Affordable Digitizing https://www.affordabledigitizing.com Digitizing and Vector Art Specialists Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:50:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 The Challenges Associated With Custom Hat Embroidery And Their Solutions https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/the-challenges-associated-with-custom-hat-embroidery-and-their-solutions/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:50:22 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=690 For embroidery digitizers, custom hat embroidery is one of the challenging tasks that should be carried out with precision. Achieving immaculate results is not that easy. […]

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For embroidery digitizers, custom hat embroidery is one of the challenging tasks that should be carried out with precision. Achieving immaculate results is not that easy. You need substantial experience so you can tame the wild side of hat embroidery. For instance, you have complex designs, and you only have a limited space to toil your craft in, finishing the job can be coupled with a lot of problems. This does not mean though that you cannot overcome them. You need to come up with the right solutions and techniques to achieve the desired outcome. The solution will depend on the type of head-wear you are working on.

For snapbacks:

Snapbacks are the easiest headwear to deal with because it doesn’t have any space issue. If customers request for a standard design, you can easily pull that off with snapbacks. However, snapbacks do have their own set of challenges such as the snapback bills tending to get bent and distorted during production.

The solution to the bill bending problem is to be more careful when adding the design. Be mindful of your trimmers and make sure that they are straightening the bills. Aside from applying precautionary measures during the production process, there are no other solutions for bent or distorted snapback bills.

For visors:

The challenging part of visor embroidery is the lack of space. Since visors have lesser design space than other kinds of head-wear, you only have the front side to play with.

One way that you can address the problem with space is by planning your designs. Be sure that the dimensions will not take too much space and plan out the ideal location for your designs. A good idea will be placing the design front and center. Avoid fancy designs, keep everything as simple as possible. You might also have to let your customer contribute to the design ideas. Provide them with the available options to explore and the issues that may arise. If they want a particular design, you can try to work it out using a different visor.

For caps:

Although design space is not an issue with five or six-panel caps, there are other issues that you need to address. Yes, you can embroider designs on all four sides but there are deterrents to producing excellent results if five-panel caps have a mesh on the sides. Another issue that you will be facing with caps is that the front foam panel may give you challenges with stitching the design because it has the tendency to be buried into the foam.

These challenges can be solved by using thin fonts. Steer clear of fine detail designs because it won’t give you the best result. A design which is slightly off-center might not be visually appealing so you also need to avoid it with a simple fix will by keeping your designs centered at all times.

For beanies:

Beanies are fun to work on because you can stitch your design on all sides. Occasional stripes may hinder you from choosing any design because some design elements might disappear.

Space may not be an issue with beanies or toques, but if some elements disappear, you can find the location where you can put the actual design font taking the height into consideration. You also have to embroider your design carefully because it has the tendency to get buried in the fabric. The problem tends to get worse if you will be dealing with embroidered logos.

Custom hat embroidery is challenging, but with this guide, you will be able to get an insight on how you should deal with the challenges associated with it. Entrust your designs in custom hat embroidery experts, contact us:

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3 Lettering Options For Logo Digitizing https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/3-lettering-options-for-logo-digitizing/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:37:07 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=680 The success of embroidery digitizing depends on the digitizer’s expertise. A vast knowledge on lettering options is a must because each and every customer has different needs. […]

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The success of embroidery digitizing depends on the digitizer’s expertise. A vast knowledge on lettering options is a must because each and every customer has different needs. Logo digitizing is not complete without acquiring lettering skills. Since logos represent the identity of a business, it’s imperative that the digitizer produces immaculate results, copying the tiniest details of a company logo. Understanding the intricacies of a logo is not enough to create a winning design. You also need to know the distinct quality of each lettering option to find out how you can get the most out of them.

Custom Letter Digitizing

Quality is a top priority to customers. Custom letter digitizing yields the best results because of the customization that is involved in the digitizing process. Regardless of the logo’s uniqueness, you can expect the results to be extraordinary. Custom digitizing will stand out because it is original artwork. However, it is also important to note that the best results will only be obtained if you do it from scratch.

