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4 Tips for Custom Hat Embroidery

When you want to get the word out about your business, club, or team, there’s no better way than using custom hat embroidery. Hats embroidered with your logo or message will spark a keen interest in your organization and help make you stand out from the crowd. 

If you’ve got a business, custom embroidered hats are a great way to advertise your products and/or services to boost your reputation and sales.  We’ve put together a few tips to help you pick the best-embroidered custom hats that will help ensure your hats get noticed and send the right message.  

1. Decide What Type of Hats You Need

The first order of business is to choose the type of blank hats you want to embroider. Here at Delusion MFG, we’ve got all the most popular choices in blank custom hats including: 

  • Blank 5 Panel Hats: Good-looking and versatile, 5-panel hats are great for sun protection and come in many materials from warm tweed to breezy seersucker. 
  • Blank Trucker Hats:  These hats are extremely popular and are worn by many movers and shakers as fashion accessories.
  • Blank Corduroy Unconstructed Hats: These great-looking hats are real head-turners, plus they’re perfect for cold-weather wear. 
  • Blank Dad Caps: Classic everyday hats both men and women love and they come in a variety of colors, fits, and fabrics. 
  • Blank Beanies: Everybody loves beanies! These hats work in various climates, and especially winter. They’re colorful, comfy, and stylish. 

Take a look at all your hat choices, consider your budget and needs, then pick your favorite hat style, color, and fit. Then move on to the next tip.

2. Choose Your Custom Hat Embroidery Design 

With custom hat embroidery, it’s important to keep your design simple. While embroidery looks amazing, it does come with some detail limitations. Your design shouldn’t include very intricate details or fine, thin lines. Avoid using small text and stick with larger, legible text and artwork instead.

If you don’t have a message or logo already, think of what designs people enjoy seeing and talking about.  Food is one idea that people love as are animals and pets. Clever sayings or plays on words are also great ideas. 

3. Narrow Down Your Choices

Think about the custom embroidered hats you’ve noticed recently for some inspiration. Make a shortlist of possible design selections. Then ask your friends, co-workers, or family members for their opinions. Eliminate the least popular choices until you’ve found the perfect design for your organization that grabs attention and sends the right message. 

4. Ask Us for Custom Embroidery Hat Help! 

The team at Delusion MFG lives and breathes custom hats. We love helping our customers make the right choices! If you’re unsure of what type of hats to choose or need some design ideas or inspiration, reach out to us today and we’ll help. With a wide selection of blank hats at low everyday prices, you can’t go wrong with Delusion MFG! 

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10 Color Trends for 2019

Color is an art form, and with the endless spectrum of visible light, viewing conditions, shades, and base colors. The range of color one can achieve in various circumstances is infinite.

We are still creating and discovering new colors to this day and using them as guides for branding and fabric options at Delusion MFG, and I do not see this slowing down for a long, long time.

With that being said you may be asking yourself, “how am I should I go about choosing a color for my artwork, branding, fabric or everyday fashion ensemble?”

The best way to choose a color for future endeavors is by using Pantone Colors, these are the easiest to work with when generating artwork and matching fabric colors. Pantone color pallets and swatches are used for many custom headwear manufactures.

Any designer will tell you that these colors despite their fancy names and numbers hold vital information when it comes to color scales that are used digitally to pinpoint an accurate method for producing these in various mediums.

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I remember early on in Art Classes we were taught the acronym for a man’s name to remember the order of the rainbow / color spectrum; ROY G. BIV. Does this ring a bell? This could be one of the most important pieces of information you can obtain when using color because you not only learn the gradual change in color but allows you to choose secondary colors based on a position on the color wheel.

In this blog post, we will discuss both new colors developed based on previous trends, and how sometimes sticking to what you know results in a high success rate.

The spectrum never ends, but some trends do.

10 Trendy Colors for 2019

1. Raven (Pantone 19-0000 TCX)

Pantone color "raven"

This color’s name is representative of what you would imagine the color to be, a dark and mysterious shade of dark grey that does not quite reach a full-blown black, but quite close. Raven will add a nice professional look based on its position between a dark grey and black; while offering a very complimentary base for most colors to match secondarily.

