Custom Embroidery Indianapolis

Custom Embroidery

What is it: Threads in one or more colors sewn directly onto a fabric in a pre-programmed way to create a design.  Embroidery is an extremely common form of apparel decoration involving logos and corporate branding.

Equipment: We operate two TEMX-C1501 Tajima single-head embroidery machines, and one TMAR-K1506C Type 2 six-head embroidery machine.  Tajima is the most popular and reputable embroidery machine brand in the world. Our new 6 head is the most advanced embroidery machine available! We use Tajima DC15 by Pulse sofware for digitizing, and Madiera threads for embroidery.


Our single-head Tajima embroidery machine in operation

6 head tajima
Our 6-head Tajima embroidery machine.

 Artwork: A digitized file is required for embroidery.  Unless you have embroidered your design before, this is not likely a file you would have.  We can digitize files for you. In most cases, designs cost $30 for up to 15,000 stitches to digitize.  A few execptions apply.  Please email your file to us for more information.  If we are digitzing your file, vector art is ideal; however, any file type will work.  The better the clarity of the file supplied, the better your embroidery results will be.
-File types: Corel Draw (.cdr), Adobe Illustrator (.ai), .svg, .eps, and in some cases, .pdf files.  If you don't have professional graphic design software, you can use our online designer, or have us create something for you.  We can also convert rastor images to vector art for $30 each.

Decoration Locations and Size: We can embroider almost any fabric or garment.  The design must fit in one of our embroidery hoops, and the hoop must fit on the garment or fabric.  If you aren't sure an area can be embrodered, please bring it to our office and we will confirm your options.  We have hoops large enough to sew designs up to approximate 12" x 18".

Printable Fabrics: A variety of fabrics will work for embroidery, including, but not limited to: 100% cotton, 50/50 cotton/polyester blend, tri blends, 100% polyester, and vinyl. Because garments/fabrics being embroidered do not require heat presses or dryers, they do not need to be brand new or completely free of detergent for safe decorating.

Embroidery Fonts: We have hundreds of embroidery fonts in stock and ready to go. Additional fonts can be digitized for embroidery use. To see our embroidery fonts, click on the following PDF files to see samples of what the fonts look like, what keystrokes are available, and the recommended minimum and maximum height for embroidery.

Block Fonts Color Blended Fonts Fancy Fonts Image Fonts Language Fonts
Monogram Fonts Outline Fonts Running Fonts Script Fonts Sequin Fonts
Serif Fonts Small Fonts Specialty Fonts Two Color Fonts  

Thread Colors: Hundreds of embroidery thread color exists. We proudly use Madeira embroidery threads for all embrodiery work, unless another thread is specificially requested. If we don't stock a color you require, one can be ordered from our books of thread samples. The colors can be found Madeira's website here.  Most colors come from the Polyneon and Classic Rayon color books.  The following are a list of thread color codes we stock:
30 weight thread: 1000, 1001
40 weight thread: 1000, 1001, 1011, 1023, 1024, 1032, 1037, 1041, 1042, 1049, 1051, 1056, 1067, 1070, 1076, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1082, 1083, 1087, 1098, 1110, 1118, 1122, 1125, 1127, 1132, 1133, 1136, 1144, 1147, 1151, 1158, 1164, 1166, 1176, 1181, 1223, 1225, 1226, 1232, 1242, 1243, 1246, 1250, 1293, 1294, 1308, 1321, 1329, 1370, 1377, 1385, 1392, 1675, 1741, 1747, 1940, 1971, 2014, 2017, 2021, 2031, 2148, 4011
60 weight thread: 1000, 1001, 1076, 1242, 1670

Garment Care: Once you have your garment, proper care is necessary to achieve a normal garment and print life. For all garments, we recommend cold-water washing inside out and hang drying. You may tumble dry on fluff (no heat). Never iron over the decoration. Following these steps will help you acheive the maximum amount of life for your garment. Remember, no garment or print is designed to last forever!

We have samples of embroidered garments in our office. Please come by and check them out, get your questions answered, and see if embroidery is right for your apparel project!


If you are looking for custom embroidery in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area (Alexandria, Anderson, Arcadia, Avon, Bargersville, Beech Grove, Broadripple, Brooklyn, Brownsburg, Camby, Carmel, Chesterfield, Cicero, Clayton, Clermont, Cloverdale, Cumberland, Danville, Edgewood, Edinburgh, Elwood, Fishers, Fortville, Franklin, Frankton, Greencastle, Greenfield, Greenwood, Indianpaolis, Ingalls, Lapel, Lwarence, Lebanon, Martinsville, McCordsville, Meridian Hills, Monrovia, Mooresville, Morristown, Nashville, New Palestine, New Whiteland, Noblesville, Pendleton, Pittsboro, Plainfield, Princes Lakes, Shelbyville, Sheridan, Southport, Speedway, St. Paul, Thortown, Trafalgar, Warren Park, Westfield, Whiteland, Whitestown, and Zionsville), A+ Images can help.
Not located in one of these cites? We also service Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Evansville, Northwest Indiana, along with the entire country! Contract embroidery pricing is also available.

For questions about embroidery or digitizing, please contact Doug via email, or call 317-405-8955.