"Donna not sure if Josh is still around to answer questions on the IW forum - he moved to the mothership - but here are the answers to two of your questions one about opaque and clear on threads.
Sol-Opaque is thin and when encountered with the…"
"We can't compete with screen printers either. Our work is mostly one offs or a few to a dozen shirts and they are all custom designed. And most of our work is full color too and not just a single color. We are in a rural area…"
I am surprised you do all your own. I can't be even close in price on large applications (full chest 12 x 12) If I am doing over say 30 shirts I will bring them in because I can't compare with price. You don't have customers…"
What is the best material to use for imprinting if I want to use it as an embroidery applique? The material must be able to withstand not only the embroidery, but rough treatment by the owners of the jackets. The jackets will be Carhartts, if that helps you understand the rough treatment they are likely to get. The design I am planning to use is diamond plate. Appreciate any suggestions you may have!