- Use the high-quality digitized design for machine embroidery by professional digitizers
The key to exquisite machine embroidery lies in the quality and precision of the digitized file. Embroidery digitizing is the art of transforming any art design or sketch that you want to get embroidered into an embroidery machine-readable format.
Most professional digitizing for embroidery companies offer various services including embroidery digitizing, logo digitizing, cap digitizing, left chest digitizing, jacket back digitizing, text logo digitizing, 3D puff logo digitizing, cap logo digitizing, and others. All of these specific services are offered separately to ensure you get the highest quality digitized files as per the needs and requirements of your business. Thereby, when you are looking to start your machine embroidery business; lookout for professional embroidery digitizing agencies and engage one of them in the long run to maintain consistency in the embroidered designs or logos.
At 360 Digitizing, we can help you with all your embroidery and logo digitizing needs at affordable prices. You can reach out to our sales representative for a free quotation and relevant information.
- Keep embroidery machine well maintained
While this may look like a no-brainer tip, however, this obvious trick is forgotten by many businesses. When you start to get orders, often time you forget how much time has passed since you have last cleaned the machine and subsequently it may lead to faulty designs or even breakdown of the embroidery machine.
Thereby, it’s important to have a periodic maintenance schedule for the embroidery machine. At minimum you should have a monthly maintenance routine, however, the more frequent the better to keep up with the performance of the machine and maintain the sanctity of the embroidery digitizing design.
- Choose the right threads and needle
The next important thing to remember is to use the appropriate thread and machine that suits the machine. Remember, each embroidery machine has its specifications and limits and if you go beyond those limits, it will ruin the functioning and performance of the machine.
- Select a suitable stabilizer.
While the details about the suitability of stabilizers are beyond the scope of this blog, here’re some recommended choices of stabilizers;
- Tear Away – suitable for weaved fabrics
- Cut Away Stabilizers – suitable for stretchy or unstable fabrics
- Heat Away Stabilizers – suitable for clothes with a visible back but won’t be laundered
- Fusible Stabilizers – suitable for fabrics with unstable weave
- Sticky tear Away Stabilizers – suitable for garments that can’t be hooped
- Test the embroidery design
Remember when we said that you should always choose a reliable and experienced embroidery digitizing company? That’s because not all embroidery digitizing files are made with equal precision or quality. Thereby, before mass-producing the embroidery, always go for test runs to check for various technical aspects including the stitch quality, stitch density, material, thread, needle, hoop, and others.
- Suitable hoop size
The general rule here is to use the smallest hoop for the job because smaller hoops are better characterized to evenly spread the tension across the material.
- Pull stitch & push stitch technique for text embroidery
The embroidery process has the push and pull effect on the fabric, which needed to be compensated. The pull and push effects on stitching also vary with the fabric. The compensation for push and pull stitches are to be made during the text embroidery process and thereby, it is important to inform your digitizer about the fabric of choice for the embroidery, so he/she can compensate adequately for the push and pull effects.
- Stitch denser embroideries slowly
Many modern embroidery machines offer adjustable stitch speeding. If you have one of those machines, make sure to adjust the stitch speed on the lower levels when dealing with denser stitches, using specialty threads, or having lengthy satin stitches.
- Tear-away stabilizer
It’s important to ensure that you don’t tear apart the stitches once the embroidery job is completed. Thereby, make sure to carefully cut down the stitches after the embroidery process using the dominant hand, while you hold on to the embroidery with your non-dominant hand.
- Press finished embroidery
Once the job is completed, press the final embroidery on a soft surface to set the stitches and avoid cloth puckering after the wash.