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Direct Embroidery Designs

  • Turn-key services.
  • Garment sourcing.
  • High quality flat-rate digitizing.
  • Design proofing and editing.
  • Embroidery application.
  • 100% polyester threads.
  • High-visibility and Nomex® threads available.
  • Combine with emblem application services.
  • Direct or multi-location shipping.


There are a few products that can be used as an alternative to direct embroidery, including LowProfile® and SimBroidery® Emblems, both of which can simulate the texture and appearance of direct embroidery, and can be removed. However, direct embroidery is an extremely popular garment embellishment method, and the direct, integrated look and feel is what is so often desired. Emblemtek can provide turn-key services for direct embroidery, including garment sourcing, sizing kits, digitizing, embroidery application and direct or multi-location shipping.

Garments can be provided to Emblemtek directly, or they can be drop-shipped from a supplier. Alternatively, Emblemtek can purchase popular sportswear and leisure wear lines from leading manufacturers and wholesalers in Canada. Existing embroidery files can be provided in one of several common formats, or we can help to create graphics, high quality digitizing and design proofs. Using industry standard equipment and techniques, designs are directly embroidered in up to 15 colours using 100% polyester threads. Individual numbers, names or titles are also possible, and Emblemtek can also embroider designs using high-visibility colours or Nomex® flame resistant threads. Direct embroidery can also be paired with other emblem or transfer products with Emblemtek’s heat seal and sew-on application services

If high quality digitizing is all that is required, Emblemtek’s graphics team can provide file upload functionality, artwork approvals, low-cost and flat-rate digitizing, and proofing services. It is also possible to modify existing embroidery files that may have been used for emblems, which can help to reduce digitizing costs.