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Embroidery News Style Focus: Polos with UV Protection

K527 and L527 Polos for men and women
  • K497 / L497 - 4.1-ounce, 100% polyester polos (partially made from bamboo charcoal) with a UPF rating of 50 to resist UV rays and wick away moisture. These polos adjust to your body temperature.
  • K527 / L527 - 5.2-ounce, 100% polyester polos with a UPF rating of 40. The ladies polo has a 3-button, set-in placket with offset buttons and button loops.

What Is a UPF Rating?

UPF stands for "ultraviolet protection factor rating system". K527 polosThis system measures the amount of UV protection provided by a fabric. It is similar to the SPF rating system given to sunscreens. The K527 / L527 polo has a UPF of 40 so it only allows 1/40th of the UV radiation falling on the shirt to pass through it.


Embroidery News Apparel Defined:

Come across some unknown words when shopping for embroidered apparel? Here are some definitions:

  • Melamine - a highly resistant, strong plastic laminate material that is sometimes used to make buttons
  • Mélange - different colored yarns knitted together to form a heathered knit
  • Microfiber - a tightly woven fabric made from polyester threads. This fabric is inherently wind resistant and water repellant
  • Microfleece - a light-weight, high-density fleece that's soft and warm without being bulky.

Embroidered logos work best when they are simple and unique. Take time to develop a logo that represents your business and will appeal to your potential customers.