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Jul

2021

Tackle Twill: A Guide

Save Stitch Count with Appliqué

Tackle Twill is an embroidery method that involves replacing part of a design with fabric...

22

Jul

2021

CorelDraw Users: Vector Art with Gradients

How to Avoid This Blending Issue

Have you ever ordered a vector file in EPS format but when you view it in CorelDraw the image...

5

May

2021

Connection Threads

What on earth are connection threads? When you place an order for embroidery digitizing,...

5

May

2021

Stop That Sinking Feeling

Do you fi­nd your embroidery looks like it is disappearing or sinking into the fabric? When...

24

Mar

2021

Survey Results, Steady Improvements

Product Quality & Customer Service

First of all, thank you all who participated in our annual survey!  We appreciate your...

24

Mar

2021

Gaining Visibility into Satisfaction Rates

Introducing an easy way for customers to rate our performance

"Rate Your Project" is the latest new feature on your Ignition Drawing Dashboard:...

23

Mar

2021

Vector File Formats

Which type should I order?

You’ve browsed our site and are placing a vector order, then find you're stumped...

24

Feb

2021

Needle Options

... and when to use them!

4

Feb

2021

Stitch Counts

Fairy Tales Do Come True!

WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE: QUALITY EMBROIDERY REQUIRES OPTIMIZED STITCH COUNT Here at Ignition...

4

Feb

2021

New Year, New Starts!

Welcome aboard Anjuli + Andrea

This year, newcomer Anjuli joins our staff and we welcome back Andrea!  Longtime...

4

Feb

2021

Missing Our Friend...

Thank you for the gift of you, Don Bratcher!

From the very start:  Don helped build a strong online presence for our...

30

Dec

2020

Covid Survival: Seen through the Eyes of Velociterra's Founder

by Cory Dean

2020 Year-in-Review:  From Full of Hope to Grateful for Loyal Customers Hear how the...

30

Jun

2020

Working with ZIP files

Zip files(.zip) are compressed single files, sometimes called "archives", that contain...

30

Jun

2020

Why did we change to Ignition Drawing?

Its been a long time coming to add more personality to our business. We set out to relaunch our...

30

Jun

2020

Working With Monitor Coloration

"Why Can't You Match The Original Colors?" This is a question we get every now and...

30

Jun

2020

What is the difference between a JPG, PNG and GIF?

JPEG also shortened to JPG is a file type developed by the Joint Photographic Experts...

30

Jun

2020

What to Expect When Vectoring Photographs

A detailed description of what is possible in the world of vector redrawing and...

30

Jun

2020

What can vector art do?

Vector Artwork does not rely on pixels per inch like a Bitmap. A bitmap and other standard file...

30

Jun

2020

What do we mean by Bitmap?

Bitmap graphics are the most common image format. File formats like JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF and...

30

Jun

2020

We now offer Exact Sew Outs!

We wanted to give you more options to streamline your customer approval process. A lot of our...

30

Jun

2020

Vectoring Art and Drawings

Just like vectoring photographs, vectoring art, or drawings can present a particular set of...

30

Jun

2020

Translating Logos to Embroidery – Webinar

30

Jun

2020

Tackle Twill – Go Big!(with less stitches)

Tackle Twill can be a great addition to any embroidery shops playbook. These designs will allow...

29

Jun

2020

The Right Software For The Job

Whether you're doing the work yourself or contracting with a vendor, it's always a good...

29

Jun

2020

Small Lettering Guide – Part 1

Twill/Denim/Nylon With fabrics such as twill, denim, or nylon, embroidery does not sink much and...

29

Jun

2020

Small Lettering Guide – Part 2

Short and Wide or Sharp Corners Wide fonts (also known as extended) and fonts with sharp corners...

29

Jun

2020

Pre-Press Services and why we can’t provide them

There are several reasons why we can't provide this service. The most important ones are: 1....

29

Jun

2020

Senator Rand Paul comes to Ignition Drawing

We were fortunate to carve out 1.5hrs of Senator Paul's busy day in Seattle before he headed...

29

Jun

2020

Our Latest Award Winners!

29

Jun

2020

Placing a Revision and Uploading Additional Files

We want to make sure our order placement experience is as smooth as possible be it your 1st or...

29

Jun

2020

Optimizing your Vinyl Orders!

What is the best way to place an order for Vinyl? Placing a vector order for Vinyl application...

29

Jun

2020

How to use G-mail as a tool to view EPS/Ai/PDF files

Attachments have been used right from the early days of the email. Now-a-days people share more...
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Vectoring Art and Drawings

Vectoring Art and Drawings

Just like vectoring photographs, vectoring art, or drawings can present a particular set of challenges, from color blends, to textures, to unique materials and hand drawn looks. One of the first obstacles in recreating any piece of artwork is not...

 

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Tackle Twill – Go Big!(with less stitches)

Tackle Twill – Go Big!(with less stitches)

Tackle Twill can be a great addition to any embroidery shops playbook. These designs will allow you to produce large filled areas that would normally take tens of thousands of stitches to accomplish with just a few zig-zag stitches around...

 

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The Right Software For The Job

The Right Software For The Job

Whether you're doing the work yourself or contracting with a vendor, it's always a good idea to be familiar with and have a copy of editing software. If the need arises it will allow you to make quick and easy...

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Small Lettering Guide – Part 1

Small Lettering Guide – Part 1

Twill/Denim/Nylon With fabrics such as twill, denim, or nylon, embroidery does not sink much and generally floats on top of the fabric. This creates less of a need for underlay and shorter pull compensation, thus allowing us to go smaller...

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Small Lettering Guide – Part 2

Small Lettering Guide – Part 2

Short and Wide or Sharp Corners Wide fonts (also known as extended) and fonts with sharp corners are much more difficult to come out nice in embroidery. On corners, both the horizontal and the vertical strokes have more chance of...

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Pre-Press Services and why we can’t provide them

Pre-Press Services and why we can’t provide them

There are several reasons why we can't provide this service. The most important ones are: 1. Every production shop has its own way of processing art. They all have different programs and different pre-press processes specific to their shops used...

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Senator Rand Paul comes to Ignition Drawing

Senator Rand Paul comes to Ignition Drawing

We were fortunate to carve out 1.5hrs of Senator Paul's busy day in Seattle before he headed over to Microsoft. He and his wife Kelly were wowed with the skill and effort needed to turn a logo into a professional...

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