A Bit About Us And

What We Do!

Embroidery Concepts was created in January of 1990.

A small single head machine running one item at a time out of a garage.

 

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In The Begining

How It Started

 

In the 1990's, Embroidery Concepts focused only on servicing sporting goods stores, ad specialty businesses, and various other resellers of embroidered apparel. It wasn't long before the work load overwhelmed the capacity for the small single head machine. A second machine that had the capacity 3 times that of the little machine was purchased soon after.

With work continuing to come in from just word of mouth, space in the shop became very cramped. It was time to move. In 2000, Embroidery Concepts relocated to a much larger space in the City of Washington, just one block from the campus of the Washington and Jefferson College. It was then that the retail end of the business was born. Now with much car and foot traffic, it became necessary to purchase an even larger machine to keep up with the work.

After settling in the new location, much discussion was given to a website. But who would purchase custom embroidered shirts and hats from a website? After much consideration, a small generic website was piloted around 2002. The only hope was that it would cover the costs of having it. It did so and more. After about 5 years, the internet became the source for more than 60% of the business Embroidery Concepts does.

You are now viewing the 4th major revision to our site. We hope it is helpful to you!

Service Details

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While not every item is able to be embroidered, we do offer you the option of sending us your items to be embroidered. We prefer to use the items we offer in our store because we know they are stable enough to hold your lettering or logo. Because the demand to embroider customer supplied goods has increased, we will do them for you. Just be aware that you bear the responsibility for the durability of the finished product. In the event that we cannot embroider your items, we will notify you and ship them back. A few reasons they may not be embroider able would be because they are too thin, too heavy, have buttons or embroidery in the same location, or pockets either inside or out. We certainly will try for you!

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We have become known for setting up logos for others. While there are many options for setting up your logo for embroidery, we can be a source for you as well. Even if you are not purchasing garments from us, or having us embroider your items, we can set up your logo. Simply get us the artwork, and we will take it from there. We are able to send it back in many of the common formats for embroidery machines.

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Blank shirts have become a popular request in the last few years. Whatever the reason, if you just want blank shirts, we can provide them too you. Many of our customers like the color and size selection we offer. Finding a ladies medium in the same style and color in a men's 8XLarge is difficult. We have many shirts that fit that need. Because of the time it takes to place a blank order, and because we are already very competitively priced. We do not offer a discount on blank items. If they work for you, we are happy to ship them to you. Most times we will ship them directly from a distributor that may be close to you.

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All of the items we have on our site are logo ready. This means that they can hold your embroidered logo, usually on the left chest, without any problems. If you have never had your logo embroidered, it is absolutely necessary to have your logo digitized and saved in a format that an embroidery machine can read. If your logo has already been set up, and you have in in either a .dst or .ofm format, we can most likely use that. You would then have no set up fee for that logo. Regardless, using our items, we can take you from start to finish in a reasonable time!

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Delivery time is normally 2 weeks from the time we receive your order and payment. Because everything we do is custom work, your order must be paid in full prior to having us put a needle into anything. The items you request are no good to us once we put your lettering or logo on them, and we would not be able to resell them. If it is your first time with a new logo, it usually takes a few extra days to complete, as we like you to verify the sewn out logo before we proceed with sewing it on your items. If we have already done your logo before, we simply pull it from the file and away we go! We process all orders as fast as possible. Keep in mind, near the Christmas holiday, we do get quite busy, and routinely have to cut of orders to be delivered for Christmas.

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Our Pricing

We have very competitive pricing on both our wholesale and retail items. Because everything we do is custom work, figuring out pricing can be intimidating. We have adopted the industry standard pricing based on stitch count. We understand estimating the number of stitches in your logo can be a challenge, so we would like to show you some examples here.The pricing on our garments is for the garment only without the logo embroidered. We charge $1.50 per thousand stitches for the smallest of jobs, 1-5 pieces (same color, style), and discount that price as the quantity goes up. See our pricing schedule and examples. The only thing that may be additional is the one time logo set up and shipping.

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