Custom caps are the ideal accessory for brand building, community events, sports games, corporate outings, and more. From visors to baseball hats, bucket hats, snapbacks, beanies, fitted hats, and more, there are hundreds of styles.
Cap is one such accessory that pulls your entire look together. Cap is a resistant product, which means it is hard to break and you can order them in large quantities.
Creating custom caps has many advantages, given that it has no gender or size restrictions.
Here are some tips for techniques, colors, artwork, and more that will help you understand custom caps.
#1 Choose the right hat
There are several hat types out there that are well worth considering for your store. With the likes of snapbacks, beanies, trucker hats, and more, the customization options are vast.
However, most of the store owners tend to make the same mistake when it comes to customizing the hats.
They have one design that probably worked on t-shirts, and they try to implement on caps as well. Depending on the design, it can be a blunder.
So it is beneficial if you send the simplified version along with the detailed version of the hat to the manufacturer.
This is because; detailed versions can work great for specific techniques, but not for others.
Work with your designer, the more it can be manipulated, the more option your designer can provide you.
You need to understand the Pantone (Pantone Matching System) color codes for your design and logo. If you have the color codes, it will help the designer in creating a customized cap that will accurately represent your brand.
Using the Pantone Matching System, the designer can choose colors for embellishments, ink for sublimation, or thread for embroidery.
Further, make sure to consider limited color options so that the hat is able to sew well. If you are choosing multiple colors, ensure that the design has enough details.
#3 Pick an embroidery type
There are different techniques for embroidery the design.
You can select 3D puff embroidery, flat embroidery, or a mix of both. Flat embroidery technique has a flat thread laid on the hat. 3D puff embroidery technique has raised threads on the cap.
#4 Logos and Artwork
There are mainly two categories of digital art files – vector and raster. Vector images are created using anchor points that develop shapes in programs like CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator.
Raster art is made of pixels. Examples of raster files include PSD, TIFF, PNG, and JPG.
Vector files are preferred for designing logos, as they are high-resolution and easily editable.
The field of custom caps is vast. With the growing market for custom caps, there are plenty of design options available.
However, we recommend you go with the minimalist design. A simple and subtle look can have a striking impact on your product.
You need to work with the manufacturer to better understand aspects of custom caps.