Pointers for designing your caps  (more…)

…and how to choose between the two (more…)

This month we’re looking into how the cycling club, Hub Vélo, promotes its brand.


We understand you’re often working on a set budget so we always try to help figure out the most cost effective way to get your orders made.

While our prices do depend on many factors; such as, artwork, order size, garment quality, and deadline, we’ve put together a list of some tips to keep your costs down and save a bit of money on your order.


Whether you’re looking to add your brand logo to some caps, or you’re after a durable and professional finish for your team uniforms, we can help out.


We understand it can be tricky deciding which polo shirt to go for when faced with our vast selection. This post outlines how the brands vary and which fabric compositions take to the various print processes the best. We normally advise against custom embroidering onto t-shirts. The is because stitches pull the fine cotton inward where the needle enters and as a result it can often pucker or distort the logo. This is why you normally only see embroidered polo shirts.

Digitally embroidered polo shirts make a great first impression for any business or company. These custom polo shirts are very comfortable to wear, the collar is instantly smarter when compared to a crew neck t-shirt. This is because of their tapered neckline that is 2 or 3 buttoned fused, and the ribbed collar and cuff detailing. Polo shirt fabric is also harder wearing and often doesn’t require much ironing – which makes them perfect for everyday wear.

Polo Shirts for Digital Embroidery

ANY of the polo shirts we stock are suitable for digital embroidery. This is because polo shirts are milled in such a way that the fabric is heavier. This type of fabric construction can withstand the embroidery needle and thread pulling taut on the garment.

We recommend: Any polo shirt by the brand Henbury. They have a fantastic range of styles and cuts to chose from, all of which embroidery nicely.

 Stripe Collar Polo Shirt (HB283)

Polo Shirts for Direct to Garment Printing and Transfer Printing

100% cotton polo shirts only. We don’t recommend DTG or Transfer printing onto polo shirts, but we can still do so if required. DTG and Transfer printing does not always adhear to the textured surface of a polo shirt that well, especially when the polo shirt is not 100% cotton. This means piqué (posh word for a courser weave texture) and poly/cotton blend shirts are a no no here.

We recommend: Fruit of the Loom Premium 100% Cotton Polo

FOTL Premium 100% Cotton Polo

Polo Shirts for Screen Printing

One brilliant thing about screen printing is that you can screen print onto almost any kind of fabric composition, having said that, we don’t recommend printing small, detailed logos onto polo shirt material as the distort the details in the logo. Screen Printing large, bold text such as “EVENT STEWARD” or “REFEREE” onto the back of a polo shirts is easily done, and will last very well.

We recommend: B&C Collection. The weave is slightly finer, they also run a little more fitted too.

Safran Polo Shirt (BA301)

Here’s why we think embroidered polo shirts are a great way to promote your business…

embroidery machines and logo on polo shirt


They’re smart.
Polo shirts are instantly smarter and more professional looking when compared to a crew neck t-shirt. The collar detail, ribbed cuffs and button down detail makes an instant impression and they don’t cost much more than the crew neck t-shirt we supply.

Comfort and wearability.
Polo shirts are indeed smarter, but you don’t have to compromise on comfort. We stock a fantastic range of polo shirts that are ideal for any requirement. For an image conscious brand; we have a selection of slim fit polos to choose from. Where fabric performance is important – we have ClimaCool® polo shirts, and also heavy weight styles for warmth or durability. We also stock long sleeve styles, ladies polos, specialty sports polos and kids polo shirts. And because no one likes ironing, we also stock EasyCare® polos!

Fantastic uniform garments.
Embroidered polo shirts are one of the top garment choices for uniforms. A branded polo is all you need to make a good impression. This is why so many businesses choose it as uniform wear, instead of expensive head to toe bespoke garments.

They’re hard wearing.
As polo shirts are more heavyweight in general (when compared to t-shirts) they are instantly more hard wearing. The fabric is built and manufactured in a completely different way, which means they can withstand constant wear and tear.

Satisfaction guaranteed.
We pride ourselves in creating the best customisation outcome possible. Before any of the garment embroidery goes ahead, we send you an embroidered swatch image of your logo via email in order for you to see the thread colours and composition. Only then do we go ahead with embroidering your chosen polo shirts.


Here at Icon Printing we specialise in digital polo shirt embroidery. We have an experienced team who can customise as few as ten or as many as 1000+ polo shirts. We are able to cater to whatever requirements you may have, such as brand colour matching, over sized embroidery and logo artworking/digitizing. Embroidered polo shirts give an instant professional touch and make a fantastic option for work and team wear.

All our polo shirt embroidery takes place in London, for any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Tel – 0207 183 8431