Important things to remember while embroidery digitizing

You are probably already well aware that embroidery digitizing companies need to operate with outstanding clarity and speed. Even the slightest error can result in damages worth thousands of dollars within minutes. Therefore, you should surely take a look at the following factors to save time and resources.

  • Lack of preparation and ignoring details 

You might end up with artwork that needs modifications or trims after completion, resulting in wastage of time and resources. Professionals can easily avoid revisions by planning minute details. 

Inexperienced digitizers often end up with designs full of problems due to a lack of preparation and ignoring details. If the embroidery appears loopy and loose or does not sit flat, it has to be recreated. 

Such misuse of time and resources can be avoided by focusing on details before starting the digitization process. Now, you might wonder, how can this inconvenience be avoided? Uploading a logo to embroidery digitizing software and fixing the proper size for the logo depending upon the placement of the logo, plan stitch types and thickness, choose color shades, stitch density, and underlay stitches.

  • Planning without considering properties of the fabric 

Various aspects of the embroidery digitizing process need to be fine-tuned depending on the fabric the artwork needs to be stitched on. It can be a cloth that has elastic with a flexible structure, woven towel, jeans, linen, or any other textile that you need to work with. 

Each fabric has its own set of distinctive characteristics, structure, and qualities. Thus, embroidery digitizers need to work in coordination with employees who handle stitching machines.

  • Forgetting lock stitches 

Lock stitch is a feature offered by new stitching machines that stop sewing after completing a certain number of stitches. It helps in ensuring stitches do not reverse.

Lock stitches play a crucial role in ensuring weaved fabrics do not break while being stitched. Not using lock stitches can be a bad idea. 

  • Setting wrong stitch length and width

Embroidery artwork consisting of texts or letters can lose charm if the digitizing professional chooses the wrong length and width. Thus, selecting the appropriate stitch width and height is essential for creating a specific stitch type. 

Even a single incorrect stitch can make the text appear inaccurate on the garment, resulting in unappealing embroidery. 

  • Incorrect fill-type 

In some cases, the design may require fills for adding aesthetic appeal and deepness. The professional needs to choose the best suitable pattern size, spacing, pattern orientation, pattern layouts, and grid orientation for superb results. Novice digitizers lack the knowledge and experience for choosing fills that can suit the overall artwork’s composition.  

  • Lack of pathing 

Novice digitizers often end up with embroidery that has altered stitches, ample space between stitches, needless loopholes, and other inaccuracies due to errors in pathing. The procedure involves planning a stitch sequence for the design. Proper pathing can ensure the embroidery gets perfect stitches, resulting in a superb appearance. 

Failing to give appropriate direction to stitches, not measuring stitch density, and neglecting underlay stitches are other common errors. 

You won’t have to bother about inaccuracies in the artwork if you choose to outsource your work to Vectors Artwork. Our team of professional digitizers has several years of experience in offering embroidery digitizing services. Feel free to email us at art@vectorsartwork.com and discuss your project today.