Tips for small lettering in Embroidery Digitizing for better and visible text

Embroidering intricate or small patterns is tough. It deals with a lot of text-heavy designs, and these can be tricky to embroider. Hence, we are here with few tips to improve quality on lettering especially small lettering type embroidery digitizing.

Size and space between letters:
In general, capital letters and small letters should have difference in size. It make easy to read. In the design, the capital N’s should be narrow to punch. Letters that have closed loops such as o, p, q, e are complex to embroider. The space between two letters should be between 0.5 to 1.0 mm. Any less and it is not visible read. Increase the size of the design and the spacing between letters for more visibility.

Trims are used within two consecutive elements of a design to make the design look cleaner. Each trim adds to machine time and too many trims makes the design inefficient. If the distance between two elements is not more than 1.2mm, you can move the letters closer together to avoid trimming. Check the density of the stitches if they are as per the standards for that particular garment category. Your design should come out better, with smooth edges and readable text.

Key factors you should know about embroidery logo design:
In custom embroidery, lettering plays an important part. Your designed logos must be visible and should be clear to read to your customers, even the smallest section. The physics is the same for tiny letters and thicker letters, the smaller the needle the thinner and visible letters can be created. The thicker the needle more bigger letters are created. The normal thread (No. 40) mainly used is thicker than No. 60. Hence with the 60 weight thread we can create letters 25% smaller. Yet the size of thread and needle is the not the only solution. While stitching small letters you shouldn’t lap any part more than twice.

On satin cloth the wider the column we make while stitching, the lighter will be its density. The pull it creates due to wider column the more it will fill in. The clarity of the letters is extended by the corners.

Small text= Big Problem?

Always start running stitches from the beginning of the first letter and start covering the lower half at first.  Create proper covers and go to intersection of the letters. The loop between the stitches created by two needles which penetrates on both sides decreases if not spread apart. It will overlap on one another and gives a thinner column. Small needles may solve problem but the conventional letter size while using needle there is a gap between the two penetrate. The thread will pull up naturally by the two needle penetration. The pull will cause filling up the gaps and the lighter the density of the small letters is made.

The running stitch will add unnecessary density on the tiny letters, so program the small letters in the sequence starting from right hand side rather then left. Wobbly posts is the sign of higher density. If the letters float move them and rework on them. If the letters are closing run the embroidery machine again.

A Professional embroidery digitizers will run the machine again and again until the embroidery is perfectly sequenced. The better embroidery patterns you will get after trying proofs. The physical rules of the embroidery machine will allow you to reach faster perfection.

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