Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Handling The Letters In Embroidery Digitiser Projects

When you are working in an embroidery digitiser project, you have to be careful of every minute detail because even a little flaw can destruct the overall beauty and pattern that you want to project. One of the key aspects where you need to be extra cautious is when your embroidery makes use of letters.

Many customers can give you order for embroidery digitiser projects that are heavily loaded with texts. When the concentration of text is more, there is a common tendency among designers to place the words close to each other and make then narrow. However, if the letters are extremely narrow, punching them can become cumbersome.

So, you need to keep a few aspects in mind when sizing the letters and spacing them. These are not industry standards and you are not bound to follow them. However, in most cases it has been seen that they have yielded the best output and sticking to them can help you in getting the perfect output.

•    Ideally, you should try to have the text in block letters. This makes for better reading and digitizing is easier too. However, you can use small letters too, but when you do so, you have to be even more careful regarding spacing and widths.
•    In order to ensure that the words are readable and the overall text is catchy rather than blurry, the minimum height of letters should be 5 mm. This is valid regardless of the fact that you are using capitalization or not.
•    The width of the letters is an extremely important aspect because having extremely narrow letters can make embroidery look fuzzy and post digitization; it may lose its appeal too. The column width should nearly be 1 mm. +/- 0.2 mm is acceptable. However, when you are using letters like “o”, “p”, “b”, "d”, “q” and other similar ones that have the rounds in them, the spacing becomes even more important. Embroidering these letters can be tough because the loops and circular pattern diffuse the letters and makes the final output blurred. So, in such cases, the space within the letter should have a diameter of approximately 0.9mm as this will make digitization efficient and will ensure that the letters won’t slide one above the other.
•    The density of the stitches that you are using is an extremely important point too. If you do not use the right density, the letters can have a hairy look and it will look fuzzy rather than distinct and clean. So, use an underlay and follow the standard for density of stitches for the specific garments on which the embroidery digitiser design will be implemented.

When you follow the above tips, you are likely to excel in the field of embroidery digitiser projects brilliantly.

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  1. I need to get some work shirts embroidered. I have 40 shirts that need to be done. How much would it cost to get three letters done on them? I need to have them done in a week.

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    1. hi sir, do you still needs any work ?

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