2. Deep Water (Pantone 18-4032 TCX)

Pantone color "deep water"

Deep Water is a great centerground between light and dark blue. This color would be a great base or complimentary color for whites, creams, and other neutral colors.

3. High Risk Red (Pantone 18-1763 TCX)

Pantone color "high risk red"

No risk, no reward is the perfect description for this color. A seemingly medium red with bold characteristics will work well with someone looking to make a statement.

4. Oriole (Pantone 17-1350 TCX)

Pantone color "oriole"

The first time I noticed this color and saw the name it was clear to think of the Baltimore Orioles logo, which contains a nice bright orange to really make a statement in contrast to the black in the bird design. This same contrast could be a vital tool to bring your style together.

5. Spectra Yellow (Pantone 14-0957 TCX)

Pantone color "spectra yellow"

Sounds futuristic doesn’t it? This shade of medium to bright yellow is a statement color as well and will work great to draw attention to a branding area or article of clothing.

6. Treetop (Pantone 18-0135 TCX)

Pantone color "tree top"

A nice mixture of army and forest green, this subtle natural green would pair nicely with neutrals but also be a nice middle ground of sticking with what you know and making a statement.

7. Straw (Pantone 13-0922 TCX)

Pantone color "straw"

Straw is the epitome of a great neutral color, gaining its base from tan and beige. This color is one of the types of shades that I believe will only continue to gain popularity regardless of medium.

8. Tofu (Pantone 11-4801 TCX)

Pantone color "tofu"

Whether you like tofu or not, this is a great use of an off-white. Again, falling in the group that I would consider neutral, something like this works well with anything (as most neutral colors will).

9. Autumn Maple (Pantone 17-1145 TCX)

Pantone color "autumn maple"

Who doesn’t like fall? This color embodies a fall vibe and natural look that will be popular year-round. This color falls between an orange and brown, creating a nice mix.

10. Shaded Spruce (Pantone 19-4324 TCX)

Pantone color "shaded spruce"

This mix of blue and green presents a darker teal color for those who want to make a statement but not too over the top. We sometimes do not see enough of this type of shade, but I believe it will continue to gain popularity both in the street and high fashion industries, as well as home décor.

7 Eye Popping Colors for 2019

1 Island Paradise (Pantone 14-4620 TCX)

Pantone color "island paradise"

2. Pink Yarrow (Pantone 17-2034 TCX)

Pantone color "pink yarrow"

3. Carmine Rose (Pantone 17-2230 TCX)

Pantone color "carmine rose"

4. Hawaiian Surf (Pantone 18-4538 TCX)

Pantone color "hawaiian surf"

5. Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838 TCX)

Pantone color "ultra violet"

6. Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463 TCX)

Pantone color "tangerine tango"

7. Turmeric (Pantone 15-1264 TCX)

Pantone color "turmeric"

Pro-Tip: Some colors will never go out of style. Colors such as white, black, and other neutrals will always be popular in their purest form. Always consider this when putting together your palette.

While some choose to go quietly, don’t be afraid to be bold and different. Use your brand message and content / context as a guide for your color choices.

Colors can relay meaning, message and emotion.

We wish you the best of luck moving forward into the New Year and please do not hesitate to drop and questions comments directly on this blog page for us to lend some knowledge!

Be sure to check out our 6 style trends in 2019 too, it pairs nicely with this article.

Why Believe Delusion MFG

Because we have seen the results firsthand. We have been involved in the custom apparel industry since 2008, with previous experience in the brand apparel sector and hospitality industry. That’s almost 10 years of experience! We have seen how not only society and technology has continued to change but the growth of the small business. Delusion MFG can proudly say that we continue to team up with business (from big to small) around the world! We gladly lend our hand in helping businesses grow and succeed on the custom apparel spectrum.

Want some inspiration to get you started?  Feel free to check out our Instagram page. Our page shows just a fraction of the products we have created working with our customers.

Also, make sure to browse our wide selection of products from hats to leather patches and everything in between on Delusion MFG’s site.