How to digitize pictures for embroidery?

Embroidery Digitizing plays an important role in the apparel industry from ancient times. Embroidery can change the complete appearance of the outfit. Custom Embroidery Digitizing has a long history and it is practiced all over the world. Fine quality embroidery digitizing is an art and it’s not an easy process. Earlier started with hand embroidery manually there has been a gradual up-gradation in the technology. Now embroidery industry has developed over time and has received immense significance. Digitizing pictures for embroidery is a new trend in the industry.

Digitizing a picture into embroidery has given various new ways to the industry. From big players in the Cap and T-shirt embroidery industry to the home embroiderer, everyone can take advantage of machine embroidery digitizing. From one T-shirt embroidery for passion or special requirements to vast production for various events like sports, promotional trade shows everything is possible because of the advanced technology in the embroidery world. There has been a lot of improvement in the process of embroidery digitizing. Whether it is a mass production or one-time small-scale production, getting a properly digitized file for embroidery is the first step.

Digitizing picture for embroidery machines:

The first step in embroidery digitizing services, you need to select the picture. While selecting a picture for digitizing there are few things that we need to be considered. It can be nature scenery, human faces, animals, cartoons, company logos. The outcome depends upon the skill of the person who works on your logo and creates it into embroidery software. Digitizing a picture into embroidery is not a simple task and it needs professional skill and experience. It’s in the hand of your digitizer to make your selected image look outstanding. While selecting the image try to minimize the details as too many details will ruin the look as embroidery has its own limitations and too many details will not give expected results. For scenery or too many detailing images like animals, it is advisable to use big sizes to get the expected effects and clarity. It is necessary to understand the limitations of sizes, details of the logo. Simple the better!

To digitize a logo, you need to have digitizing software. Digitizing software you use will depend upon the machine you will use for embroidery. Dst and pes formats are the formats that are accepted by 75% of machines. So you will need to check an Embroidery digitizing software that is compatible with your embroidery machine.

Upload your logo which you need to digitize into digitized software. You need to set the dimension (size) and stitch type for digitizing the logo. Normally for left chest 3.5” and for cap 2.5” for jacket back 8 to 10” are the standard sizes. But if your logo needs some color variations and more details in it, it will need a little bigger. (For cap, we cannot go beyond the size limit of 2.5” in height). Considering the place of the logo on apparel and the look of the logo, decide about the stitch type embroidery pattern you will use for the logo. Before starting digitizing the logo, you need to select the stitch type and other settings like underlay. While digitizing a logo, the layers need to be understood. Though the digitized logo after taking the sample looks simple and elegant while digitizing it the thread layers need to understand. Which thread color will go first and which will run after that plays an important role.

How to get top-quality embroidery digitizing?

If you think the above information is vast and if you do not wish to invest your time and money in it, you can outsource your logo to highly qualified and expert digitizers. You will get the digitized logo which you can directly use on your embroidery machine and get the expected results hassle-free.

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