Print or embroidered workwear, which one is best for you?

Arcs N Sparks supply an extensive range of all different types of corporate workwear and PPE, ranging from polo shirts to softshell jackets and hi-vis vests to first aid kits, the list is endless. All products come in a wide range of colours and sizes, but don’t worry if you’re not sure of your size as we have an instore shop with a changing room facility. Our shop is open to TRADE and PUBLIC.

If you are looking to raise awareness of your brand then adding your logo to corporate workwear and PPE is a relatively cheap, yet effective, way of doing this. We stock a wide selection of workwear and PPE that can be personalised with embroidery or print but If you’re not sure which is the best option for you here are a few points that you should consider. However it is important to remember that certain materials will automatically lend themselves to one or the other.

The material/fabric of the garment:
It is important to consider the fabric you garment is made of as certain materials will lend themselves to one or the other. For example waterproof clothing is not suitable for embroidery as the lining would be damaged by the embroidery.  

Care and washing requirements:
If your require a boil wash for your garments, the high temperature used could crack the heat seal print, so embroidery would be recommended. 

The required lifespan of the garment:
Embroidery is extremely hardwearing and can generally add a more premium and professional look to your workwear. It is often the longer lasting of the two options but can come at a higher cost than print. So it is important to look at what the personalisation is required for. If it is a short term project such as a one off fund raising event or an exhibition then print would be the more cost effective option. However if the personalisation is for brand awareness and recognition then embroidery would be the preferred option. 

Logo size and detail:
Print is generally the cheaper option of the two and certain sized logos will lend themselves to this i.e. if the logo is over a certain size print will be the best option for you. The level of detail in the logo also needs to be considered; if there is a lot of small detail in your logo embroidery would be the best option.

Budget will always be an important factor so the general rule of thumb is if your budget is small then print will be the best option for you. But if you need a more hard wearing and durable option then it may be worth looking at investing in embroidery.



These are only a few factors to consider so if you would like to discuss your options in more detail give us a call on 01902 602845 or email us on and we will happily talk you through the process and provide you with a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE.