Friday, 22 June 2012

Why Outsourcing Your Embroidery Digitizing Makes Sense?

Growth and ambition are the only two constants that ensure the survival of a business in a competitive economy like todays. Given the amount of time and energy it takes to keep up growth initiatives, it makes one wish that there’d be more than 24 hours in a day to accomplish tasks. However, since that’s something unlikely to happen, it only makes sense to outsource a few specialized tasks such as embroidery digitizing to a professional agency that can deliver high quality output at a much lower cost than it would take to run the same in-house.

Cost saving is one of the foremost motivators that has made our clients take the decision to outsource their Digitizing Embroidery. It is not only due to our competitive pricing, but also since they end up saving on infrastructure costs, costs related to acquiring talent, retaining and nurturing this talent, as well as other auxiliary costs like paying for initial and subsequent upgrades of digitization software. Also, having professional embroidery digitizing service partner on call gives you the flexibility to deal with varying workloads and automatically downsize or upgrade according to your needs, without worrying much about how those numbers would look on your annual report.

The second most important factor that makes it worth your while to outsource the embroidery digitizing part of your business is saving time. Since running an additional department takes a considerable time investment, from delegating tasks to supervising productivity and everything in between, by outsourcing it you could utilize such free time to strategize and work on moving ahead. You could use this time to rather concentrate on your core business and let professional embroidery digitizing service provider handle the rest. Also, needless to say, since you will be entrusting a professional company in the field of embroidery digitizing, you can also expect to receive output that ranks high on quality and is delivered well within the framework of your timelines.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Digitising Embroidery and Tattoo Art: A Comparison

We believe that embroidery has always been a way of preserving memories and self expression much like any other artistic endeavor such as getting tattoos. Both arts have given communities a way of preserving elements symbolic of their culture and passing them down to generations. Just like tattoo parlors have become the next step to elders of the tribe imprinting the young, digitising embroidery is the next step to what we have been used to seeing our grandmothers labor over.

Much like getting a tattoo, digitising embroidery involves a process. Just like you would walk over to a tattoo artist with your vision and ask how it can be best brought to life on your body, similarly a digitising embroidery professional or digitizer is the person who lets you know about the “sewability” of your design.

The nest step involves the collaboration. In case your artwork is deemed embroidery-friendly, our team of artists begins developing the design as a digital file using embroidery software. However, just as a tattoo artist may at times come back with modifications to help deliver a design that is both executable and yet, evokes the same emotion as the original; in the process of digitising embroidery, our digitizers may get back to you with an alternate that would be stitch-friendly, without losing out on the essence of your design. The aim being to deliver an end product that takes your artwork or philosophy and puts it onto a completely different medium to convey the message in a manner that is admired by one and all.

While in terms of execution the similarities between tattoo art and digitising embroidery seem to end here, the essence remains the same. With clients coming to us with requests for left chest, portrait and full back designs, we could not help but draw a comparison. However, choosing embroidery to preserve your memories or values for life does prove to be an absolutely painless way of self-expression. And, not to mention, the benefit of flat rates makes digitising embroidery all the more charming.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Digitizing Embroidery – A Solution for Everyone

It is commonly believed that digitizing embroidery only works for people with bulk orders or large scale design houses. However, we would like to differ. At Express Digitising, we have worked on digitizing requests from individuals as well as companies from all walks of life and would like to share some of the experiences:

PR /Event Management Companies – In recent times, an increasing number of event management firms have been approaching us for their digitizing embroidery needs. Their requests mostly revolve around getting the logos of their client companies on an innovative range of items or merchandise. These have included hats, hoodies, jackets, scarves, bags and even belts, so that their branding initiatives are sustainable and reach far and wide.

Boutique Designers – Designers trying to establish their brand’s image in the local market have also shown interest in making use of our digitizing embroidery services. Their requests mostly centre around getting signature pieces created for an entire collection, along with matching pieces for accessories.

Gift Shops – Specialty gift shops too have been keen on shifting back to the reliability of embroidered designs in the face of printed artwork that has a tendency to peel off and fade away. They call upon our digitizing embroidery services to create custom bed sheets, pillow cases, t-shirts or even elaborate photo frames, so that their merchandise not only stands out in terms of design, but also innovation.

Individuals – A whole range of individuals have approached us over the past few years to take the help of digitizing embroidery in order to place their favorite designs on their backs or walls. Biking enthusiast have come up with interesting requests to put their favorite set of wheels on their leather jackets or flags, helping them enjoy the artwork without having to worry much about wear and tear. Even housewives have taken a liking to the art of digitizing embroidery, since it gives them the credit of skillfully replicating their grandmother’s designs for wall hangings, lamp shades, tea cozies, etc. without having to toil away or put in half the time.