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Can I get a visual before I order

Can I get a visual of my branded clothing before I order?

When we receive an order we will always produce a visual of your branded clothing for approval before proceeding with decoration to a garment. This is to ensure you are completely happy with the way your artwork/logo looks on the items you have ordered so you have nothing to worry about when placing the order. […]

can i use a previous embroidery file

Can I use an embroidery file from another workwear supplier?

The short answer is Yes. If you have had an embroidery file created by a previous workwear supplier and you have paid for the setup you should be able to use the same file for orders with a different supplier. But there’s a lot more to it than that… Sometimes it can be difficult to […]

Softshell Vs Fleece

Is a Soft Shell Jacket or a fleece better value for money?​

If you are considering a branded fleece or soft shell jacket to promote your business you may want to consider the soft shell jacket.  At one time branded fleeces were very popular but they do bobble with countless washes making them look scruffy quickly and they can be a little unflattering! Soft shell jackets, however, […]

What are these hoop marks?

What are these hoop marks?

You shouldn’t see any ‘hoop marks’ on branded clothing produced by SP Workwear as we steam all garments before we pack and ship.  Hoop marks are where the garment is fixed to a hoop to hold it in place on the embroidery machine.  This then gives you what is known in the industry as a […]

Print logo on a beanie?

Can I print my company logo onto a Beanie hat?

No, you cannot use any type of print successfully onto a beanie hat or indeed any item of clothing that is wool or knitted and this is because it has a wide weave.  We recommend embroidery only for this type of material.  There are, however a few beanie styles that have a ‘panel’ on the […]

Add your logo to clothing

How can I put my company logo on clothing?

Your company logo must be of high quality to add to clothing to create branded workwear.  Your company logo and branding should be sent to us in an ‘EPS’ or ‘PDF’ file.  This enables us to pull the graphic apart – layer by layer – and manipulate the logo for set up for printing and […]

DTG Printing on sports clothing

Why can’t I print Direct to Garment (DTG) on sports clothing?​

Direct to Garment printing DTG works best on cotton fabrics and light colours.  As we have explained in other articles, polyester polo shirts and sportswear are a great choice because they wick away sweat and are light, but you cannot use the direct to garment printing process with these.  This is because ink does not […]

Best Quality Polo Shirts

What are the best quality polo shirts for printing or embroidering?​

Quality can often mean something different to each person.  The most important consideration is what does quality mean to you?  And the other important question is to ask what environment will the clothes you wish to purchase be used in?  For example, is it corporate wear, heavy duty wear for workmen, sportswear, giveaways at a […]

Online Customer Portal

How do staff in different locations in the UK or Worldwide order branded workwear?​

At SP Workwear we have a free of charge web portal to enable businesses to offer staff across the globe the ability to order branded workwear with ease.  All you do is decide what garments you wish staff to be able to order.  We photograph them and upload them to your designated page.   You do […]

Print or Embroidery on the back?

Is vinyl print or embroidery better on the back of a t-shirt/polo?

Often the choice of vinyl print or embroidery to a polo shirt or t-shirt is a case of what might feel more comfortable.  For example, if you want to brand a large area with a web address or lettering etc then vinyl print may be preferable.  A large, embroidered logo / text on the back […]

What are the different printing methods?

What are the different types of printing methods for customised t-shirts?

If you’ve ever been to an exhibition, charity or sports event you will no doubt have seen people in a variety of different customised t-shirts or with bags displaying various slogans, logos, messages etc.  You may well wonder what type of print is possible on a customised t-shirt or other garment and how people can […]

Important things to consider when ordering workwear

Important things to consider when ordering branded workwear.

Are you looking to purchase branded workwear to help promote your business?  Are you feeling overwhelmed with the number of companies offering branded workwear and the many choices available to you?  You are not alone!  We receive many calls from business owners unsure where to start in the ordering process, but we hope this article […]

Why are we called SP Workwear?

Many people think we’re called SP Workwear because the boss is Steve Palmer but there’s more of a story than that – did you know we started off selling gifts?

How to ‘un-shrink’ your cotton clothes

Have you ever found that your brand new cotton t-shirt has shrunk after the first wash or two? Fear not, all is not lost! Learn how to ‘un-shrink’ it…

4 Colour Print vs Full Colour Print

You may have heard both full colour & 4 colour print but whats’ the difference? It’s an important subject when looking at branded clothing & promotional goods

Printed t-shirts folded, rolled and banded

Any special requests?

Any special requests for your branded clothing? We always try to entertain any specific requirements for our clients wherever possible… It’s fair to say that in the embroidered & printed clothing game every order could be classed as a special request as each customer will require a different logo, artwork, sponsor, text on their embroidered polo shirts compared […]

How do you resolve mistakes in your business?

What happens if something goes wrong? We love helping our customers look the business with all types of branded clothing and workwear and we like to think that we’re pretty good at what we do, however we are only human and sometimes (thankfully not often) we make a mistake. It’s how you deal with it […]

Use your customers to advertise your business for free

We’ve got some great tips on leveraging your own customers to promote your business/brand/logo at almost no cost to yourself… One of the biggest costs for a lot of businesses is advertising.  Deciding where best to spend your hard earned money to try and turn it into even more money!  Whether it’s online advertising through […]

What is a vector logo or vector image?

One of the most common questions we get asked: “What is a vector image?” and “Why do I need to supply my logo in vector format?” It’s quite difficult to explain what a vector logo or vector artwork is but it’s really important in the branded clothing & promotional products industry… Vector artwork is required […]

Improve your efficiency with branded Workwear and uniforms

There are many advantages of wearing the same items of clothing each day (and I don’t mean literally the same tshirt every day!!). It has been said that wearing the same items every day leads to a clearer mind and more efficient thinking… Take the mogul Steve Jobs of Apple – he was renowned for […]

Promotional Merchandise & Giveaways Branded Clothing

It’s all about the relationships

Here at SP Workwear it’s not just about branded clothing. There are many other products we supply which can help you advertise and promote your business… It’s a pretty obvious fact that embroidered workwear and staff uniform is more likely to appeal to your customers than an unbranded garment and help sell your products or […]

Embroidered polo shirts

Top tips when picking colours for new uniform & workwear

January is usually a busy time for us as many business owners and marketing managers decide to start new campaigns, refresh their work clothing, reinvent their logos and branding, take on additional staff and generally have a bit of a freshen up in the New Year. It’s most common that our clients tend to know […]

Screen printing 75x t-shirts is cheaper than vinyl right?

We were recently asked by one of our customers to quote for some printed t-shirts with their logo on so they could resell them as an additional revenue stream for their fitness business.  They wanted to get around 75x cotton t-shirts printed with logo front & back. Naturally, you would think that screen printed t-shirts […]