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Embroidery is the process of using thread to apply a log or design to an article of clothing or fabric. It involves large machinery that tends to have multiple embroidery heads which offer the possibility of doing more than one product at a time.
A special DST file of the logo or design is made using professional software. This allows the machine to read the file so it knows how many stitches are needed for each colour of the design. Once the DST file is prepared, the thread colours are loaded into the embroidery machine. The area of the garment that the logo is going to be embroidered is locked down using an industrial embroidery hoop to prevent the garment from moving whilst it is being embroidered. The hoop is then fixed into place on the embroidery machine before hitting the green button.
The preparation of the file does have extra costs and so we recommend your embroidery designs to have a minimum of 10 units per design
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Our Embroidery Services Process
The embroidery process begins with an idea or a piece of artwork. That artwork then has to be "digitized" which is the specialized process of converting two dimensional artwork into stitches or thread. The digitizing computer software will allow numerous machines to embroider (stitch) the logo/design repetitively onto the various garments.
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The embroidery digitizing, is normally a one-time process. It requires relatively clean artwork as a starting point. While, a business card, letterhead, or a decal will suffice as this artwork, camera-ready or computer generated graphics from a program such as Corel Draw or Adobe Photoshop may result in truer finished embroidery.
While the digitizing process automates the machine stitching, much of the process continues to be hands on. Before the sewing can begin, specific thread colors must be loaded by hand into the machines. A spool of thread for each color for each sewing head must be loaded. The machine itself is programmed by the operator to sew the design in a particular color sequence and a particular sewing speed. The garments must then be "hooped" individually, again by hand, and then loaded into the machine. Once the design has completed sewing, the garment is taken off the machine, un-hooped, and then sent to the next step in the production process.
1) Fixing the area of the garment to be embroidered in a device called a hoop.
2) Attaching the hooped garment to the embroidery machine so that it can be embroidered.
3) Removing extraneous stitches accumulated during the embroidery process and removing the backing material used to stabilize the fabric during embroidery (commonly referred to as "cutting, tearing, and trimming").
Selecting the Garment/Apparel to be Embroidered:
Selecting the type of garment/apparel material is an important consideration when embroidering. A T-shirt for example will likely have fewer stitches than denim given that the fabric is not as heavy and will not hold as many stitches. Polyester fleece, on the other hand, (and the 'underlay' stitches that you don't see on the finished product) will likely have different stitches. Fleece has 'loft', meaning that it's relatively thick and springy. Underlay stitching is required to 'squash' down the fleece where satin stitches will be placed otherwise stitches may be 'lost' in the springy fleece (and not be seen). Often you may use one logo on many different types of fabrics. However, to ensure the best presentation, we appreciate and recommend working with us in advance when selecting the garment and fabric type that will be embroidered.