What is embroidery?

Embroidery is a technique for decorating clothing using a needle and a thread to create an intricate pattern. The history of embroidery goes as far back as the Ancient Chinese and the Vikings and traditional hand embroidery craftwork has been a symbol of wealth for noble folk around the world for centuries. Nowadays, we use these same techniques combined with modern technology to make beautiful embroidered clothing available for everyone. 

From cool embroidered t-shirts that reflect your individual character to work clothes with a logo, you can see stunning embroidery being worn all around you. Here at Advance Printware, we are proud to offer embroidered clothing with bespoke design, made using the best modern technology and long-lasting materials of the highest quality.

Artwork for embroidered clothing

If you want embroidered logos on your uniforms or new and exciting artwork to decorate your branded clothing, you will need to create a design to be applied to your embroidered clothing. Here are a few tips to help you create the perfect digital design for your embroidery project:

  • Be sure to use a high-resolution image
  • Go for large-sized images (min resolution 300dpi)
  • Design your image with no more than 8 colours 
  • Make sure the font size is min 20pt to ensure letters are 5mm high

How ordering embroidered clothing works

At Advance Printwear, we want you to have the best customer experience from the moment you place your order to the moment your brand new embroidered clothing arrives at your doorstep. This is why we’ve designed a simple-to-follow ordering process. Really, using our embroidery services is easy. All you have to do is follow the four simple steps below:


  1. Got your embroidery design ready? Send it to us! 
  2. Our specialised team will transform your design into a digitised embroidery pattern
  3. We will send you your digital artwork for review to ensure you are happy with the design
  4. Once you approve the design, we will use our high-stitch-count technology to create your new high-quality embroidered clothing

Embroidered clothing and personalised corporate clothing

Advance Printwear are experienced at producing all your embroidered clothing and personalised corporate clothing. We supply a wide range of customers from national companies to independent businesses.

We embroider and personalise corporate clothing so your brand is consistent across your workforce, including polo shirts, fleeces, hospitality clothing, beauty salon uniforms, corporate branded clothing, hi-visibility workwear and much more.

Why choose us

Over 25 years experience delivering personalised clothing to the Countries leading brands.

Advance Printwear have a commitment to customer satisfaction and are flexible when producing 10 items through to 10,000 items

All our heat transfer, embroidered and screen printed clothing services are completed in house using the latest technologies.

As we are embroidered clothing and personalised corporate clothing specialists you can be confident of achieving a successful project; on time and on budget. Get a quote now or call 0121 322 2111.

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What our clients say

We have received the garments and are really happy with them. Thanks again for the quick turn around of these.

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Benefits of embroidery

Looking professional

Embroidery is the professional media of choice for any business that is serious about it’s marketing.

Well suited to common materials

Embroidery is ideal for the most common materials and applicable to just about any occasion.

Quality without compromise

Long lasting, durable, all the while offering a strong visual appeal.

Cost effective

When ordered in minimums of 10 items embroidery is cheaper than you might think.

How does it work?

Head over to our quote page and upload your artwork in a format such as JPG or vector format.

If you don’t know what format your file is in just give us a call and we will be happy to help. Most of the common image formats will be acceptable.

We will get back to you in no time with a competitive quote. When you give us the go-ahead our skilled team will then digitally redraw the artwork so that it is in a format that is compatible with embroidery machines.

The more complex the design, the more stitches are required and the more a cost is incurred. Once the embroidery machine is calibrated for your design the process can be repeated quite quickly. Therefore this becomes quite cost effective when ordered in batches of at least 10.

Finally, your order is quality checked and then dispatched to you to arrive on budget and on time.

Personalised embroidery services

Embroidery is the prestigious media for showcasing your brand.

It is durable and long lasting while having a more professional finish. Our embroidery services can supply your clothing with logos, motifs, names and much more.

Logo embroidery

Our logo embroidery service is one of our most popular requests by far.

We put our 25+ years of specialist embroidery skills to work in-house to provide you with the best quality embroidered clothing money can buy. Digitising your logo so that it is ready to embroider is a tricky process. That is why we help our customers right from the start of the process to the end.

Workwear logo embroidery is an important marketing tool for businesses of any size. When we see a brand represented in this manner it gains instant credibility, staff feel more like a team and no one asks you “excuse me, do you work here?”.

Since we do all of our work in-house, we quality check every order. Every. Single. One. That means you can rest assured your order will arrive on time in the best possible quality. And you don’t have to be in Birmingham to benefit from this outstanding service. We have supplied companies, sports teams, stag parties and the like across the UK for more than 2 decades.

Embroidery monograms

Embroidered monograms are one of the least complicated services we offer.

The main thing to decide on is the font and colour you wish to use. It is best not to skip over this thought process as you’d be surprised at the difference the right font can make.

Custom embroidered badges

Custom embroidered patches or badges are a longstanding medium for promoting brands and customising the style of ones clothing.

Many decades ago this privilege was reserved for the likes of the military, emergency services and other institutions with authority. Indeed they still are used on many public sector uniforms today. Now however any company, club, school or organisation can take advantage of embroidered badges as a way of promoting and spreading brand recognition.

Advance Printwear are embroidery specialists that can provide you with custom badges for all needs, we can even embroider custom epaulettes for that extra flair. It is a cost effective, robust and distinctive promotional product.

Personalised Face Masks

Personalised Face Masks







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  • We had a last minute order and Advance printwear Ltd came to our rescue. We cud not fault the quality of the work, the professialism and the timely manner in which they carried out and executed our order. We are definitely happy customers and would highly recommend Advance Printwear Ltd... GARY and Staff you are truly amazing.. Thanks a million guys. God bless

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  • I could not be happier with my new branded shirts and polos. I didn’t have to do a thing. Advance Printwear took care of the modifications to my logo and embroidered them excellently. I didn’t want to spend time browsing through all of the options so I relied on their 25 years+ of experience and quite literally, couldn’t have chosen better myself.

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  • Absolutely delighted with the service and quality of our new winter training tops and hats for our football team, so much so i've recommended Advance Printwear to the whole of our club and others who have commented on the quality. Having had previous bad experiences with another supplier, Advance Printwear really have impressed us and we will certainly be using them again for all our kit items.

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