Design + Digitizing
One of the most untapped technologies in the decorated apparel industry is the embroidery laser.
As embroiderers, we experiment with all kinds of materials to create special effects. From 3-D embroidery foam to appliqué and Mylar-enhanced creations, we go all out to add glamour and interest to our embroidery.
A node is a designer’s best friend in many programs. Many embroidery software programs also use nodes to create and define aspects of a shape.
The interaction between needle, thread and garment can seem like a cruel joke to novice embroiderers. The image that is viewed on the screen is almost never the same as what is sewn on the embroidery machine.
In today’s hectic world of business, versatility is a life raft to which you can cling in rough waters. At the center of our versatility is the ability to use CorelDRAW. Here are five basic drawing tools that, when mastered, will provide 80% of what you need to know when using CorelDRAW for apparel decoration.
In embroidery, no detail is more important than lettering. Your designs are labels for your customers and they must be able to read those labels — even the small print.
This year marked the 35th annual Impressions Awards, and it represents our showcase of the industry’s best designs from decorators of all sizes and experience levels.
While embroidery digitizing may be technical in its execution, the theory behind it is rather simple: It involves working with a series of individual shapes that comprise a complete design.
By choosing one of these four ways to create data for stitching lettering, it’s possible to strike a balance between style and substance.
There are two great mysteries that digitizers must solve to build the perfect design: underlay and push-pull compensation.