Each letter needs to be individually digitized and the overall appearance of the logo should not be your only focus. When it comes to a customized digitizing job, you also need to make sure that the production process runs smoothly. Take note of the stitching parameters, including the underlay and stitch density, as they should be unique to each fabric and design. This process is essential to optimizing the file during the production phase.

Keyboard Fonts

This method is not as intricate as customized digitizing, but this method is the easiest and quickest, and is commonly used by most digitizers. With the help of an embroidery digitizing software, you can execute lettering successfully. However, you still need to take extra care when using this method because forcing a keyboard font selection can affect the quality. You should only use this lettering option if it fits the requirement. First, you need to input letters just like what you would usually do on a text editor.

The font style is the only difference that the method makes. There are dozens of font styles for you to choose from. You also need to adjust the embroidery digitizing parameters after the letters are typed, and the file needs to be saved in native format. After which, you can run the design and check any errors that might have occurred. Before converting the design to a stitch format, be sure to sort out errors. Keep in mind that not all letters will be flawlessly digitized. You can custom digitize that letter if this happens.

True Type Fonts

If you have purchased modern embroidery digitizing software, you have surely come across True type font generator. The method converts true fonts into digitized stitches. The technique does not always produce acceptable results, especially for logos. You need extra time to spend on massive editing to adjust the direction, count and angle. There are also parameters that require modification like the underlay, density and pull compensation. It takes a lot of great effort before you achieve desirable results.

While these lettering options have their own strengths and weaknesses, the choice will still depend on the needs of your customers. Regardless of the method you want to use, having the expertise in logo digitizing is an essential skill that will help you produce the best results.

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Details Of Embroidery Digitizing: How Design Manipulation Works https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/details-of-embroidery-digitizing-how-design-manipulation-works/ Thu, 27 Dec 2018 19:21:52 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=636 Embroidery digitizing is an interesting process that requires attention to detail and precision. With skills combined with the advances in technology, you can create exquisite designs […]

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Embroidery digitizing is an interesting process that requires attention to detail and precision. With skills combined with the advances in technology, you can create exquisite designs that will leave your customers in awe. However, the process involved in embroidery digitizing is no small task. You have to make sure that the intricate process will yield positive results. A few best practices can make a difference.

5 Best Practices That Guarantee An Excellent Outcome

1. Use The Right Needle And Thread

Have you ever wondered how digitizers come up with designs that are the exact replica of the original image? Embroidery digitizing won’t be successful without choosing suitable needles and threads for the job. For the thread, the standard weight you need to use is 40 and 75/11 for the needle. When it comes to weight, the 40-weight thread should be .4 mm for it to produce the best results.

Even the default stitch density is .4mm. Unfortunately, the standard weight and size don’t apply to small letters. Due to their short height, the standard weight for needle and thread won’t work. For small letters, experts recommend using 70-weight thread. It’s also important to change the needle to a much smaller size. With smaller needles, you can increase the density without damaging the garment.

2. Go For Manual Or Run Stitches

You might have considered satin stitches, but for best results, manual or run stitches are highly recommended. For beginners, getting run stitch might be challenging, but practice makes perfect. Run stitch has a double run stitch. It involves starting from one point and going to the end, then coming back on the stitch where you started from. You can get better results if you know how the stagger the stitches. The technique prevents points from falling on themselves. You don’t want tie-ins and tie-offs to show, so select the point where you can effectively hide them. You can also create some vertical strokes to make the letters taller.

3. Get Rid Of Too Many Outlines

As much as possible, you should avoid creating excessive outlines. Too many outlines occur when satin stitch lines interconnect. So what if you have wide outlines? The trick is to change the angle of one of your outlines. You will usually notice multiple outlines when you’re stitching on a stretchable garment. Due to the fabric’s stretchiness, you’ll end up creating too many outlines as the fabric lacks stability. Make it a point to reduce outlines by making them thicker. With thin outlines, you’ll have trouble making the embroidered fabric look clean and flawless.

