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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default questions regarding Having Caps made.

I am not sure if this is a place for these types of questions... sorry if it is not.

I am looking to have some caps made for a website i run.

1. I am not sure if the logo is to detailed. ( i will try to attach)

2. I have seen some "embroidery" jobs that look cheap or thin... how do i specify when talking to someone that I would like the logo to be "thick" or like the ones that you would find on baseball caps that new era etc make. is this somehow specified as a thread count?

3. how much should I expect to pay for something like a new era quality hat. (flex-fit/one-fit +the embroidery of logo on front and website name on back)

4. am I a jerk if i ask them to make one or a sample first and then take a pic of it(email it to me) before they waste time and my money making alot of caps?

5.what kind of turn around can i expect? Honestly I think at first i ma just goign to order 10-20 so no it is not some huge job.

Thanks for the help/suggestions.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am not sure if this is a place for these types of questions... sorry if it is not.

I am looking to have some caps made for a website i run.

1. I am not sure if the logo is to detailed. ( i will try to attach)

2. I have seen some "embroidery" jobs that look cheap or thin... how do i specify when talking to someone that I would like the logo to be "thick" or like the ones that you would find on baseball caps that new era etc make. is this somehow specified as a thread count?

3. how much should I expect to pay for something like a new era quality hat. (flex-fit/one-fit +the embroidery of logo on front and website name on back)

4. am I a jerk if i ask them to make one or a sample first and then take a pic of it(email it to me) before they waste time and my money making alot of caps?

5.what kind of turn around can i expect? Honestly I think at first i ma just goign to order 10-20 so no it is not some huge job.

Thanks for the help/suggestions.

2. Sounds like you are talking about a "Puffy" design. That is where a layer of foam is layed on the hat and stitched over to give it that raised look. It comes in various thickness depending on the look you want.

3. Any "Named Brand" hat will cost more. Just like Nike, Reebok, etc. Final cost all boils down to many factors. Stitch count (tatami stitchs run stitch counts way up), quantity of hats, color changes, puffy design and of course the hat. True stitch count cannot be determined until a design is digitized. Most companies charge a minimum set fee for sewing any design up to 5000 stitches and tack on more for designs that exceed the 5000. Each company has it's own way of pricing. Because you want something on front and back requires double the set up time, so expect to pay for it.

As an example and does not reflect our pricing. You order the 48 hat minimum. Your design is less that 5000 stitches and 4 color changes and is not a puffy design. They charge $4.00 for up to 5000 stitches per location. Web addresses definitely fall under the 5k amount, so you could expect to pay $8.00 alone for the embroidery. Also expect to pay a one time digitizing fee because it is a new order. Those vary. Another cost that some may charge is a setup fee to cover the time to get the design loaded in the machine and getting the right threads loaded. Ours is generally $15.00. Remember that shops like us like it when you by the garment from us rather than you purchasing it somewhere else and bringing to us.

4. No you are not being a jerk. You shouldn't even have to ask. If the company is smart, a stitchout for your approval will be required and is usually factored in the price of the job.

5. Remember this, generally the more you order the cheaper the price per cap. For us 48 pieces is a minimum to get better pricing, but like everything else it depends on each shop. Don't get me wrong, we do have good repeat customers that we do less amounts for at the cheaper price because we know a new order from them is just a week away.

Turn around time expected can also vary by shop. How many orders in front of you? How long does it take to get the garments to the shop after being ordered? Usually a week all by itself, sometimes longer. How many sewing heads does the shop have? How long does it take to get the digitized file from the digitizer? Does it have to be sent back for tweaking? On a 48 cap order for us it is 2 weeks after customer approval of the stitchout.

Hope this helps. There are some great people on this site and I hope they will respond to your questions as well.

Looking at this design, depending how big you want it, will be atleast 10,000 stitches. I base that on the letters"BS" in the design.
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