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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:...

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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

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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!

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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...

29

Jun

2020

How to Read Run Sheets

Run sheets are a way to know how to program your colors in the machine without having the...

29

Jun

2020

How to change the default program to open a file

Your computer knows to open certain file extensions with specific programs, if it runs into an...

29

Jun

2020

Embroidery Glossary Stitch Types

Run Stitch This is your basic stitch. This stitch is common in both embroidery and sewing...

29

Jun

2020

Digitizing Trees, Leaves, Grass and Bushes

In a previous article, I showed how stitch direction and stitch type can be used in a creative...
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Embroidery Glossary Stitch Types

Embroidery Glossary Stitch Types

Run Stitch This is your basic stitch. This stitch is common in both embroidery and sewing machines. Look at the seam of most jeans and you will see this stitch. Most run stitches in embroidery are between .8 mm to...

 

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Digitizing Trees, Leaves, Grass and Bushes

Digitizing Trees, Leaves, Grass and Bushes

In a previous article, I showed how stitch direction and stitch type can be used in a creative way to make more realistic landscapes. Now we will focus more on individual areas, mainly trees, bushes, and leaves. A lot of...
 

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Digitizing Revision Pricing Updates

Digitizing Revision Pricing Updates

We've updated the language in our pricing to better outline any additional charges that may occur during revisions. All possible fees are outlined below and in our FAQ. Different Fabric Types Each additional : $5 Sizing Enlargement 0-19%: $5 20-99%: $15...

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Digitizing Landscapes

Digitizing Landscapes

Approach is everything when you want to digitize realistically. In this and upcoming articles we will be discussing how to approach digitizing so your work comes out looking more realistic and dynamic. Your typical landscape will often have the following:...

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Digitizing Animals

Digitizing Animals

We are going to look at this subject with a rather broad brush. This article will handle the basics of how to approach digitizing for animals. I use Wilcom as my primary digitizing program so most of my specifications will focus...

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Day 1 of your Layout Lab Private Label

Day 1 of your Layout Lab Private Label

If you're reading this blog you might be looking for advice on where to get started or how to get your Layout Lab off the ground. We are giving you a free 30-day trial so its a great opportunity for...

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Corners and Capping

Corners and Capping

Digitizing can be more complex than you think. Something that may seem simple can actually be really difficult to get right. This is true about digitizing corners. What’s so difficult about corners in outlines? You just make a line, transform...

 

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An introduction to Layout Lab tools

An introduction to Layout Lab tools

With Layout Lab, creating a design only takes minutes, and saves time with your creative projects, without the need of expensive design software. Put the tools in your customers' hands with your very own Private Label Designer. Getting started is easy...

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All you need to know about Filling White Space

All you need to know about Filling White Space

When filling out your embroidery order you will come across the Fill White Space button. What does fill white space mean? Most artwork presented to us is on a white background, but the question is relevant when there is also...

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