What goes into Embroidery Digitizing?

Manual embroidery is a difficult and time-consuming process. Luckily, this process has now been simplified with the help of technology. Furthermore, better and more intricate designs can be made within a few hours which could have taken someone days.

Unfortunately, it is not as simple as clicking a “start” button.

It is still a process and you have to practice and familiarize yourself with the software and machines understand the formats and settings with regards with the desired output. Here is how it works;

  1. Analysis

The digitizer first and foremost decides if the original art work can/ should be edited for embroidery. Some logos are not meant for embroidery such as business cards and other print media.

Therefore, designs with tiny letters, outlines and sudden colour changes may have to be enlarged.

  1. Marking

Marking is also known as pathing; involves marking the step by step motion of the stitch from start to end. This affects the appearance of the logo once complete.

If the correct sequence is not followed the following will happen.

  • There may be string running in the wrong direction therefore covering sections that should have gaps
  • Occurrence of unwanted gaps in the text or fabric design.
  • It will determine the length of the embroidery process
  1. Assign stitch types to embroidery

The digitizer decides the best type of stitch suited for a particular piece of work. Use of the wrong stitches may cause the logo sink into the fabric.

  1. Push Pull of Embroidery

A stitch will definitely offset from its assigned position, this displacement is completely normal especially when dealing with long stitches and bulky fabric.  The digitizer therefore compensates for the shifting by making adjustments.

  1. The Sew-Out

It is advisable to exclude fine details and colour gradients in a logo as it will take more time.

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