Here at On The Cuff, we often recommend the most fitting options to our clients’ preference, need, and budget — from choice of fabric to the style of sewing needed. Two of the most popular imprint methods are screen printing and embroidery. If you are currently in need of personalizing or placing your business’ brand on clothing and other items, then here is a quick read on the difference between the two.


Romantically speaking, embroidery is an art form and a product of craftsmanship. Still revered as the best style of placing any logo or images on textile, the look that you will achieve will be distinct and classic. The design created is long lasting and will not fade or wash out.

Since the choices of color of thread are nearly infinite, so are the variety of palettes in embroidery you can choose from – usually with no additional charge. In addition, the turn-around time in producing images for embroidery is pretty fast.

The only thing that you have to worry about is finding the right people to do the job. You need people who can manipulate technology well in reproducing your designed images to a thread program or pattern and at the same time maintain the integrity of the art of embroidery itself. This is the very thing that we strongly hold here at On The Cuff after starting out as a small family-owned business in the community.

Silk Screen Printing

This method involves printing the desired pattern, logo, or image on the item using a screen. Ink seeps through the cloth; and once it dries, the design is crisp and fresh. With modern day technology, silk screen printing is becoming more widespread and its actual process requires less professional attention.

Silk screen printing is also considered as the versatile option as you don’t have to worry about the size of the design that you want to place. However, it doesn’t work well with rough, thick, or fuzzy fabric. This is why it is highly recommended for shirts and lightweight garments. Also, it can peel off or fade through time and you need to be more careful in terms of dry cleaning and ironing.

We will be updating our blog for more information on embroidery and personalized gift ideas. For more advice and free quotation, please feel free to send us a message here or give us a call at On The Cuff and we would be happy to help you as soon as possible.