Caps are one of the most profitable items which can be embroidered for resale.
The average hat sells for $20 – $30 and can only have $2 – $5 in cost.
You can easily complete 5 hats per hour, with the right machine, such as the Baby Lock Valiant or Brother PR1050x.
Use these pointers to save you time and frustration, plus give you professional results every time.
These old methods have been developed from hours of learning from your errors to get the best results.
6 Tips for caps and hat printing singapore
For best results always start your design, on the hat, from the bottom up and from the guts out. Finish one section of the design before going onto another, if possible.
Your embroidery design, for a standard cap, shouldn’t be more than 2.10 inches high and, if you will work over a low-profile cap, it usually can’t be more than 2” high, in the heart of the cap. Try to keep your entire designs, within the 2-inch-high range, for all your caps.
Ensure that underneath of the look, reaches least one-half inch up, from the seam where in fact the cap front and the brim are sewn together. If you are focusing on a stiff cap, the bottom of your letters may distort if you are sewing too near underneath of the cap. If you are hooping your cap, you must ensure that your cap facing is tight in to the lip of the cap framing device.
Make sure that your lettering is established to stitch center out. Should your lettering is not stitching center out, you will need to re-sequence the lettering.
Always use cap backing if you are hooping your caps, it doesn’t matter how heavy or stiff your cap is. This will help to create a higher quality embroidery design on your cap. A 3 oz. tearaway cap backing is the best choice.
If you are working with a stiff cap like a Flex Fit cap; steam pressing the cap first softens in the backing and flattens out the most notable area of the cap. This makes the cap sit closer and flatter resistant to the needle plate and helps to embroider designs on caps a lot easier.