Embroidery involves stitching designs using a needle and thread or yarn. Most commercial embroidery is made by machine. Embroidery gives a strong, vivid effect. Stitch count refers to the number of stitches it takes to create the design. Larger, more complicated designs require a higher stitch count.
This process is best used for a single or 2 colour logo which can be easily applied to products with direct screening. Decorating is achieved by pressing ink through a fine mesh screen, leaving a colour imprint on the fabric's surface. High visibility at a low cost!
For more information see Wikipedia's page on Screen Printing
Multi-colour logos are applied to products through the use of transfers. Logos are first reverse-screened onto a paper like material. The complete logo is then applied to the fabric's surface with heat & pressure.
The new technology of digital transfers allows for the production of more detailed logos, or the reproduction of photo quality finishes. The images are printed directly onto the transfer and then applied to the fabric's surface with heat and pressure.
Custom badging is a fantastic decoration method to create a premium promotional product. You can customize the badge to your logo and choose from a variety of style to suit. Badges can be created to almost any shape, and can be antiqued, black highlighted and even in colour.
Heat press for fabric screen printing, October 2016, digital image, Scrud 123, viewed 17 March 2017, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heat_press_for_fabirc_screen_printing.jpg