll use run stitch (a single line of stitches).

You can measure the text in Illustrator either by using the measuring tool, or by converting the font point size to inches. You can do this by going to:

File > Preferences > Units > General > Inches

0.25” is equivalent to approximately 36pt, and the letters will also have the necessary thickness. But this depends on the font.
We recommend using simple fonts.

Backgrounds

Graphics that cover a large part of the embroidery area will likely exceed the maximum stitch count of 15,000. Remove all backgrounds from your files to make sure they don’t exceed this count.

If you’d like to keep the background, we’ll have to reduce the size of the graphic by up to 50%.

Negative spaces are empty spaces or “holes” in the artwork – the fabric showing through the design (don’t mix it up with transparent backgrounds, which is acceptable). This can cause several problems.

Avoid these issues by filling the negative spaces with another color.

Artwork / Graphics

Photos
It’s not possible to embroider photographic images as they are. Photographic images have to be recreated to include solid shapes and colors.

Gradients
We can only embroider solid shapes and colors. Gradients won’t work because we can’t transition from one color thread to another.
You’ll have to convert gradients to a one color graphic, and split multiple color graphics with gradients into solid colors.

Distressed / Textured Graphics
With distressed or textured graphics many details might be lost during embroidery depending on the texture size. For these files, we’ll only be able to use flat embroidery, and extremely thin parts are likely to be run stitched.

3D / Puff

Use bold shapes and text. Graphics that don’t meet the minimum object thickness will not be possible to embroider in 3D puff. Some fonts like calligraphy simply won’t work for 3D puff.

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Embroidery on
Tote Bags

-Max Size: 10″ W or depending on the size of the bag
-Locations: Center of the bag. About 2.5″ away from any corner.
-3D: Yes it is available for tote bags
-Minimum Size: 0.25″ H for lettering.

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Embroidery on
Shirts / Polos

-Standard Size: 4.5″ W but larger can be requested. Minimum size is 0.25″ H.
-Embroidery Locations: Left/Right Chest, Sleeves, Back, Back underneath collar. Please contact us for any special locations.
-3D: Not common on polo/t-shirts but possible.

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Embroidery on
Hoodies

-Standard Size: 4.5″ W but larger can be requested. Minimum size is 0.25″ H.
-Embroidery Locations: Left/Right Chest, Sleeves, Back, Back underneath collar. Top of hood standard size of 4.75″ W. Please contact us for any special locations.
-3D: Not common on hoodies but possible.

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Embroidery on
Jackets / Wind Breakers

-Standard Size: 4.5″ W but larger can be requested. Minimum size is 0.25″ H.
-Embroidery Locations: Left/Right Chest, Sleeves, Back, Back underneath collar. Please contact us for any special locations.
-3D: Not common on jackets but possible.

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Embroidery on
Hats

-Max Size: 2.5″ H x 6.0″ W
-Minimum Text Size: 0.25″ H
-3D: Yes it is available for hats.
-Side logo: 3.5″ W is standard any larger might affect product. Please contact us for larger sizes.
-Back Logos: 3.75″ W is standard, can also be arched.
-Hat Brim: No embroidery can be done if the hat is already structured.

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Embroidery on
Beanies

-Max Size: 2.75″ height x 6.0″ wide
-Minimum Size for lettering: 0.25″ height
-3D: Yes it is available for beanies.
-Side logo: 4.5″ wide is standard any larger might affect product.
-Back Logos: 4.5″ wide is standard, also can be arched or straight.
-Side and Back: Logos can be larger if requested, please contact us.

  • Front embroidery: 5″ W x 1.75″ H

  • Front embroidery: 5.5″ W x 2″ H
  • Side/back embroidery: 2″ W x 1″ H
  • Low-Profile Hats:
  • Front embroidery: 4″ W x 1.75″ H

  • Front embroidery: 4″ W x 1″ H

  • Front embroidery: 5.5″ W x 2″ H

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  1. Use solid shapes only
    Do not include photographic imagery: no gradients, no blends.
  2. Use solid colors only
    Use only solid colors. Maximum of 2 colors for 3D Puff, 4 colors for Flat embroidery, and 6 for Partial 3D Puff (Flat embroidery and 3D Puff used in one design).
  3. Outline your fonts
    All fonts in the embroidery files should be converted to outlines so you don’t have to send over the font files.
  4. Font and detail size
    Fonts and details in Flat embroidery should be a minimum of 0.3” high for upper case letters and 0.25” for lower case letters.
    For 3D Puff, the minimum height for letters is 0.75”.
    For side logos, there’s a maximum of 10 characters per 2” line.
  5. Object thickness
    For Flat embroidery, the minimum thickness for shapes is 0.05”, the maximum thickness: 0.5”.
    For 3D Puff, the minimum thickness for shapes is 0.2”, the maximum thickness: 0.5”. There’s a minimum of 0.05” spacing between 3D objects.
    If you want to outline objects with a different color, the line thickness must be between 0.05” and 0.5”.
  6. Background
    Background color must be transparent.
  7. File formats
    Vector graphics files (AI, PDF, EPS) are highly recommended. If you don’t have vector files available, raster graphics (PNG) can be used as well if the resolution is at least 300 dpi. We don’t accept embroidery file types you have digitized yourself.
EASY TO ORDER

EMBROIDERY ORDER PROCESS

We believe in the power of simplicity and aim to create an ordering process that is quick, effortless, yet highly effective for customizing branded products. Our account reps walk you through each step of the way guiding and overseeing your production from start to finish. Sign up for an account today and a rep will be in touch to get started within 24-48 hours. Our headquarters in Los Angeles, CA can be visited by appointment.

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ORDER

  • Select Garment To Print
  • Create Your Own Mockup
  • Upload Artwork File(s)
  • Send To Rep
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EMBROIDER

  • Submitted Artwork Is Reviewed By Your Rep
  • Your Artwork Is Approved Based On
    Placement and Resolution
  • Once Approved, We’ll Begin
    Printing Your Order
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SHIP

  • Your Order Will Be Ready For Pick-Up
    Within 3 Business Days
  • We Can Also Ship Orders Worldwide
Receive
Full Order Proofs
And Eliminate Errors.
READY? START YOUR PROJECT!

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