Embroidery is the handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Items that benefit most from this process are caps, hats, coats, blankets, dress shirts, denim, and golf shirts.

An interesting characteristic of embroidery is that the basic techniques or stitches on surviving examples of the earliest embroidery—chain stitch, buttonhole or blanket stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch—remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.

Much contemporary embroidery is stitched with a computerized embroidery machine using patterns “digitized” with embroidery software. In machine embroidery, different types of “fills” add texture and design to the finished work. Machine embroidery is used to add logos and monograms to business shirts or jackets, gifts, and team apparel as well as to decorate household linens, draperies, and decorator fabrics that mimic the elaborate hand embroidery of the past.

Heritage uses the latest Tajima machines, using the finest rayon or polyester threads available in a plethora of colors.


Artwork Requirements:

Customer Provided Digitized Files:

  • We accept .DST and .PXF files.
  • Convert all text to outlines/curves. For more information on this, see ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
  • Convert all colors to spot colors with Heritage Color Chart colors or Pantone colors indicated in the file.
  • Keep stroked paths to a minimum of 1 point. Anything less is not guaranteed to print clearly.
  • Make sure the art you submit is sized correctly to the desired printing size.

Heritage Creates Digitized Files

  • In order for us to digitize a file, we would prefer a vectored format such as .AI, .EPS, or .PDF. Make sure to convert all text to outlines/curves. If you do not have a vectored file, we also accept JPGs.
  • Indicate all Robison-Anton thread color numbers in your file.
  • Make sure the art you submit is sized correctly to the desired printing size.

If any of the above requirements are not met and you are unable to make the necessary adjustments, heritage will be happy to adjust your files for additional fees.

We Accept Files:

  • Via flash drive, DVD/CD, e-mail, Dropbox folder sharing, or through our online system at www.hsp1.com.