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Printing & Embroidery Guide

FR Embroidery Guidelines

Personalize your FR gear. Embroider your company logo or name and make it your own.

In-house services

We have you covered with our in-house direct embroidery services. We can simply digitize your logo for embroidery or bring your idea to life by creating original vector artwork. Just submit your logo idea or artwork and we do the rest.

Quality

We carry a huge selection of thread colors and guarantee that our embroideries will be high quality and color accurate. Samples for approval available upon request.

Compliance

To offer embroidery at the best prices, we standardize by using synthetic threads. Please note that FR thread is not required for FR clothing embroidery. FR thread is available upon request. Colors may be limited.

pick your placement

Use the guides below to choose the logo placement that works best for you.

OSHA & ASTM

OSHA does not have specific regulations regarding embroidery on FR and AR clothing. They recommend reviewing the ASTM standards to help determine embroidery requirements.

ASTM F1506—10a does not prohibit the use of synthetic thread. Recommendation: If (logos) are constructed of non-flame-resistant materials (such as polyester or rayon), their overall area should be minimized on the garment. For example, large company logos across the back of the garment should not be applied. In addition, the use of several logos over the entire garment should be avoided.

NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association also does not prohibit the use of non-FR thread embroidery. Section 1.3.4: The requirements of this standard shall not apply to accessories that might be attached to flame-resistant garments. Section 7.1.4.1: Labels and emblems (logos) shall not be required to be tested for heat resistance. The 2023 NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E standards also state that if non-flame-resistant emblems are attached to the exterior of a garment, the maximum number should be five with no individual emblem covering an area greater than 16 in 2 or the total area from all these emblems covering an area of greater than 40 in 2.

ready to embroider?

Simply go to the product page you are interested in and start shopping. Choose the embroidery options you prefer and follow the prompts to complete your order.

FR Printing guidelines

Stand out on the job. Personalize your FR gear with printed logos or your own custom design.

In-house services

We can print just one! No minimums. Add your company logo or custom design to almost any of our FR T-shirt styles. We can simply digitize your logo for print or bring your idea to life by creating original vector artwork. Just submit your logo idea or artwork and we do the rest.

Quality

We can print virtually any design or image. Printing on FR clothing however has some limitations. Our team can make adjustments or recommendations for your design to ensure the best looking and compliant result. Samples for approval available upon request.

Compliance

To protect the integrity of our FR materials, we do not print with traditional plastisol inks common on most screen printed shirts. Our inks are water-based to ensure the FR properties are unchanged. We recommend washing any printed items prior to wearing.

Benchmark FR Prints

Benchmark FR T-shirts that are printed in-house may look more subdued than store bought T-shirts. Our water-based ink process is not as vibrant as traditional plastisol ink printing. The photo example above shows a colorful design that is printed without a white base, making the colors look translucent. Prints will be colorful, but not as vibrant as plastisol prints.

Traditional Prints

Traditional screen printing can achieve more vibrant results using plastisol inks. Plastisol is not recommended for FR clothing because it can be flammable. Using a white ink base under a color design helps the colors look as bright as possible. White water-based ink, when compared to white plastisol is not as vibrant, resulting in an overall subdued finished product.

PICK YOUR PLACEMENT

Use the guides below to choose the style and placement that works best for you.

ready to print?

Head over to the Custom T-Shirt page and start shopping. If you're ready to brand your gear but have more questions, please contact us! We can help answer any questions you have.

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