How can I prepare my design for embroidery decoration?

To create a beautiful embroidery design, follow these below requirements and reach out if you have any questions or concerns about your design.

Ensure your file meets these requirements:

  • Accepted file formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, SVG, BMP, PDF
  • File resolution: Your file must be 300dpi for a high-quality design
  • File size: The maximum file size for embroidery is 25MB

Minimum sizes to keep in mind:

  • Minimum text size is 0.25” for lower case
  • Minimum thickness for details: 0.05”


  • Small text
  • Photography and photorealistic designs
  • Complex designs
  • Negative space within your design
  • Gradients and shading
  • Too many colours
  • Serif fonts

If you’d like more information or have more questions, please reach out to us by emailing

What areas of the product can I design?

Currently, the areas of a product you can design vary by product and material type. Areas we offer for printing are the front, back, right and left upper sleeve and left and right chest for embroidery. For products such as masks or hats, the areas available are limited because of less surface area. Currently, some jacket materials are only available for embroidery customization.

What is the difference in quality between 150 and 300 dpi?

The number of Dots Per Inch (dpi) is important to consider when you upload artwork to include in your Slaite collection. A printed image and an image viewed on a digital display vary in the number of dpi to showcase high quality and image integrity. A lower dpi will appear pixelated or will have other quality issues when its printed on a garment. At Slaite, we provide low quality warnings to avoid any low-quality printing.

What is dpi and resolution?

DPI stands for Dots Per Inch and resolution of a digital photo refers to the photo’s pixels. Slaite uses digital printing to customize your products. When printing digital artwork onto a garment, the dpi must be considerably higher than the pixels per inch (ppi) to produce similar quality to the video display of the artwork.

Your artwork must be a minimum of 300dpi to ensure your logo or design is rendered in high quality.

What is embroidery?

When using custom embroidery in your branded apparel, your design is sewn onto your chosen garment using a needle and polyester thread. A backing is placed on the inner portion of the garment to keep the stitches together to ensure the design does not unravel. Embroidery is a fully automated process wherein machines read a digitized pattern from a file to reproduce pattern.