Embroidered trucker caps are the number 1 selling hat in 2022. They are a great marketing and advertising tool to promote your business. Erik Mickelson believes that when it comes to logoed headwear, less is more. Erik says, "keep it simple, stupid" by limiting detail and letters smaller than 1/4" in your embroidery. You can ensure legible embroidery by tracing your logo with a Sharpie felt tip pen.
Embroidered Trucker Caps for Your Business
Custom embroidered trucker caps bring you the best of both worlds. Marketing and human resource departments use custom logoed caps as giveaways and employee morale boosters—construction companies giveaway caps to current and potential customers as a thank you for their business. Construction company owners purchase trucker caps due to the lightweight mesh breathability for their employees during the warm, humid summer days. The trucker cap is essential in states like California, Arizona, and Eastern Washington, where daytime temperatures soar to 100 degrees.
Custom Patches make Trucker caps Unique.
Embroidered patches have been our specialty since we started with two embroidery machines in 1977. Custom patches are sewn or heat pressed to the front of a trucker cap creating a 3D effect that makes your design quickly read from a distance. The outer border of the patch looks like a thick thread and is called patch merrow. It is sewn on by a specialty sewing machine called a merrow machine that has been used for 100 years. It takes practice to become an expert using the merrow machine. We have skilled staff that knows how to merrow a crisp and tight border to the patch, making it a prestige piece of artwork.
Embroidered Trucker Hats Wholesale
Trucker caps can be purchased in bulk wholesale, and you will save a considerable amount of money. Trucker caps come in cartons of 144 caps or sleeves with 24 caps. The best savings will be purchasing your caps in cartons since the supplier doesn't have to break out the caps in individual sleeves. The carton contains the same style and color cap; you can't mix or match to receive the savings. The caps will come blank with no logo, and you will need to locate an embroidery shop for your decoration. Northwest Custom Apparel specializes in embroidery decorating trucker caps with four dedicated Tajima cap machines.
The reason trucker caps have mesh.
Trucker caps earned their name from the long-haul truck drivers in the mid-1970s. Big rigs rarely had air conditioning, and truckers needed a way to keep their heads cool in the swelting months in Georgia. Wearing a traditional wool baseball cap would be like sticking your head into a sauna. Cledus Snow, a long-haul truck driver from Texarkana, complained about his head sweating while making his beer run from Texas to Georgia. When Cledus returned home, he ripped a screen from his window and sewed it to the back of his baseball cap, creating the first known trucker cap.
Erik Mickelson (right) is a 2nd generation embroider and grew up in his family's embroidery shop. Erik has 25 years in the industry and is happy to answer any questions regarding custom embroidered trucker caps. You ca reach Erik at Northwest Custom Apparel by telephone at 800-851-3671 or on his personal mobile number at 253-229-9214 (feel free to text)
I created a zip code search for custom embroidered trucker caps and their average price based on the Washington State zip code, county, and city. The price is for a standard mesh snap-back, high-profile cap with an 8,000 stitch embroidered logo with an order quantity of 24 caps. As of July 2022, these prices should have another 5% increase before year-end due to inflation.
The trucker cap prices range from $13.50 to $13.85 in some cities due to the higher cost of living, and the median cost is $13.60. A buying tip is if you can order more than 72 caps, you will receive a quantity discount, so always check with your embroidery shop before ordering the minimum-sized order.
Choose a reputable embroidery shop
There is over 1,000 embroidery shops in Washington State, but you aren't comparing apples to apples, so do your research before deciding on the shop that will embroider your trucker caps, so you don't end up being disappointed.
Tips to selecting an embroidery shop
Embroidered Trucker Cap Pricing for Washington Zipcodes
Erik Mickelson is a 2nd Generation embroider and is currently the Operations Manager at his family's embroidery shop Northwest Embroidery
"We sold out of the Ram Caps within 6 months", says owner Jim Mickelson.
Ram Headwear was our flagship brand back in the 1980s and was very successful in the Pacific Northwest. The Ram style cap was one of the most sought-after caps for the construction and service industries. The Ram name disappeared in the 1990s due to the ease of purchasing caps locally from cap suppliers like Richardson and Port Authority. However, Ram Headwear did make a short reappearance in 2003 when we imported 10,000 caps with the Ram label.
In what capacity are the Ram caps coming back?
New Ram Style 112 inspired by Richardson Caps
Our inspiration for our new style #R112 is from legendary Richardson Headwear, who is the premier cap supplier since 1976. The new R112 is similar to the Richardson 112, but with some new bells and whistles. such as a softer plastic snapback. The R112 plastic was developed by Israeli scientists that helped develop the Kornit ink system. Using the organic plastic composition used for the ink, we were able to use that technology to create an organic snapback.
Ram Headwear Distributors
The RAM cap will be available late 2022 or early 2023, pending a patent on the snap back. Once the patent is completed RAM will have an exclusive on this snap back. Soon as inventory is available the following suppliers will be distributing the RAM cap throughout the United States.
The name Caps USA is a new brand coming from Yopong Headwear out of Korea. Caps USA warehouse is located in Renton, Washington with many different styles of caps to choose from. Caps USA is private labeling our RAM Headwear and should be available for sale in late 2022 or early 2023. If you need caps sooner we have stock without the RAM label in the style R112. It's our flagship cap with the snapback. Colors Available
- Mossy Green
- Metallic Pea
- Coldwater Blue
- Maverick Navy
- Jet Black
Cap Embroidery Available
Northwest Custom Apparel is the source for all the CAPS USA embroidery. Caps USA is a warehousing and fulfillment company in Seattle, Washington located at 6050 E Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington (206-626-4443)
Erik Mickelson ,the Operations Manager since 1996 is a 2nd generation embroider. Erik started fulltime in his family's company after is graduation from Washington State University in 1996.