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One of the newest strings to our bow, Puff Embroidery otherwise known 3D Embroidery is fast becoming a popular choice for a lot of our clients.
If you’ve not already heard of Puff embroidery also known as 3D Embroidery. It’s a technique, which allows you to raise the surface of your designs, making them essentially three-dimensional. 3D Foam can give your designs a complete creative boost, transforming them completely. However some parts of the technique may be a little tricky so not all designs are possible. Size and design are critical when making sure you get the best effect for Puff Embroidery.
Puff embroidery is a technique where foam is inserted under the top stitch to raise the surface, giving a three-dimensional look to your embroidery designs. The 3D foam effect is commonly used on garments that don’t require much washing. Apparel like caps, jackets and other outerwear are pieces that are best suited for this technique.
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF WHEN ATTEMPTING TO USE 3D FOAM:
Typically the design plays a huge part, if the design is too intricate, small or design is too closely spaced the design will not work. If the design is too thick the thread will not have the best coverage over the foam base.
Foam colour is also important: it is best to use the same colour as your top thread as any excess foam would be less visible.
Subject matter is also important: 3D foam works best with satin stitching. If the object you want to raise can’t be digitized in satin, then you shouldn’t use foam. Carefully select the right garments for these types of embroidery, they work best and last much longer on items which are typically washed.
WHY IS THE 3D FOAM TECHNIQUE DIFFERENT?
The 3D foam technique is different to standard flat embroidery in the following ways:
Capping – Where the top stitch is not covering the foam, a separate object is created to cap the corners usually running in a perpendicular direction.
Securing stitches – These are needed to hold two objects together.
Stitch density – Spacing between penetrations needs to be denser to help cut and cover the excess foam
Top thread tension – This is usually loose when stitching a foam design.
Fonts and basic shapes are commonly used. More Pull Compensation is needed for the thickness of the foam.
IS 3D EMBROIDERY EXPENSIVE?
Depends on the size and detail of the design. Not all designs can be done in 3D Embroidery, its always best to check first.
IS THERE A MINIMUM ORDER?
We run single units or in multiples of 8 but pricing does vary with quantities pieces for 3D Embroidery
CAN YOU CHANGE COLOURS?
Yes you can change colours but there is fee for the change and there must be changes in multiples of 4
DO YOU SAMPLE?
Yes we can although we would have to charge the digitising fee upfront (£25 per design). Check out our shop, we have sample packs on there for the Flexfit classic snapback and the retro trucker.
WHAT’S THE TURN AROUND TIME?
Standard turn around times can be up to 14 working days from approving your digital copy. But it really depends on seasons and order quantities.
HOW DO I GET A QUOTE
Send all artwork over to and the garments you’d like and we can price from there.
WHAT'S THE MAXIMUM SIZE FOR EMBROIDERY?
Take a look at our image below.
The Experts At Embroidery
Woven Inc. Ltd has mountains of experience when it comes to embroidery and we only use the best machines for the job. BUT without our in house expert digitizing team we wouldn’t be anything. Our embroidery is some of the best around; just see what we have produced for our clients.
We have a total of 20 state of the art multi head machines, which have the capability to produce approximately 50,000 items of embroidered clothing per week. Logos can be added to most garments, if you’re stuck or need help with embroidered clothing please don’t hesitate to contact one our experts and they will be more than happy to run through everything with you.
USE OUR EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
We can advise what will and will not work and which garments will ultimately produce the best finish for you. Digitising is the most important part of the embroidery process; it’s the process that converts your image into a set of co-ordinates and references thread colour’s in your design. Which when followed will produce your beautiful work onto the garment of your choice.
There is a fee involved in Digitising, but you’re only charged this fee once, for repeat orders you will not be charged this fee.
You will be given a unique code, which will refer to each logo; size and colour so you have complete consistency through all your orders.
We Use the Finest Threads In The Business
We use only the best threads available and in our experience there’s no better than Madeira Threads. Threads cannot be pantone referenced but we can get a match as close as possible. So if you have print and embroidery on your jobs we can match as best as possible however please note thread and print references may not be exact match. Our team have the best knowledge and skills to make sure the correct thread is used just for your order.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MADEIRA THREADS.
Madeira’s head office is in Freiburg, in south west Germany, where the company was founded by the grandfather of the current owners, almost ninety years ago. Madeira UK was one of the first Madeira daughter companies when it was established in 1983. It is now one of seventeen Madeira companies worldwide, alongside the many global agents and distributors.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside in Melmerby near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, Madeira UK has the added advantage of being two minutes from the centre of the A1M major trunk road system, leading from London to Edinburgh and linking with strategic east to west routes. International airports, major train routes and even docks are around one hour away, so receipt of stock and dispatch to customer premises is always speedy and efficient.
The modern warehouse at Madeira UK holds embroidery and sewing threads produced by the parent company, together with accessories such as needles, toppings and backings, scissors, felts, sprays and prewound bobbins from quality suppliers worldwide.