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Machine Embroidery Digitizing Services

What is digitizing?

Digitizing is the process of creating embroidery from simple artwork. It requires both a specialized software program and trained technician to produce an embroidery stitch format that can be read by embroidery machinery.

Will my embroidery look good?

Generally caps and hats love embroidery since there is little stretch to the fabric during the stitching process. Only when letters are too small (less than 1/4”) or when backgrounds are completely filled underneath lettering, or letters contain outlines can problems occur. Also since embroidery uses thread, color changes cannot occur gradually. Usually however accommodations can be made that will enhance the embroidery while retaining the character of the design. The Company’s design staff will contact customers when there are design issues.

How do I send my embroidery diskette?

If you have used an embroiderer previously and have your design already digitized, simply ask the embroiderers to email that design in a “.dst“ format. This is a universally recognized format for transporting digitized embroidery. It is not necessary to send the actual diskette unless you cannot contact your previous embroidery company.

What may be embroidered on a hat or cap?

For most caps and hats, embroideries can not exceed 4 inches wide by 2.2 inches high. Visors cannot accommodate embroideries higher than 1-1/4 inches. Embroideries on cap sides should not exceed 3-1/2 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches high. Cap backs are special in that the embroidery can be comprised of letters only and must arc around the rear opening (except for fitted caps). Embroideries may have to be resized in some cases. The Company will only embroider designs where ownership, copyright, and right to reproduction authority is clearly defined and legal.

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