Here at Logos and Promos, you can be certain that we’re going to get you exactly what you need for your corporate impressions. We’ll get you the perfect design and then ensure that it transfers to whatever type of corporate apparel you’re looking for, whether it’s custom t-shirts, jackets, or brimmed hats.

One question we often get is “what’s better, screen printing or embroidery?” The answer is an emphatic “it depends.” Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a process by which a mesh screen and stencil are created for each color as it is applied to the clothing or other business promotional product.

Advantages of Screen Printing

  • Images can be applied to just about anything, and we’re not just talking about clothes. Screen printing is used for signs, logo mugs, custom made pens, and many other forms of corporate merchandise.
  • High-end designs become high-end screen prints. Screen printing can create nearly any color and combination of colors imaginable, including subtle gradients. Imagine the best-looking image on a t-shirt you’ve ever seen; that’s screen printing.
  • Screen printing can create large images on custom t-shirts that would look awkward if embroidered.
  • In adequate quantities, screen printing can be incredibly affordable.

Disadvantages of Screen Printing

  • Screen printed images on clothing will fade.
  • Not quite as professional-looking as embroidery

Most Commonly Found On:

It would be easier to make a list of what can’t be screen printed; screen printing appears just about everything. When it comes to apparel, you’ll most often see it on mass production t-shirt and giveaways. It’s a great way to get a perfect reproduction of a logo, no matter how detailed. You can also get that distressed look of some designs, because embroidery can’t reproduce that “broken” look of an image.


Embroidery of clothing occurs when thread is used to stitch a particular pattern, picture, or logo onto branded gifts and promotional items.

Advantages of Embroidery

  • Embroidery gives a very classy look to corporate apparel, especially hats and collared shirts.
  • Lasts longer than screen printing.

Disadvantages of Embroidery

  • Complex logos might have to be altered slightly in order to fit within the limits of embroidery.
  • Shading is difficult with embroidery.

Most Commonly Found On:

Embroidery is most often found on pieces of promotional clothing that you believe will be worn for many years to come. While screen printed images are more likely printed for specific business projects, corporate charity events, or giveaways, embroidery is usually used for company logos that aren’t going to change much. Embroidery is found on corporate merchandise such as golf shirts, jackets, and hats.

Here’s the great thing about coming to Logos and Promos for your design and your corporate apparel: we can create the image that will will work perfectly for both screen printing and embroidery. We’ll make the image look great in either! When you’re ready to get the best in corporate t-shirts, golf shirts, hats, jackets, and more, we’re ready to help. Contact us today!