Embroidered Caps, Screenprinting

The Next Big Thing in Seattle Cap Embroidery


The next big thing in Seattle Cap Embroidery is one of the classic techniques for customizing hats. You’ve probably seen it in tons of caps, and that’s for good reasons:

  • Embroidery stands up well to the type of wear and tear most hats take
  • Embroidery can also be sewn into rigid materials that lots of hats are made of.
  • Embroidery costs won’t increase if you add more colors
  • 3D Puff Embroidery is raised embroidery
  • Embroidery can be bold and easily visible from far away
  • A great choice is a Richardson #112 Cap. Richardson is a local Seattle and Oregon cap supplier to Northwest Custom Apparel.

Why Choose Embroidery

You’ll often see Seattle Cap Embroidery on trucker caps or hats for special events that participants wear. If you have a small design with lots of colors that needs to last a while, embroidery is a great choice.

Although Seattle Cap embroidery is probably the most popular way to personalize a hat, it’s not the only way! Some other techniques can work just as well.

Seattle Cap Embroidery

Cap Screen-Printing

It’s not always the right fit for your Seattle Cap screen-printing project, but it does work in some circumstances. The typical hat for Cap screen-printing is a foam trucker custom cap with screen-printing because they don’t usually have center seams. Seams can make cap screen-printing a design look a bit wonky when it’s printed. You’d also be able to screen print on soft military-type hats, as they don’t have center seams either.

Why choose cap screen-printing

  • You’ll get the best results with a custom hat that doesn’t have a center seam, making cap screen printing challenging.
  • You’ll also need to ensure you can access a place with the equipment needed to screen-print caps (not everywhere can!)
Seattle Caps with Heat Transfers
Transfer is a great option

Cap Transfers Printing

You can also use cap transfers to print cap transfers onto hats. They’re easier to handle than screen-printing because they let you print your design on a flat piece of paper and then place it onto your hat.

  • While cap CAD printing doesn’t last forever, they often fade from clothing because they’re washed often — that’s not the case with hats most of the time!
  • Transfers can also give you a higher level of detail

Again, like with screen printing, this works best with seamless caps.

The Richardson 112 “Farm Cap” Farmers Love

The Richardson 112, also known to farmers as the “Farm Cap.” Farmers in Eastern Washington choose the farm cap because it keeps your head cool. Eastern Washington farm towns like Pullman and Othello have summer temperatures in the 90s. Farmers driving John Deere wheat combines get hot. The trucker cap or Farm cap is breathable to cool farmers’ heads. According to the website “Washington Grown,” www.wagrown.com, wheat farmers in Whitman county wear their farm caps while harvesting wheat. Dana Herron, the owner of Tri-State Seed company in Connell, Washington, loves the Richardson 112 Farm Cap. Dana has nearly 50 years of expertise in the grass seed industry.

Erik Mickelson inside Northwest Custom Apparel’s Embroidered Cap Department

Where in Seattle to buy custom Seattle Cap embroidery

In conclusion, we suggest buying your custom Seattle Cap Embroidery from Seattle’s Northwest Custom Apparel, stitching caps since 1977. Moreover, embroidering is done locally in their shop of 15 Team Members. They carry popular brands like Richardson, Port Authority, and New Era. Contact a sales rep by filling out our contact form, and they will reach out to you. Furthermore, the Richardson 112 “Farm Cap” has an unbelievable wholesale inventory with Northwest Custom Apparel.

Snowing Building of the outside of Northwest Custom Apparel
Seattle’s Northwest Custom Apparel, Your Supplier of Custom Caps

About Erik Mickelson

Erik Mickelson is the author of Northwest Custom Apparel's blogs. Erik has been with Northwest Custom Apparel since 1996 after graduating from Washington State University and is the founder of the Apparel Graphic Academy. Trained by the custom graphic apparel industry's best, Mark Venit, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Embroidery Adventure blog. As they say, 'Experience is the best teacher.' We are proud to have Erik as part of our team!

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