Custom Puff 3D Embroidery or Raised Cap Embroidery
Puff 3D cap embroidery uses a foam base to achieve an three dimensional effect. The foam comes in black & white with two widths 2mm and 3mm to accommodate various products. Raised 3D cap embroidery requires the thread or stitch count to double, so that the foam will not be exposed through the thread.
3D cap embroidery works best with block or large round shaped letters. Artwork for puff embroidery should have slighty rounded corners so that the needle perforates the corners of the design and covers the foam completely making your design come alive.
Good spacing between letters or shapes is also required with puff as the foam causes the shapes to expand which in turn closes spacing ie letters will touch if spacing is not correct.
Avoid embroidering over puff as it will flatten the puff beneath it.
Graphics lines should be between 3mm and 10mm in thickness. Lines under 3mm can still be embroidered with puff, but the puff will not be as high or wide as the 10mm. The thinner the line, the less puff effect.
Puff 3D does not work successfully with complex detailed designs or lines under 2.5mm or over 12mm.
Will my design work for Custom 3D Cap Embroidery?
So you want your design to be 3D, raised off the cap and look the business, but will your design work? As mentioned above make sure your graphic lines are between 3mm and 10mm for a good result. My T Shirt Printers will always advise you on your logo if it will work or not, because we want you to be amazed with passion we put into our work.
Have a look here for more details on “Will my logo work for 3D Embroidery“
We will need to see your design for a accurate quote and to make sure it will work, or any adjustments that could be made to make it work.
Minimum Order Quantity
We get asked this question alot, what is the minimum amount of caps that can be ordered with my custom design 3D embroidered on caps.
The answer is 1, BUT and this is a big ‘but’. The cost of the 1 Custom Cap is expensive as the cap takes on the entire setup cost of the specialised 3D digitising, the setup of 1 embroidery machine to run a single cap with all the tests to make sure it’s as perfect it can be and this all takes time which adds up.
Cost of Raised 3D Cap Embroidery
Costing all depends on seeing your logo.
We have to work out stitch counts, quantity of caps required, style of caps and to make sure your going to have a good 3D embroidered result.
Please when contacting us, provide this information for a quicker quote.
The Process of 3D Embroidery
After you have approved your quote and the invoice has been settled we begin your order by creating a mock up visual of cap and design placement.
Once your layout has been approved, we start digitising your design. This is the process of turn your design into a stitch file. 3D embroidery is specailised and created in house.
After the digitising is complete we sew out a sample of the embroidery then make any tweeks before getting your approval to embroider on the actual caps.
We only start embroidering on the actual caps once you have approved the photo emailed to you of the sample sewout. This is so we know both you and us are going to be happy with the embroideries.
Add 3D foam
To create the raised 3D effect we add a special foam which gets stitched over with thread. This gives the 3D effect of raised stitches as you can see in our gallery of 3D cap embroidery.
Job Complete! Once the caps have all been cleaned up, we package them up and have them posted off to you. This whole process makes sure you know what to expect from the beginning.