The clothing company Stitch Fix is transforming retail shopping by merging data and human touch. Its customers choose to keep, exchange or return items and can provide feedback that helps an algorithm and a stylist predict what they might like in future fixes. The system can have its drawbacks, however. One 35-year-old woman who asked that her name not be used to protect her job said she feels miffed when she gets preview suggestions that aren’t what she wants. Embroidery Stitch shop offers machine embroidery services on all kinds of items including aprons, bags, hats and more. Embroidery is ideal for items that will be worn frequently or that need to feature a logo or design. Embroidery can also be used to personalize corporate apparel, giftware and more. All embroidery is done on top quality name brand products. Other printing options include screen printing, permanent vinyl and sublimation. All are done in house. Call for a quote today! Screen Printing When it comes to printing your logo on apparel, there are a few different options. Screen printing, also known as silk screening, uses a technique of forcing ink through a mesh to apply your design onto a shirt or other garment. Screen printing is a great option for larger orders because it allows for a greater number of colors to be printed on the garments. However, it isn’t ideal for hats and jackets, which are best embroidered. We offer high-quality, name brand screen printing on a wide variety of apparel items for both individuals and large groups. Whether you’re looking for a t-shirt for your company outing or need a shirt with your club’s logo for the next event, our team is here to help you. We use top-of-the-line manufacturers such as Fruit of the Loom and Gilden to ensure quality. We can provide you with a variety of color options for your design, so let us help you find the perfect fit. Permanent Vinyl If you are looking to create a one of a kind piece or you want to make something that will last a long time, then our permanent vinyl is for you. It is great for clothing, home décor, crafts, school projects, signage, identification, mailboxes and recreational vehicles. Whenever you are sewing with vinyl, it is important to use a brand new sharp needle. You are puncturing plastic and a dull needle will affect timing and can lead to skipped stitches. Also, it is helpful to use clips to hold the vinyl together – clover clips or binder clips work well. This will help keep it from shifting while you are sewing. This will also prevent it from sticking to your machine’s throat plate. Lastly, practice on scraps to get your tension and stitch length right before you sew on your good fabric. Sublimation We offer sublimation services for all-over printed products like t-shirts and hoodies. Sublimation printing (or dye-sublimation) works by using digital printers to produce mirrored images on a transfer paper, which is then placed onto the product and exposed to high temperatures. The heat converts the ink from a solid into a gas state, where it permeates the fibers of the polyester fabric. Since the ink seeps into the fabric itself rather than being a layer on top, the prints are vibrant and long-lasting. They won’t peel, crack or fade, even after repeated washes. Dye-sublimation also allows us to print on a wide variety of hard-surfaced polyester products like mugs and coasters. The only drawback is that the dye-sublimation process only works with white or light-colored materials, like polyester and poly-cotton blends. But the bright side is, that opens up an entire world of possibilities for your customized merchandise!