4. Opt For One-Directional Blends

For blends, fill stitches are often considered, but because they have too many needlepoints, they don’t provide excellent results in thin areas. Consider one-directional blends if the direction is your concern. They also have lesser needlepoints than radial blends and fill stitches.

5. Lack Of Details Due To Thin Outlines

Another problem you will face in embroidery digitizing is not capturing every bit of detail of the design. It might be caused by thin outlines. When you’re using satin stitches, your option is to run stitches or in some case, double run stitches. You can address the problem by looking at your design. Find out if partially or completely dropping the outlines is possible.

You can get the best outcome if you know your machine’s limitations and address issues with outlines and stitches by seeking some better alternatives. Whether you’re running a small or large company, it’s important to let your customers know about these challenges and their solutions. You can keep customers happy this way.

Choose a embroider digitizing provider that can bring your designs to life. Contact us:

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4 Critical Factors That Determine The Success of Embroidery Digitizing https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/4-critical-factors-that-determine-the-success-of-embroidery-digitizing/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 04:05:00 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=623 Embroidery digitizing continues to gain popularity because of the flawlessness of the artwork. Who would have thought that technology can transform long and tedious embroidery process […]

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Embroidery digitizing continues to gain popularity because of the flawlessness of the artwork. Who would have thought that technology can transform long and tedious embroidery process and bring still images to life? The finished product, no matter the design, will create a high-end feel. However, the process involved in embroidery digitizing is no joke. You need to be precise so that the result will be flawless. Certain factors affect the quality of the design. Here are four essential elements that influence your embroidered design:

1. Instructions

Each embroidered design, regardless of the complexity, involves an intricate process that should be perfected for you to achieve the desired outcome. The success of the result will depend heavily on how clear the instructions provided to the embroidery digitizer are. Comprehensive instructions are necessary to create great designs. Vague guidelines only ensure the digitizers will be misguided throughout the embroidery process. Aside from giving clear instructions, it’s also important to pay heed to small details.

2. Fabric

There are different types of fabric used for embroidery. Each of them has unique features. If you intend to do your embroidery on denim, and the design was intended for a lighter fabric, keep in mind that it might not be able to give you desirable results. The reverse is true if digitization was done for a heavy fabric and you decide to use something lighter like silk or cotton. Professional digitizers can provide you with the highest quality results because of their ability to make some adjustments when needed.

3. Embroidery Digitizing Software Vs. Digitizing Service

The embroidery digitizing results can also be affected by how files were created. Depending on the format you prefer, there is specific software designed to get the embroidery digitizing job done. Each option has different features. If you want to meet clients’ requirements, choosing a digitizing service that specializes in multiple formats, suited for various machines, often produce higher quality embroidery that plug-and-play software. Either way, make it a point to place designs on cloud storage, so you don’t end up losing them.

4. Stitching

There is a type of stitch that needs to be assigned once the embroidery digitization is done. The digitizer should also create a perfect stitching balance, ensuring that heavy density is eliminated. The ingredients must be perfectly blended together to ensure design integrity. Aside from stitch width and stitch length, the execution and underlay must also be taken into consideration.

The stitching result will also be determined by the needles and thread you use. It is essential that you don’t skimp on thread colors as well. Your needles have to be checked regularly to make sure that the tip is sharp. You will also have to check the sides if they are smooth. Using the best quality needles ensures the best end result. Don’t ignore jump stitches as they can affect your final output. If left untrimmed, they can influence the overall appearance of your embroidered design. Don’t use a broken needle because it can lead to puncturing the fabric.

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Machine Embroidery Formats: Why Do They Matter? https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/machine-embroidery-formats-why-do-they-matter/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:36:45 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=609 The most fun part of embroidery digitizing is choosing a design and seeing it on the finished product. The lines, style, and shapes are copied and […]

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The most fun part of embroidery digitizing is choosing a design and seeing it on the finished product. The lines, style, and shapes are copied and embroidered to perfection; you can’t help but wonder how was the intricate design made possible. Embroidery digitizing has taken the process to the next level. No need to go through a complicated process just to get everything done. Now, you can request a design, and it will be processed in a few hours.

