How to Price Embroidery Monogramming

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The prices of embroidery monogramming can vary as greatly as the monogram designs themselves. One of the elements that goes into embroidery monogramming pricing is whether you are selecting standardized letters or seeking a customized monogram. If you desire a customized monogram, there is usually a cost involved for digitizing a design that you created or for hiring an artist to create an embroidery monogram design. Some embroidery design companies specialize in digitizing and replicating antique monograms.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Spreadsheet
  • Embroidery machine
  • Thread

Determine the specifics of your embroidery monogramming order. Is the order 2, 200, or 1000 items? What are the monogram's letters, their sizes, and the font? What are the thread colors your need? Look at the embroidery thread color charts offered by each company, as these can vary considerably.

Create a spreadsheet in a computer program or use a sheet of notebook paper to list your options for the embroidery monogramming order. Be sure to including shipping and handing, setup fees, and order processing times, if applicable.

Call local embroidery shops and get price quotes for the embroidery monogramming. Enter these results on your spreadsheet or list.

Go online and get embroidery monogramming quotes from online companies. You will need to fill out the price quote forms online. When you receive the price quotes, which can take from a few hours to a few days, add these monogramming quotes to your spreadsheet or list.

Determine if buying an embroidery machine is a feasible option for you to complete the work in-house. Get quotes on embroidering machines by different manufacturers, as well as thread and materials needed to complete the monogramming. Don’t forget to add the cost of the person who will run the machine; even if he is one of your own employees, he has an hourly cost. Add the quotes to your spreadsheet or list.

Decide on the best option for embroidery monogramming and put in the order, or purchase the embroidery machine and start monogramming the items.

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