Category Archives: Embroidered Products

Why Personalized Gifts Make the Best Christmas Gifts

Personalized Gifts

Want to make someone feel really special this holiday season? Skip the generic gift certificate and the boring pair of socks and get a personalized gift instead!

Here’s why personalized gifts make the best Christmas gifts:

Personalized gifts work for everyone

Do you have a hard time each year deciding what to get everyone on your Christmas list? Are one of your friends or family members hard to shop for? Go with personalized gifts. Everyone will appreciate the thought and care that you put into your gift.

No one else will have gotten the same thing

Perhaps it’s even happened to you—your Aunt Sue and your Aunt Marge got you the same sweater, and you’re stuck returning one of them. Avoid this problem with a personalized gift—we guarantee the recipient won’t have received the same thing from someone else.

Personalized gifts are a great way to bond and show affection

Getting someone a personalized gift shows them just how special they are to you. Your friend or loved one will feel extra-appreciated knowing that you took the time to think of something that speaks to them as a one-of-a-kind person.

Personalized gifts are truly memorable

Whereas other gifts might be forgotten by next Christmas, your personalized gift will be treasured for many years to come.

Want to give someone the ultimate personalized gift? Why not put professional custom-embroidered apparel or accessories under the tree this year? Check out Barb’s Custom Embroidery for high quality and affordable prices. Give us a call at 541-601-0594 to get a quote and place your order! Happy Holidays!

Why You’ll Want Your Item Embroidered Instead of Screen Printed

Want to create a high-quality, long-lasting design to adorn custom-designed apparel or accessories? Go for embroidery over screen printing every time.

Here’s why you’ll want your item embroidered instead of screen printed:

Get more colors for the same price

With embroidery, you typically pay a flat fee for your setup cost, regardless of the number of colors in your logo. With screen printing, you typically pay per color, since a different screen is needed for each color. If you like a lot of bright, vibrant colors (and who doesn’t?) this could save you a significant amount of money.

Long-lasting design

Unlike screen printing, which tends to crack or fade over time, embroidered designs won’t fade away over the course of multiple washes and numerous years.

Put your logo on tougher fabrics

Screen printing just won’t work well on some fabrics, like fleece and fuzzy fabrics. Because these fabrics are uneven, screen printing will flake off. Try embroidery instead!

Get the look

Embroidery is a better choice for corporate apparel because it is perceived to be more professional and prestigious. We think it adds classy flair to any type of garment or accessory!

There’s no doubt about it—embroidery is the better choice. If you’re interested in creating custom-embroidered apparel or accessories at affordable prices, check out Barb’s Custom Embroidery. Barb’s motto is: If we can punch a hole in it, we can embroider it! Call us at 541-601-0594 to get a quote and place an order today!

Psychology of Logo Colors

Company Logo ColorsHave you ever thought about why you feel happy when you see the golden arches that are most commonly associated with McDonald’s? It’s because yellow is a color that has been proven to make people happy. It’s why McDonald’s decided to use yellow over, say, green when they put their original logo together. There is a psychology behind just about every color used on logos.

Here are some other colors that elicit certain feelings when they’re utilized to create logos:

Red

Buy this! Act now! Get pumped! Companies use red when they want to incorporate a sense of excitement and urgency into a product or service. Red is often associated with energy, which is why it’s used to encourage people to take action. There are times when it’s used to express love or to inject romance into a logo. But typically, red is seen as a high energy color that gets people moving.

Green

Companies that use green in their logo usually do it to show that they’re eco-friendly and concerned about Mother Nature. Since people usually associate green with the environment, it’s a way for companies to illustrate that they’re mindful about the planet without actually having to say it. It’s supposed to appeal to people who share the sentiment and want to purchase products and services that are good for the earth.

Blue

Sloooooow down and be calm. Companies use blue when they want to inject a sense of peace into their logos. Unlike red, which is designed to inspire and motivate people, blue tells them to take it easy and stop rushing around. There are a lot of brands that utilize blue when they want to show people they’re dependable and won’t give them the run-around.

If you want to use color to your advantage when adding a logo to a shirt, a bag, or something else, Barb’s Custom Embroidery can help you do it. We can add a meaningful pop of color to any item. Call 541-601-0594 today to check out our beautiful embroidered products.

History of Embroidery

You probably already know that embroidery is a great way to get your business, team or organization noticed. You may also have some embroidered clothing in your closet. But did you know that embroidery has a long and fascinating history?

Humans have long used thread to decorate clothing and objects. We can trace the history of embroidery back to 30,000 B.C., during the Cro-Magnon period. A recent archeological find turned up the fossilized remains of boots, clothing and a hat that were decorated with hand stitching.

Embroidery became popular in Europe during the Renaissance, although only royalty could afford to wear it. Painter Carlo Crivelli created portraits of aristocratic women and figures from the Bible wearing beautifully embroidered clothing.

Indeed, embroidery has been a mark of wealth and status in numerous cultures, including India, China, Japan and Persia.

It wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution that new manufacturing techniques allowed for affordable embroidered clothing.

Today, embroidery adorns trendy clothing, both on the runway and in everyday shops. It’s not just about fashion these days! Embroidery is also a way for companies, teams and other organizations to promote themselves.

If you want to create custom-embroidered shirts, hats, jackets, sweatshirts or any other product, Barb’s Custom Embroidery is a great place to find what you need. Barb’s motto is: if we can punch a hole in it, we can embroider it!

Order from us to receive professionally made embroidery at affordable prices. Call Barb’s Custom Embroidery at 541-601-0594 to get started today!

Things to Consider Before Ordering Embroidered Products

Embrodiered Products At Barb’s Custom Embroidery, it’s no surprise that we absolutely love embroidery. Not only do we believe it’s a great addition to any business marketing strategy, or as a gift for loved ones, but also, it’s affordable, efficient, and easy to customize. But that doesn’t mean you can order embroidered products without first taking a few things into consideration.

Here’s what to keep in mind:

Have a design idea ready

Of course, many clients come to us knowing exactly what they want embroidered. But not everyone—in fact, we help a number of clients craft a design that fits everything they want to get across to either customers, or loved ones. Before you start embroidering, we recommend clients to come ready with at least an idea of a design they’d like on their products. That way, you leave with the product you imagined.

Check the technique

At Barb’s Custom Embroidery, we offer a number of different embroidery techniques to our clients, like basic embroidery for simple designs, and high-quality customized coloring for specialized designs. It’s worth having a foundational level of knowledge with these techniques beforehand, so when you’re ready to embroider, you know what each one looks like when finished. And don’t forget: we’re always here to help.

Remember your budget

It happens all the time: a client comes in with an idea for X, Y, and Z, but quickly finds out that X, Y, and Z go way beyond their budget. Before you stop by, come up with a realistic price you’d like to spend on embroidery. At Barb’s, Custom Embroidery we’re more than happy to work with any budget you have—but it’s always smart to know what you’re getting into first.

With that being said, once you’ve taken these things into consideration, give us a call today by calling 541-601-0594! We’d be happy to get you started on your first embroidery experience.