Behind the burst of colors and the exquisite designs is a process that requires expert hands. Aside from ensuring that you’re operating the embroidery machine properly, you’ll also need the correct file formats, or you won’t be able to translate the design.

This means that the embroidery and the file format should speak the same language. Take computers as an example. There are files and programs specifically created to run on Mac computers. This means that they are only operable if you run it on a compatible computer or machine. The same is true with embroidery file formats. It needs to have a distinction for the machine to recognize the file.

Types of Embroidery File Formats

Not all embroidery machines are created equal. This is why there are so many embroidery file formats that have been created. Each embroidery machine brand wants to have their own file format to ensure brand loyalty. While many embroidery machine file formats are available today, it doesn’t mean they are created in a JEF or PES format, or the home-embroidery based file format.

Most of these formats were created with the use of software known to be professional grade. It saves files in vector-based file format so when converted into the home-embroidery based file format, and it can run on your embroidery machine without affecting the image quality.

Each format works on a specific type of embroidery machine:

  • DST (Tajima)
  • ART. (Bernina)
  • EXP (Melco/Bravo)
  • HUS. & VP3. & VIP (Viking/Husqvarna)
  • PCD/PCS/PCM   (Pfaff)
  • XXX    (Singer)
  • PEC/PES   (Deco/Brother/Babylock)
  • JEF.   (Janome)

What are native embroidery file formats?

Now that you have an idea which file formats work on each machine embroidery brands, there are also file formats known as native embroidery formats like the EMB file. This format will run only on specific software. It won’t run on any embroidery machine as it is considered to be proprietary to the software. It’s similar to a Vector art file, which contains inputted properties and nodes. It gives you the ability to modify the image without putting in much effort.

Each software program has a native language that you need to follow to ensure you don’t get lost in translation. Even the attempt of introducing an incompatible file won’t give you the result you’re looking for.

Converting Embroidery File Formats

Embroidery file formats can be converted, but you need to resize or edit the file with the use of the format, which is native to the software in use. The software will resize the files and change its properties. You can have the replica of the image stitched on your shirt, bags, caps or other giveaway items and marketing materials.

Let’s take care of your embroidery project. Contact us to know more.

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Puff Without the Huff: How to Do 3D Puff Embroidery https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/puff-without-the-huff-how-to-do-3d-puff-embroidery/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:00:01 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=599 Mastering how to do 3D puff embroidery requires a little bit of practice, but it’s worth being able to offer this type of embroidery service to […]

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Mastering how to do 3D puff embroidery requires a little bit of practice, but it’s worth being able to offer this type of embroidery service to your customers.

For starters, people love how this textured effect makes their logo or branded design pop out. It also produces a high-quality branding effect which helps you offer the best embroidery service. You’ll also be able to charge a little bit more for this type of embroidery work which can prove to be very cost effective for your printing business.

How to Create 3D Puff Embroidery in Five Easy Steps:

Here’s how to master 3D puff embroidery in a few easy steps. Keep in mind that these steps may vary for your specific embroidery machine model; always check with your instruction manual first before proceeding.

1. Choose the Right Color Foam

You can find the foam you’ll need online, at many arts and crafts stores and even retailers such as Walmart. 3D puffy foam comes in a variety of thicknesses to suit the desired effect and design. If possible, always choose foam in the same color (or as close to it) as the design that will be embroidered over it.

2. Only Use a Design That’s Been Digitized for 3D Puff Embroidery

You then want to make sure that the design to be embroidered has been digitized explicitly by a professional for 3D embroidery. Some aspects of the design must be optimized using digitizing software before it can be programmed into the embroidery machine.

Do not skip this step. Bring your design file to a digitizing services company to ensure a flawlessly embroidered design.

3. Set Your Embroidery Machine to Automatic/Manual

3D puff embroidery is actually completed in three steps: the design’s underlay, then the border, and then the 3D section of the design itself. The 3D section is last because it’s during this step that you will insert the foam.

Your embroidery machine should be set to automatic/manual so that will stop at the end of each step before you tell it to proceed. This is to allow you to insert the foam for the crucial third step.

