Embroidery Digitizing 1

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Embroidery Digitizing 1
EMBROIDERY DIGITIZING
DOs DON’Ts
EMBROIDERY
The art of decorating fabric with needle and thread
• Direct embroidery: garments or hard goods are decorated with designs using a
sewing machine
• Indirect embroidery: patches or appliques are applied to garments or hard
goods using glue and heat
EMBROIDERY DIGITIZING
DEFINITIONS
Artwork is converted using digitizing software
• The digitized design drive the sewing machine
• The design tells the machine where to place stitches and how
EMBROIDERY
DIGITIZING
A well-trained, skilled digitizer
INPUT
Great artwork, versus:
Too many colors
Lots of detail
Lettering too small
Gradients in small areas
Several borders
Skilled embroidery machine
operator
Machinery that is state-of-the-art
and well-maintained
OUTPUT
KNOW THE PRODUCT
Designs are digitized based on the fabrics to which they will be sewn
TO ENSURE A
GREAT DESIGN
• Stable fabrics work well for embroidery, such as twill, cotton broadcloth,
denim and wool suiting
• Unstable knits don’t work as well because they stretch, such as pique,
performance knit, jersey, t-shirt, sweater and fleece
UNDERSTAND THE ARTWORK
What the customer needs and wants, what modifications can be
made to the art, if any, and thread colors to be used
’
DON Ts
EMBROIDERY DIGITIZING
Some designs are not great in thread — okay, but not great
INPUT
OUTPUT
This has too much detail and gradients
INPUT
OUTPUT
Woodgrain is difficult to achieve
INPUT
OUTPUT
There are too many effects in this artwork
INPUT
OUTPUT
The star is very difficult and the lettering is extremely small
INPUT
OUTPUT
Dots are very difficult because you either must walk
between them or trim
INPUT
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OUTPUT

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