Have you ever seen a shirt or cap with a tiny logo that has been perfectly embroidered on the fabric? Have you ever wondered how this intricate design is achieved? It is done through embroidery Digitizing.
Embroidery Digitizing is the process in which already created artwork such as a team emblem or logo is converted to a stitch file, uploaded onto an embroidery machine to be directly sown on a chosen garment.
Prior to the digitization of an embroidered design, it must first be converted to a digitized format. This process is a complex form of art and science
Digitization is done as explained below;
- The initial art/ drawing is first examine
This is done so as to note the details and obtain the right specs
- An artist draws an “outline” by hand.
The custom stitch file is created by the artist
- Thanks to the work of the artist, the needle’s path is determined
This is the actual path the needle will follow when stitching
- Further stitch file data is added
Here, this allows for the adjustment od thread density and positions of the stiches and threads
The digitizer tries as much as possible to reproduce the artwork by changing the types of stitch in the design so as to match the initial specs.
Some files can be digitized while others cannot. Any design however, can be digitized. Tine letters and small details or minute changes in gradient can pose problems in reproducing it. As a result, customers are given the best file closest to the original design. It is advisable to start with the most clear and best quality art as drawn artwork of grainy picture make the process of digitizing difficult.
Why don’t you surprise a friends with a perfectly embroidered drawing?