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Embroidery Backing

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Embroidery backing provides the foundation for quality modern embroidery. Without it, embroidery has no stability or structure, and the design falls apart. H&V Stitchbackers™  delivers more than 15 different backing grades specifically designed for high speed machines to produce quality embroidery.

  • H&V’s nonwoven backings are designed for the job. Cheap substitutes, such as butcher paper and coffee filter, can damage your machinery, reduce needle life by as much as 50%, and produce a poor quality finished product.
  • By choosing the right backing most designs can be produced using only one sheet, improving throughput and lowering your production cost.
  • StitchBackers are sold only through converter/distributors selected to help you choose the correct backing for your design. 

Today’s computer-generated embroidery designs provide an upscale look that is unmatched by any other garment decorating process. H&V manufactures backing for virtually every embroidery application. Our products include cutaway, tearaway/washaway, puff, fusible, and flame-retardant backings.  

Embroidering a cap requires a far different backing than producing a quality design on a cotton parquet fabric. These wet-laid nonwoven backings are made specifically to produce high-quality embroidery:

  • Stable in both MD and CD to support center-cut designs with very high stitch counts. 
  • Developed  to use only one layer—saving time and money.
  • Produced using natural and synthetic fibers to remain durable even after many laundering cycles.

For more information, please click on the links below for brochures, white papers, and case studies:

Wetlaid Nonwovens - Cap Backings

Embroidery Backing Guide

Cap Backing Case Study

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Embroidery Backing Products

Grade
Basis Weight
(oz/yd2)
Basis Weight
(g/m2)
Thickness
(inches)
Thickness
(mm)
Description
3020 1.5 51 0.008 0.20 Tearaway/Washaway
1720LF 1.5 51 0.008 0.20 Tearaway/Washaway
2020LF 2.0 68 0.010 0.25 Tearaway/Washaway
1525 - BLF 1.5 51 0.007 0.18 Tearaway
1885LF 1.8 61 0.009 0.23 Tearaway
2520LF 2.5 85 0.010 0.25 Tearaway
8820 2.0 68 0.010 0.25 Cutaway
8825 2.5 85 0.011 0.28 Cutaway
8835 3.5 119 0.014 0.36 Cutaway
9915 1.5 51 0.007 0.18 Cutaway
9920 2.0 68 0.010 0.25 Cutaway
9925 2.5 85 0.012 0.30 Cutaway
9925 - B 2.5 85 0.012 0.30 Cutaway
9930 3.0 102 0.014 0.36 Cutaway
8-69 2.2 75 0.003 0.08 FR - Cutaway
6315LF 1.6 54 0.015 0.38 Childrenswear - Cutaway