Thursday, February 21, 2008

Performance & Moisture Wicking Fabrics!

It has been amazing, the interest we see in the new Moisture Wicking Fabrics this year. I am sure it is due to the huge advancements in brands, styles and fabrics are clearly seen in such brands as Port Authority, Chestnut Hill, Adidas and more. One of our customer's favorites is the K455, by Port Authority:

Put the moisture-wicking secret weapon of our Rapid DryT technology to work for you. Our fabric wicks moisture away from the body to the surface where it evaporates, keeping you comfortable and dry. This soft, breathable fabric is a superstar performer for any situation where you might need a little extra confidence and moisture protection. Fabric/Style: 5.6-ounce, 60/40 cotton/poly baby pique, Rapid DryT; hemmed sleeves, double-needle stitched, side vents. Features 3-button placket with pearlized buttons. Adult sizes: XS-6XL
Embroider your custom logo on the left chest for just $20-25.00 depending on quantity.

We also offer the Moisture wicking T-shirt options as well. Embroidered with your custom logo for just $17.00 in quantity. Combine any of the performance wicking fabric styles and get the volume discount!

Embroidering on these fabrics takes great finesse and expertise. If an embroiderer uses the wrong needles, cheap backing or has tensions too tight...OR digitizes your logo with too high of a density the embroidery will be compromised. Make sure when ordering these garments that you choose a embroidery company with years of experience like OMD.

Moisture wicking caps are also available and another huge hit with our customers.

Inquire today to try them! You won't be disappointed!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Starting with great graphics

I talked a little bit on our custom embroidery website about quality digitizing but we can even go back a bit more and address the need for putting time into designing a great logo, right from the start. A logo that is not only eye catching but also embroidery friendly. Sometimes logos are beautiful but far too intense to maintain the integrity of the logo for embroidery.

Hiring a professional graphic artist is key to doing it right. My friend, Lisa Boudreau lives in New Brunswick and she has an amazing talent to create graphics that turns heads. She designed our logo and banner for our embroidery website. Go check it's fantastic. She doesn't advertise much, because she doesn't have to, but if you would like to contact her, here is her email address: I highly recommend her, she is above and beyond any graphic artist I have ever worked with.

We would also like to take a moment to thank a very special man who gave us some incredible tips on creating a search engine friendly website. Our newly revamped site would not have achieved such great success without the help of this man along with my good friend Lisa, my graphic artist friend who helped me turn my mediocre site into something special.

New products will be added weekly and we hope you like it. Any feedback would be awesome. As always, we at OMD Embroidery look forward to serving you.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Embroidery, the absolute best way to promote!

The business world encompasses many different facets of groups. But it doesn't matter what group you belong to, promoting your business is key to success, growth and longevity. Embroidered Apparel is an excellent way to promote your business! Whether you are in a high pressure Corporate environment, or as in this photo, out sled jouring with your horse and promoting your American Curly Horse, it is all part of the business world and making your name known, making your product stand above the rest. No matter where you are, you are a walking, talking billboard. The quality of your custom embroidery says alot about who you are and what you represent. That is why we take great pride in making you look GREAT! We do all our own digitizing in house and we make sure your logo looks the best! That logo represents YOU and what you stand for -- it sends a very powerful message!

Here at OMD we do alot of Corporate Apparel for both small and large corporate businesses, however we also do a great degree of embroidered clothing for horse farms, breeders, hunter jumper & dressage clinics and as you saw in the below post, family reunions. For events like this, embroidered clothing can bring about a team spirit with fellow employees and members.

We especially like to do full jacket backs on our embroidered jackets because we feel it is classy, very visible and shows off your embroidered logo the best. Pricing for a full back is not on our site, you will have to inquire, but we do have many options to choose from - click here: Embroidered Jackets

Come and visit us today and inquire on how you can stand out above the rest with Quality Embroidered clothing for your business!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Embroidered Jackets to Celebrate a Special Lady!


The best part about our job is when our customers share their special occasions with us! Here is a happy group who since 2004 have invited us to join them in the celebration of Dorothy's Birthday by having us provide embroidered apparel each year for the event. Way back then, Dorothy celebrated her 101st birthday! 2008 marks her 105th! Rich sends us a picture every year and we enjoy seeing such happy faces, so far away, all wearing their OMD embroidered clothing! It brings us a great deal of satisfaction when our customers return year after year and they become like family, good friends.

Last week we had a really big, major rush order to fill and we were in the midst of a huge snow storm here in Michigan. There was even a civil emergency out, city streets were completely closed in Sault Ste Marie and UPS planes were grounded! It is the first time in 28 years that UPS did not have trucks on the road (which meant to pick up or delivery!) and even our local banks were shut down. We had extremely high winds, icy roads and viability of ZERO. The Mackinac Bridge was also closed most of the day. This huge storm took place ON THE DAY, this rush order HAD to go OUT --- OVERNITE! Our nearest UPS hub is 45 min. away and the only chance of that order having a chance of going out was if we hand delivered it to the hub the middle of the blizzard no less. Well, have 4WD - will travel! So we headed out to get those boxes there --- with the conditions it took 3 hours to get there and back and then we had to wait to see if somehow, someway UPS would be able to fly those packages out later that day. We held our breath. First thing in the a.m. I checked the tracking number and much to my surprise, UPS was ON TIME and the packages DID make it into the hands of our customer promptly and in perfect condition! We were relieved and happy - as was the customer.

Meeting our customer's deadline is really important to Tom and I. If it is within our power, we will do it. Tom and I both come from strong entrepreneur families, so we know the importance of personal Quality Service. My Dad owned his own Construction business in Alpena, Michigan & Tom's Grandfather had his own Meat Market in Farmington Michigan, Tom's Dad started his own private Insurance company....and his Mom owned an Antique gift shop in Farmington, Michigan for years. I guess you could say we believe in the type of service that is a bit rare these days. It isn't just about 'getting' the customer, it is about KEEPING them.

We hope you will visit our website and see what we have to offer. Our site has been a bit revamped with some new drop down menus which is best viewed with Internet Explorer.

Embroidered Shirts , Embroidered Jackets
and alot of wonderful Woven shirts for Corporate Apparel

Contact Denise today for help: or call 800-485-1766 Today!