Custom Embroidery on Hats, Bags, Shirts & More

Embroidery is the process of stitching thread into a garment or accessory. It’s one of the oldest forms of decorating clothing, with some examples dating back even 30,000 years! While the art of hand embroidery is still going strong, today’s commercial embroidery offers many customization options that can be quickly manufactured and produced at a large scale. With the convenience of modern production technology, embroidery can easily give your project a touch of professionalism and quality craftsmanship.

Embroidery is done in five steps:

  1. Digitize the design: We translate your design into a digital image that maps out each stitch. We provide you with a digital proof so you can see exactly how it will appear on garments.
  2. Thread and machine setup: We chose threads to match your design’s colors and load the digital file into the embroidery machine. This tells the machine exactly what to sew where.
  3. Prep garments: We prepare each individual garment for the machine with a process called “hooping.” This ensures that each piece is properly embroidered in the right place and position.
  4. Stitching: Once your design is properly digitized, the machine is threaded with the correct colors, and hooped garments are placed, it will begin stitching at the push of a button.  Production times can vary based on the number of stitches and the complexity of the design.
  5. Trim and finish: Once the machine finishes its run, our technicians trim any stray threads and review each piece to ensure it meets our rigorous quality standards

Ideal for hats, polos, jackets, and other sturdy materials, embroidering a logo gives it a professional look with texture and depth. Most of all, it adds a touch of class and value, sending the message that your brand is worth it.

Low minimums Requires fee for digitizing
Ideal for hats, bags, jackets, and other sturdy materials Not recommended for designs with fine detail or thin line work
Higher perceived value Cannot match 100% of PMS colors (limited to Madeira’s thread colors)
Extremely durable Large designs (high stitch count) can be expensive

Embroidery Types

Whatever your needs are, we’re here to guide you through all the options and advise you on the choices that will meet your goals. Options include:


Our standard turnaround for embroidery orders is 15 business days (approx. 3 weeks, excluding holidays).

Expedited orders may be available for an additional fee, depending on our availability and the scope of your order. Please contact us directly if you need to meet a specific deadline.


When it comes to pricing your embroidery job, we stick to the basics:

    • Quantity: How many pieces would you like to order? We have price breaks at quantities of 36, 72, 144, 216, 360, and 576. Have an order over 576 pieces? Contact us directly and we will determine special pricing.
    • Embroidery Type: Specialty embroidery types (like puff or tackle twill, for example) will generally have a higher cost than standard embroidery.
    • Stitch Count: The amount of stitches needed to embroider a design is known as the stitch count. This varies from design to design, depending on the design itself and the size at which it will be embroidered. The exact stitch count is not determined until the design is digitized, but our experienced team is great at estimating a general range for quoting purposes.

Artwork Specifications

The digitizing process for embroidery jobs requires vectored artwork. Vectors (.ai, .eps, .svg) allow your image to scale infinitely without taking a hit on quality. If your design isn’t in the vector format, no need to worry, our design team will happily assist you!

Things to Avoid

    • Small Fonts: Text should be no smaller than 0.25” or there may be quality loss
    • Fine Lines/Details: Embroidered logos are typically small, so fine details and line work can be lost
    • Gradients/Halftones: If your logo contains either, we can create a solid version or use an alternate decoration method

Unique Embroidery For Apparel in Philadelphia, PA

Press & Release Printing offers the best custom embroidery services in Philadelphia. We can take your company logo or customized design and bring it to life on the garment of your choice.

What type of apparel is ideal for embroidery services?

Apparel embroidery is ideal for sturdier materials like hats, jackets, and bags, but can done on just about any garment. Embroidery is often chosen because of the low minimums, great durability, higher perceived value, and overall uniqueness.

Why should I consider embroidery?

Custom embroidery services are a great benefit to small businesses and nonprofits in Philadelphia, PA, and the Philadelphia area. Many companies find hat embroidery and other apparel embroidery to be great for employee uniforms. Not only do uniforms unite your staff, they allow employees to proudly display your company’s logo or message to anyone they encounter.

Embroidered apparel such as t-shirts, hats, jackets, and bags are also great for resale. These items typically command a higher price than items customized with an alternate method. If your company is looking for an additional revenue stream, embroidered apparel and accessories are great options. No matter your use, embroidery is a great way to get your business’ or organization’s name seen in Philadelphia and beyond.

What types of embroidery are used to customize apparel?

At Press & Release Printing, apparel can be customized to fit your needs. We can confidently take your logo or design and bring it to life on the garment of your choice. Next to t shirt printing, hat embroidery is among our most popular services in Philadelphia.

Since no two projects are the same, we offer four primary embroidery services: standard embroidery, puff/3D, tackle twill, and patch application. To learn more about these types of custom embroidery or find out which embroidery method is right for you, please reach out to us today.

What are the benefits of apparel embroidery?

Many companies and organizations in the Philadelphia area can benefit from our apparel embroidery. A well done embroidered design will make a great impression. For a professional look, we suggest embroidery for work uniforms, team shirts, school uniforms, and more. We can do anything from jackets, to t-shirts, to hat embroidery to make your logo stand out.

If you’re interested in embroidery services for your business or organization in Philadelphia, PA, get in touch with Press & Release Printing today. We can elevate your business or brand with durable, unique, and stylish embroidered garments. Our custom embroidery services will be sure to make a lasting impression. If you’re in Philadelphia or the surrounding area, and you’re interested in embroidery services, please reach out today. We look forward to working with you!

The Best Embroidery Services in Philadelphia, PA

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If you’re looking for custom embroidery in the Philadelphia area, then you should turn to us. Press and Release offer various ways to customize apparel and accessories. That includes embroidery. Here’s what you need to know about our embroidery in Philadelphia.

Experience High-Quality Embroidery on All of Your Products

There’s a reason that people love to embroider clothes, bags, and other items. It looks incredible. Hand-stitching clothes is something as old as human life itself. For centuries, we’ve been decorating our clothes by stitching various colors through it. Today, we can do it a lot faster thanks to sewing machines and embroidering machines.

Yet just because it’s commercialized doesn’t mean it loses its quality. It all depends on who you use for your hat embroidery in Philadelphia, PA. By choosing us, you can be sure that you’re going to receive high-quality products. Our technicians in Philadelphia, PA carefully check through each order to ensure the lines are perfect and any stray strands are removed.

Whether you’re making a custom piece for yourself or your customers, you can rely on our experience and quality every time.

Order your product today in Philadelphia, PA.

What Kinds of Apparel Embroidery Do We Offer?

  • PUFF/3D

Custom Embroidery Services in Bensalem, PA

Not only do we serve the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, our embroidery services are also available to customers in Bensalem, PA. Embroidery is old as time, a tried and true form of art that we want to share with you. Whether it’s jacket embroidery, hat embroidery, or something else, we can make it happen. We love a good challenge, so send us your ideas for your Philadelphia or Bensalem, PA business today and we’ll show you what we can do.

Bensalem, PA and Philadelphia, PA businesses know that they can rely on us for high quality embroidery that can’t be found anywhere else in Pennsylvania.  Press and Release has been helping Pennsylvania companies since 2012. How have we stayed in business for almost a decade? Contact us today with your design ideas and see for yourself.