Embroidery vs. Screen Printing: Which Decoration Method Is Better?

Pro-Tuff Decals has been your trusted and experienced partner when it comes to delivering custom and professional sports garments. Regardless of the outdoor sports you play, you need to have the proper apparel. The right clothing will ensure greater comfort and convenience while providing greater stability and security as you move around the court.

Embroidery vs. Screen Printing

We design and offer custom sports garments at affordable rates. Our sports apparel can be customized to match your performance, comfort, and style requirements. We can add your team’s logo and the players’ names and numbers on the apparel by using embroidery or screen-printing technology. You can request either option that best suits your unique needs and budget.

Here is what you need to know about our embroidery and screen-printing services:


With embroidery, your logo is added by stitching directly into the fabric. It provides more dimensions to the material and makes your logo look its very best.

Screen Printing

With screen printing, your logo is added by squeezing ink directly onto the fabric through mesh screens. Screen printing can blend well with the fabric, allowing the creation of large, detailed designs.

Embroidery Vs. Screen Printing

Before you decide whether embroidery or screen printing is right for you, consider what each one has to offer and the purposes they serve.

  • Cost Incurred

    The cost you incur will depend on several factors such as the complexity of your logo design, your preferred customization location- whether it’s on the back, front or sides, the size of the design, and the type of garment. The cost of an embroidered logo does not vary with the number of colors, but extensive and detailed designs can be comparatively difficult to be embroidered, hence costing more.

    With screen printing, the number of colors in your logo design makes a huge difference. A separate mesh screen is needed for each color in your logo design and the cost will increase accordingly. Large, detailed designs can be easily added with screen printing.

  • Durability

    Both embroidered and screen-printed logos can last as long as they are properly taken care of. One of the issues with screen printing is, the design can crack and fade with time, especially if they are not washed carefully. On the other hand, embroidery does not fade or crack, but very rarely, the stitching can be damaged or snagged.

  • Suitability

    Embroidery is best suited for heavier or thick garments, as thin and light-weight garments may shrink when embroidered. You can choose embroidery for your sports apparel, hoodies, caps, and t-shirts. Screen printing is a suitable option if a larger logo has to be printed on the back of your t-shirts, hoodies, or any other thin or stretchy garments.

Both embroidered and screen-printing designs look good and last long. Choose the one depending on the size of your logo design and colors involved, the type of garment you want to customize, and your budget.

Here are some of our stylish and unique collections of polos and embroidered shirts:

  • N363807 Nike Golf Dri-Fit Micro Pique Polo

    These super-soft polyester micro pique polos are designed with moisture-management technology, flat knit collar, and three-button placket with a Nike logo on the left sleeve. 

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  • PL219 Ladies Fleece Vest

    Made of 100% polyester, this super-soft, mid-weight fleece vest is an ideal choice for cooler temperatures. These jackets come with a reverse coil zipper as well as an open hem with drawcord and toggles for adjustability. These also have knotted zipper pulls, twill-taped neck, chin guard, tricot-lined armholes, and front zippered pockets. 

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  • G8800 Dry Blend Polo

    Made of cotton and dry blend polyester, these jerseys come with tubular-knit construction, moisture-wicking technology, and an embroidered logo on the left chest. 

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  • B3347 Badger Fusion Polo

    Made of heathered polyester, our fusion polo shirts come with moisture-management and antimicrobial technology. These shirts feature contrast shoulder and sleeve inserts on the front and back of the shirt as well as a solid knit collar, three-button placket, tape back neck, vented double-needle hemmed bottom, and an embroidered badger logo on the back neck. 

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  • Gildan Dryblend Ladies Pique Sport Shirt 

    These polyester and ring-spun cotton polo shirts are made of moisture-wicking technology. They feature a contoured welt collar, three color-matching buttons, side seam, side vents, a finished placket with a reinforced bottom box, pad printed neck label and double-satin shoulder label, and needle sleeves and bottom hems.

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  • A7712 Augusta Ladies Rival Jacket

    Made of 100% polyester matte brushed tricot, our ladies rival jackets come with a front zipper, contrast-color inserts on the front of the shirt and sleeves, elastic cuffs, two angled welt pockets, raglan sleeves, and an open bottom. 

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  • PF217 Fleece Jacket 

    These soft, lightweight polyester fleece jacket feature a chin guard, twill-taped neck, knotted-zipper pulls, reverse coil zipper, front-zipped pockets, and open cuffs with a drawcord hem that includes toggles for adjustability.

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  • A7722 Augusta Tour De Force Jacket

    Designed with 100% polyester matte brushed tricot, these jackets come with a center front zipper, front pockets, half-elastic cuffs, raglan sleeves with contrast piping at the bottom and side, and open bottom.  

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  • SJST72 Solid V-Neck Wind Jacket

    Made of 100% polyester, our solid V-neck wind jackets feature simple lines with a true team-oriented style. These jackets feature jersey lining with mesh insets at gussets for added breathability. They have a rib-knit V-neck collar, raglan sleeves, left side seam zipper for easy on/off, comfortable self-fabric cuffs, articulated elbows for greater mobility, drawcord hem with toggle, and side pockets.  

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Pro-Tuff Decals

Pro-Tuff Decals, based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has been producing professional quality - customized sports helmets, sportswear, sports accessories, stickers, garments and equipment for customers of all age groups to stand out in leagues since 1987. We at Pro-Tuff takes every care to enliven the zest for sports which is fading gradually by creating logos, dog tags, car magnets, creative stickers with an option to customize as per your interest. We take pride in providing everything that a sports team needs and cheer them on fields that too in a quick turnaround time of just 48 hours.


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