Does it cost more to embroider on the front and back of hats?
Yes, embroidering on both the front and back of hats rather than just one side only will definitely raise the price. The reason for this is that unlike screen printing, which is priced based heavily on the number of colors being printed, embroidery is priced based on the number of locations, size of the location, and the number of stitches.
Since doing both sides of a hat doubles the number of locations being embroidered compared to just one side, and since it will also add stitches, then it will raise the price of the order. By the same token doing front, back, and one of the sides will raise the price even more and the most expensive option would be to do embroider on the front, back, and both sides. In general any one, two, or three locations will cost about the same. That means that it won't impact the price if you would rather do your design on the back only, or on one side only, rather than on the front only. By the same token doing the front and one side would cost the same as doing front and back, or doing back and one side. The main thing to keep in mind is how many overall locations you are using.
Generally it will also be more cost effective to put everything in the fewest number of locations. For example doing a logo on the front and text on the back will be more expensive than doing logo AND text on the front only.
There can be many reasons for wanting to add to the overall number of embroidery locations however. It can create a more unique looking design or maybe it just fits better with your overall concept of what you want. We're definitely not trying to discourage you from doing multiple locations and are very happy to accommodate the order. We just want to make sure that you understand the way the pricing works so that you can make the most informed decision that will be best for your design and your budget!
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