This all depends on the embellishment technique you choose.
Our M&R Carousel can print up to six different colours. If you have an artwork or design that has more colours than this, ask our staff if we can reduce it to 6. We can often reduce the numbers of colours by using a spot simulation process, CYMK process or by using halftones to create different shades and gradients.
For embroidered designs, we can use up to 12 different colours. The number of colours you use doesn't affect the price of your embroidery, but the size of the artwork does. The reason for this is the larger the artwork, the more stitches required to stitch it out, which in turn takes longer for the embroidery machine to complete.
You can have as many colours as you want with Supacolour. We can print anything from a photograph to finely-detailed, multicolour design. The main limitation is that the edge of the artwork is a hard line, so you cannot print gradients or shadows around the edge.