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3D Puff Embroidery

Custom 3D Embroidery Will Add Dimension to Your Design

Custom embroidery has two innovative techniques that will add dimension to any design. These two very different applications have similar effects, but use different methods to achieve them. offers layered 3D embroidery and puff 3D embroidery to our customers who are looking to add dimension to their custom embroidery design.

Custom Layered 3D Embroidery

Layered 3D embroidery is achieved by doubling the stitch count on a design. This makes the design thicker, and raises the design up and away from the garments surface. The layered 3-D effect allows you to have greater detail than the Puff, however, very detailed designs work best with standard embroidery stitching.

This technique works best on thinner materials that will be washed regularly, such as oxfords, polos, and sweatshirts. For subtle 3-D effects try our new custom layered 3D embroidery.

Custom Puff 3D Embroidery

Puff 3D embroidery uses a foam underlining to achieve an extreme three dimensional effect. The foam comes in different widths and colors to accommodate an array of products and thread colors. This application also requires the thread count to double, so that the foam will not be exposed through the thread.

Puff 3D embroidery works best with block or large round shaped letters. Artwork for puff embroidery should have rounded corners so that the needle perforates the corners of the design and covers the foam completely.

Thick materials that will be washed periodically generally work best with this application, such as hats, bags, and thicker jackets. To really make your artwork stand out, use our puff 3D embroidery.

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