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)
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.