Imprinted Sportswear Shows
Attend in Long Beach, Atlantic City, Nashville, Orlando, Fort Worth

Design + Digitizing

Embroidery Hits the Silver Screen

When you think of the many apparel options that are available for embellishment, a traditional Japanese kimono probably doesn’t immediately come to mind. 

Full Story

Is it Time to Digitize In-House?

Follow these steps to pick the best software for your embroidery business 

Full Story

Laser Tag

One of the most untapped technologies in the decorated apparel industry is the embroidery laser.

Full Story

Special-Effects Thread Options

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. 

Full Story

Everything You Should Know About Nodes

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.

Full Story

Short Stitches and Controlling Cornering

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.

Full Story

Use CorelDRAW Tools to Sharpen Vector Art Skills

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.

Full Story

How to Digitize Small Lettering

 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.

Full Story

In the Details

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. 

Full Story

Simple Solutions for Novice Digitizers

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.

Full Story

Services and Resources