4. Cover the Design with Foam

The foam piece should be large enough to cover your design entirely. Place the foam over your design when step two of the embroidery process is finished and securely tape it in place using clear, strong tape. Make sure the tape is far away from the design borders.

5. Tear the Excess Foam Off

Your machine will secure the stitching to the foam with several stitch points before completing the design. Once the design is done you can remove the piece of clothing from the machine and simply tear the excess foam right off. You should also remove pieces of foam from any space inside the design that’s meant to be empty.

If you did happen to use a piece of foam that’s a different color than the embroidered design, then you can use a small tool to push in any protruding areas gently. This is why aiming for a foam color as close as possible to the design’s color or colors is so important.

Now that you know the basics of creating 3D puff embroidery, we hope you’ll enjoy this technique and be able to offer it to your customers. For a free quote on digitizing design files your 3D puff or another embroidery project, contact us today.

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5 Places to Find Free Vector Art for Digitized Embroidery https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/5-places-to-find-free-vector-art-for-digitized-embroidery/ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:00:51 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=595 Vector art – an image that doesn’t blur or distort when manipulated – isn’t just the secret weapon of an art director sitting in the corner […]

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Vector art – an image that doesn’t blur or distort when manipulated – isn’t just the secret weapon of an art director sitting in the corner office at an impressive ad agency.

Ever gone to a company-sponsored event where the host’s logo is featured on every available surface, including the free goodies handed out to attendees? Then you’ve seen the product of a vectorized logo.

If you’ve seen that kind of branding at an event and wondered how your company could take advantage of similar marketing and visibility potential, a great first investment is some embroidery.

And we’re not talking about the kind of embroidery you see background characters poring over in a BBC historical drama.

Embroidery machines and free vector art make customized clothing or fabric goods easily obtained, and at a reasonable cost.

Use Free Vector Art to Make Your Company Shine

Embroidery machines work off of vector art to reproduce an image with needle and thread. If you’re not sure how to get your hands on the perfect image for your company’s customized golf shirts or canvas carry bags, here are a few websites where you can download free vector art to start the creative juices flowing.

1. Subtle Patterns

This website features free vector designs of repeating patterns. If you want to spice up a plain text logo or your company slogan with a little background interest, patterns are a good, understated addition to your embroidery design.

2. Vector Portal

Vector Portal offers free vector clipart-style files. These images might be useful if you’re embroidering the gift for a company holiday event or a seasonal giveaway.

3. Freepik

Those looking for high-quality vector stock will appreciate Freepik’s selection. They offer free vector art as well as vector templates if you want to take a mostly-complete concept and tailor it to your company’s needs.

4. Flaticon

If you want an elegant, simple design for your business’s embroidery project, check out Flaticon’s site. As the name suggests, they offer icons and line art images, which are great for embroidery use.

5. A Digitizing Service

If you have a very specific design in mind, and can’t just pull it from an inventory of royalty-free vector images for commercial use, consider using a digitizing service. These professionals can take anything from a pen and paper drawing to a JPEG and recreate it as a vector image.

This service isn’t free. However, if your company embroiders uniforms for every employee or hands out embroidered tote bags at the local Fourth of July celebration every year, it may be worth it.

Go Forth and Sew!

With free vector art and an embroidery machine, you’ll soon be sending your company’s name out into the world and generating a lot of buzz. And make sure your logo and branding are up to the latest digital standards by contacting us today!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Use Vector Art for Marketing Materials https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/5-reasons-why-you-should-use-vector-art-for-marketing-materials/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:00:51 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=590 Designing marketing materials can be a challenge. But, the thing is … Good visual design is vital to effective marketing. People are over 60% more likely to […]

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Designing marketing materials can be a challenge.

But, the thing is …

Good visual design is vital to effective marketing.

People are over 60% more likely to remember information when it’s paired with good visuals.

One of the most effective components of digital design is vector art.

If you’re interested in using vector art for marketing, keep reading for a quick look at what vector art is and why you should be using it.

What Are Vector Images?

There are two main types of images used in digital design: raster and vector images.

