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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 […]

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?

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

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 […]

Clothing decorating methods – what’s the difference?

Ever wondered what the different decoration methods are for clothing and which one would be most suitable for you? It can be a little bit confusing when it comes to picking the right branding method for your workwear and uniform.  Should you go for embroidery?  Or would it look better in vinyl or screen printed? […]

sp workwear embroidery

Who Are SP Workwear?

Our parent company, Something Personal have been providing personalised clothing, workwear and team kit for many years alongside our very busy personalised gift website for unique and personalised gifts to give for celebratory occasions such as Birthdays, Weddings & Anniversaries and Christmas. Although our website also has a large clothing section it became apparent that it was not as […]