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Logo Embroidery Services

Custom Embroidery Services from Contractor's Clothing Co.

Custom Embroidery

Custom Logo Apparel Embroidery is our specialty at Contractor’s Clothing. We help companies promote and advertise themselves with embroidered products. We own our embroidery machines and do the embroidery ourselves.

Contractor’s Clothing provides direct custom embroidery on name brand apparel. We offer secure online ordering, free embroidery (conditions apply) and an easy-to-use website. Custom embroidered logo apparel includes shirts, hats, jackets, bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts for use as uniforms, corporate apparel and business shirts.

Order Process

Normal time frame 7-10 business days
  • Select Items you want embroidered
  • Place Order – online, via e-mail or phone
  • Submit Logo
  • Receive Order Confirmation
  • Approve Logo Proof – a digital photo of your embroidered logo will be emailed to you
  • Credit Card is charged
  • We create your order
  • We ship your order from Michigan – shipping times will vary by destination
Rush service and shipping are available.
Contact us at 1.800.383.1117

General Information

Your Custom Embroidered Logo

One of the most important pieces of your business is your logo. It's your image, it's your brand, and it's your company's signature. We appreciate what it means and strive to make it look great.

Send us your logo

Getting your logo to us is easy, just click here and attach it to this email We can read most formats, but jpg, tiff and eps files work the best. If you don't have it in one of these formats, send us what you have and we will do our best to make it work.

PMS colors

If you know the PMS colors that make up your logo, great! That helps us a great deal. We will try our best to make a PMS match. Keep in mind, when comparing thread to ink there may be some variances.

Many people also ask us about use of colors. In the case where you desire the logo to be more subtle, you may choose a tone-on-tone effect for your embroidery. That is were the thread color used on the embroidered logo closely matches the garment color. The effect is subtle and classy.

If you wish to use different colors, please let us know. If you aren't sure what colors to use we will be happy to make some suggestions.


Custom Logo Embroidery

Digitizing is the process by which we tell our computerized embroidery machines where to sew each stitch in order to recreate a logo on a garment. When a logo is digitized, our experts use a computer program to accurately convert your logo into a system of stitches that the embroidery machine can read.

Recreating an image with needles and threads is different than printing it with ink on paper. We work very hard to make sure your logo looks just as it does on paper. However, because thread and material are less precise than ink on paper, some variations may be required. However, you will approve the image before it goes into production.

Cost to digitize is $60 if your order is less than 65 pieces, or free if you order is more than 65 pieces (up to 6,000 stitches). This is a one-time fee. Once it is done, we can generally use it for future orders with no additional cost. On occasion, we may need to rework the logo for a different application than what it was originally digitized for (i.e. a jacket back). We will never do this without your approval first.

Logo size once embroidered

Maximum embroidery sizes are 4” high x 3.5” wide for a left chest and 2.5” high and 5.0” wide for a cap. Most embroidered logos fall within these size ranges. We will size your design appropriately based on our experience. Sometimes this can present a problem with small text; if so, you will be consulted before production begins. The size of many designs is dictated by the smallest text in the design.

Small text

The smallest text we can embroider with any accuracy is about .25” tall. We can make adjustments to your logo design to compensate for slight variations.


A vast majority of logos are embroidered on the left chest of the garment. However, other locations are gaining in popularity such as the left sleeve, cuff, lower sleeve or the yoke (on the back under the collar).

We will discuss and confirm logo placement with you during the acknowledgement process.


After we have your logo digitized, we will send you a picture of it for your approval. We will not begin production until we have your approval. That way you will know exactly what you are getting when your logo apparel arrives - no surprises.

Quantity Discounts

Our quantity discounts are based on the number of pieces in your order. Our discount includes shirts, hats and/or jackets. They are all included towards the quantity discount.


Embroidered items can be returned if the item is defective. In such cases, Contractor’s Clothing will replace the item at no cost. If you have any problems with products, you must notify us within 7 days of receipt of the order.

Garments that are embroidered cannot be returned for size issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I mix different items for quantity pricing?

Yes. Our quantity discounts are based on the number of items in your order. That includes every different style, color and size you order.

How long does it take?

For new customers, orders of custom embroidered apparel are shipped within 7 to 10 business days after the order is placed. For current customers, orders are shipped within 7 to 8 business days from the date of the order.

Rush orders are available and a fee may apply. Please contact us directly with your needs for rush service.

Can I see my embroidered logo before production begins?

Yes. A proof of the embroidered logo is provided for each new logo.

After the logo is set-up for embroidery, we embroider it on a piece of material and have you approve before we start production on your order.

Once the proof of the embroidered logo is approved, we will begin production of your order.

Proofs are provided only after an order is placed. We generally do not produce “spec proofs” prior to an order being placed.

How do I get my logo to you?

The best way to get your logo to us is via email at

The best file formats to send are:
  • JPEG (.jpg)
  • GIF (.gif)
  • TIFF (.tif)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.psd)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.ai)
If your file type is not listed above, please send us what you have and we will do our best to work with it.

What is the embroidered logo set-up fee?

In order to transform your logo from a graphic image to an embroidered image, we must first take it through a set-up process to convert it into an image that can be created by the embroidery machines. Once we have done this set-up process, we will not have to do it again for future orders as long as the logo has not changed.

The one-time cost for this process is:
  • $60 for up to 6,000 stitches
  • $90 for up to 12,000 stitches
  • $120.00 for up to 20,000 stitches
  • Over 20,000 we will quote
With an initial order of 65 pieces or more digitizing is FREE for the first 6,000-stitch logo. ($60.00 Maximum Savings)

What if I want another logo embroidered on an item?

There is an additional fee for embroidered second locations. If you want a second location embroidered the cost is based on the quantity as follows:
  • 1 to 48 items $5 each
  • 49 to 96 items $4 each
  • 97 to 144 items $3.50 each
  • 145 to 288 items $3 each
  • 288+ Quoted
Additional logos are subject to the set-up charge of $65. If the second location is text such as a tagline or url, there is no set-up charge.

What if the items I ordered need different colors for the embroidery?

There is no charge for changing colors of the logo to fit the item color. We do this everyday and on most every order.

Can I get my items personalized with names?

Yes, there is a $5 fee per shirt for single line names, $9.00 for 2 lines.

Contact us at or 1.800.383.1117 for personalization options.

Do you require a minimum order?

No, but the more embroidered items you purchase, the more you save.

Can you match PMS colors?

Generally, yes. There are more PMS colors than there are thread colors. Oftentimes we are able to match a specific PMS number or get very close.

If you require a PMS color match, please let us know at the time of order.

What are my payment options?

Credit Cards

We currently accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Your credit card payment will not be processed until you have approved the proof of your embroidered logo.

Purchase Orders

Contact us directly at or 1.800.383.1117.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Everything we do and everything we sell is guaranteed. If we make a mistake or a product is defective, we will resolve it to your satisfaction immediately and without question.

Do you accept rush orders?

If you need an order is less time than our standard turnaround time of 10 business days we can generally accommodate that request. However, our ability to complete your order is dependent upon a number of factors so please contact us at or 1.800.383.1117.

A rush fee will apply.

Do you offer Screen Printing?

Yes we do. Contact us at or 1.800.383.1117

Can I send my items to you for embroidery?

Yes. Contact us at 1.800.383.1117 with any questions.

How long do you keep logos?

Once we have set up a logo for embroidery we never destroy it. That logo will always be there to use on future orders.