Raster images are traditional, static images like those taken with a camera. They have one maximum size and generally can’t be enlarged beyond that size without losing significant amounts of quality.

Vector images, on the other hand, are designed to be shrunk or enlarged to just about any size. This makes them great for use on websites or apps where images might be viewed on devices of all sizes.

1. Images Beat Text Every Time

One of the great things about using vectors for marketing materials is that they’re an excellent substitute for plain text.

Many logos or other images that use text are vectors. This is a good idea because using a vector in place of text allows a designer to customize the text and make it unique to your brand and message.

2. High-Quality Images

Vector images are designed with quality in mind. No matter what you scale a vector to – whether it’s 50 pixels wide or 5000 – the detail and image quality will be the same, right down to the smallest detail.

This makes vector designs an excellent choice for many applications – especially when the same image or logo will be used across multiple platforms, and need to be resized into many different sizes.

3. Vector Art for Marketing = Unique Design

Vector art is a great way to show off your organization’s unique voice and flair.

Instead of relying on a static image that may not look great on all platforms or that lacks a modern look, vector art can help you stand out with a fresh design.

4. Faster Loading Times

Vector art files are typically small, lightweight files. This means they’ll load and display quickly – even for those with a slower internet connection.

Slow loading times do nothing but hurt your brand. The longer your pages take to load, the more likely a visitor is to abandon your website.

5. Can be Reused Across Platforms

Another great thing about vector designs is that they can be used across many platforms.

Rather than having a designer create many different variations of your logo for use in different areas like your website, email, and print, one vector design can be reused and resized for all places.

Putting It All Together

It’s hard to go wrong with vector art for marketing.

Vector art is useful across many platforms and in many different situations. Why create many pieces of art when you can just create one design that’s useful everywhere?

Have a logo or other design that needs to be vectorized? Send it to us for a free quote!

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5 Types of Embroidered Marketing Materials You Need to Get https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/5-types-of-embroidered-marketing-materials-you-need-to-get/ Wed, 16 May 2018 14:00:59 +0000 https://www.affordabledigitizing.com/?p=587 Having your logo plastered on marketing materials is one of the top ten ways that new or potential clients will recognize your brand. Embroidered marketing materials tend to […]

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Having your logo plastered on marketing materials is one of the top ten ways that new or potential clients will recognize your brand. Embroidered marketing materials tend to be higher quality and classier than the average screen printed products.

Choosing the right embroidered marketing swag could make the difference for a small to medium-sized company. A company without solid swag could have fewer people standing around their table trying to get free stuff at an event. Embroidered marketing materials are also a great thing to include with orders in the mail.

If you’re interested in using embroidery for marketing, here are five reasons why you should.

1. Work Shirts

A simple polo style work shirt can be a great branded uniform item for more informal events your company is throwing. If you’re having people work a table at an event, this is the perfect thing for them to wear.

2. Hats

Embroidered hats look great on everyone. A simple screen or transfer-printed hat doesn’t have the same gravitas as one that’s been embroidered.

Few companies will spring for a hat embroidered with their logo. Take it one step further and have hats made for the most prolific and vital members of your team. That way, they can show off their pride for your company while having some individualism and ownership over their role.

3. Golf Shirts

Golf shirts are a great way to have a classy giveaway to promote your brand. Just about every brand goes well with golf.

Even if you’re not a golfer, you might find that your clients and customers like to plan getaways to hit the links. Giving them the perfect shirt for a hot day in the sun is a great way to show them your company is by their side for business and fun.

4. Patches

Patches are a neat way to promote your brand through embroidered products. If you work with a scout troop, you can make a special patch for working together with you.

If you cater to a young and hip market, people love to sew their own embroidered patches onto their clothing and bookbags. You could get a lot of extra street cred for your business by giving away patches.

5. Banners

Depending on the type of events that are customary in your industry, having a big embroidered banner could set you apart from your competition. Given, a banner is big for embroidery, but it could be a great way to take up space and talk about your brand at a trade show, street fair, or special event.

