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Jul

2024

What fabric type to choose for your embroidery digitizing order

Choose the correct fabric type for the best results

When placing an order for digitizing embroidery, one of the most common questions is, "What...

11

Jun

2023

Working with 3D Puff Embroidery - Part 3

Embroidering Puff Designs

In this third installment, Jesse Elliot, our digitizing expert takes you through the steps of...

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May

2023

Working with 3D Puff Embroidery - Part 2

Digitizing - Next steps when working with 3D Puff designs

Jesse Elliot, our digitizing expert, shares his insights in this second installment on how to...

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Apr

2023

Working with 3D Puff Embroidery - Part 1

With 3D Puff designs here are some important tips to achieve the look your customers want.

In this four part series, Jesse Elliot outlines key considerations when working with 3D...

5

May

2021

Stop That Sinking Feeling

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

Working With Monitor Coloration

"Why Can't You Match The Original Colors?" This is a question we get every now and then. We always strive to match colors as close as we can, but a few factors make it impossible to match 100%. One such...

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

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 Group(JPEG) to be the standard for professional photographers. Just like ZIP files are used to compress data, JPGs compress images by reducing sections to blocks...

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What can vector art do?

What can vector art do?

Vector Artwork does not rely on pixels per inch like a Bitmap. A bitmap and other standard file types such as jpeg, gif and png use pixels(or colored squares) to render complex images at the expense of being able to...

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What do we mean by Bitmap?

What do we mean by Bitmap?

Bitmap graphics are the most common image format. File formats like JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF and Photoshop PSD, are all bitmap images. They are all made of small points of light called pixels(Fig 1). You may also hear these files called...

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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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