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Badge - Embroidered vs Printed?

Badge - Embroidered vs Printed?

Decided on your team kit? Did you know you can also personalise your team kit with KitKing and add on your teams logo, club sponsors and players names and numbers onto the kit! Read below for a bit more information between our embroidered and printed personalisation options, or contact our sales team today.

Choosing between embroidered and printed badges for your sports team kit depends on your specific needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages:

Embroidered Badges:

  1. Durability: Embroidered badges tend to be more durable and long-lasting compared to printed ones. They can withstand repeated washes and exposure to various weather conditions without fading or peeling.
  1. Professional Appearance: Embroidered badges have a traditional and professional look. They add a touch of class and authenticity to your team kit, making it ideal for traditional sports like football, rugby, or cricket.
  1. Texture: Embroidery creates a textured, raised surface on the badge, which can enhance the overall design and make it stand out.
  1. Customisation: Embroidery allows for intricate detailing and can reproduce complex logos or designs accurately.

Printed Badges:

  1. Cost-Effective: Printed badges are generally more cost-effective than embroidered ones. If you have a limited budget, printing may be a more practical option.
  1. Full-Colour Printing: Printing allows for full-colour and detailed designs without the limitations of thread colours.
  1. Lightweight: Printed badges are typically lighter than embroidered ones, which may be preferable for certain sports or team kits.
  1. Quick Turnaround: Printing is a quicker process, making it suitable for last-minute orders or when you need your kit in a short timeframe.
  1. Smooth Finish: Printed badges provide a smooth, flat finish that can be visually appealing, especially for modern or sleek kit designs.

Ultimately, the choice between embroidered and printed badges depends on your team's priorities. Here are some considerations to help you decide:

  • Budget: If cost is a significant concern, printed badges may be the more practical choice.
  • Sport Type: Consider the nature of the sport. For traditional sports like rugby or cricket, where a classic look is preferred, embroidered badges may be a better fit. For sports with modern or high-tech aesthetics, printed badges could work well.
  • Design Complexity: If your team logo or design is intricate and detailed, embroidery might be the only way to accurately reproduce it.
  • Timeframe: If you need the kits quickly, printed badges can be produced with a faster turnaround.
  • Personal Preference: Consider the visual and tactile qualities of both options. Some people prefer the texture and durability of embroidery, while others like the smooth finish of printed badges.

In many cases, sports teams choose a combination of both methods. For example, the team logo may be embroidered on the main kit but printed on training gear or casual wear. Ultimately, it's about finding the right balance between cost, aesthetics, and practicality for your specific team's needs.

Still not sure? Don’t worry, get in contact with the KitKing sales team who will be more than happy to help you decide. Email or call 0116 262 7332 today.

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