If there’s a big parade in your town, an embroidered banner will help you to stand out from the rest of the crowd.

The Right Marketing Materials Can Close Sales

If you’ve handed over the best marketing materials you can find, you’ll be sure to make an impact with your clients. No matter who they are or where they’re from, it’s likely that love to get a free shirt or a hat. That seems to be a universal love.

If you’re ready to make your big embroidery splash, here are some tips for making sure you pick the perfect font for your product.

Affordable Digitizing
emgraphics@comcast.net
(239) 910 8021

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Are you in the process of digitizing your embroidered designs, but confused by the complex matter of embroidery fonts?

Don’t let that issue deter you from the great advantages of digital embroidery logos. This article will help you figure out the font issue.

Typical fonts are meant for typing and digital graphic design. They’re often far from ideal for embroidery. And they rarely look good.

Many embroideries don’t even use most of the standard fonts for embroidery. Instead, they look elsewhere or get creative.

Understanding how to get the fonts right is crucial for a good embroidery design. These tips will help you achieve that.

Font Size Is the Primary Factor

The smaller you want your text to be, the pickier you have to be with your fonts. Complex, stylized, and ornate fonts will not work. If you’re looking to make a design no bigger than a quarter inch, you’ll have limited options.

Tiny letters introduce even more specific demands, such as thinner thread.

When it comes to larger designs, there are different challenges. The main one being the column sizes of the letters. Pay close attention and select a font which works with the right column width.

Using the Right Embroidery Settings

It’s important to be mindful of the allowances for the material, font size, and push/pull factors.

Horizontal column stitches tend to expand and push the material out. Vertical column stitches, on the other hand, tend to contract and pull the stitch pinpoints and material together.

Keep these factors in mind and make adjustments when you choose your embroidery font.

More on push/pull compensation.

You need allowances for verticals and curves, which may otherwise cause holes and tears if the fabric doesn’t have sufficient push and pull tolerance. This common mistake will ruin the design.

Perforations are another common issue. The easiest way to avoid this problem is by choosing a safe font. There’s also the option of adjusting the font of your choice to compensate for the problematic factors.

Discover Free Embroidery Fonts on the Internet

Modern embroidery technology has opened up many possibilities for different fonts and designs. Much of the specialized software also allows people to export and share fonts online.

Just like with general fonts for typing, there are big databases of embroidery fonts created by various professionals and enthusiasts. You can also find a variety of custom font designs on embroidery blogs and certain crafts websites.

If the fonts you have to choose between aren’t pleasing, it’s time to hit the web. Look around for a while and you’ll find plenty of options.

If you do a lot of embroidery, or plan to do a lot of it, searching the web on a regular basis will help ensure unique designs.

Here’s a place to start.

Talk to Other Enthusiasts

Like any other group of enthusiasts or hobbyists, embroidery lovers have created online communities. These sites and social media pages are great places to find ideas, advice, and constructive feedback.

What’s even better is that you can ask for help with specific designs, and get suggestions from experienced embroiderers. Since font stitching can be a bit of a challenge, there’s also plenty of existing threads to read for advice.

You’ll also find other discussions about fonts, such as:

  • Which fonts are safe and effective
  • Which fonts work for what kind of embroidery design
  • Which fonts work with which machines

And much more. Paying a visit to an embroidery forum will give you a lot of useful information and inspiration.

Work with the Embroidery Software

The limits of embroidery capabilities have moved forward with the advancement of embroidery machines and software. This has made font selection a much less stressful matter.

Modern embroidery software makes it easy for the user to inspect, test, and modify fonts. Instead of having to guess or learn the very complex factors of embroidery, you can simply change the data on your screen.

You can even create your own fonts, or save modified versions of your existing favorites. You can export them, share them with the world, and save them for later use.

Conclusion

Embroidery puts some very specific demands on the font you choose.

Avoiding impossible stitches, warped or torn fabric, and uneven columns require attention. The advice in this article will help make sure that you pick the right font for the job.

If you want help with digital embroidery, contact us here.

Affordable Digitizing
emgraphics@comcast.net
(239) 910 8021

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