Which are the most commonly reported mistakes in embroidery digitizing?

Whether you are a small firm dealing with private orders or a large organization handling corporate consumers, the quality of the embroidery work remains crucial. A decline in quality can result in unhappy consumers. We don’t want that, do we? Here’s a detailed look at some of the most common mistakes that can impact the appearance of the final artwork. 

  • Ignoring the fabric details 

Along with the design, even the type of fabric needs to be the area of focus. Several aspects of embroidery digitizing need to be adjusted as per the fabric to be used. The density of stitches, color, types of stitches, equipment, and other factors have to be selected accordingly. 

Novice digitizers often ignore fabric details during the initial stages. On the other hand, embroidery digitizers working for reputed agencies like Vectors Artwork will seek fabric details from the consumer before quoting design digitization pricing. 

  • Inaccuracies in small letters digitization 

Logo designs with small letters or texts need an expert’s eye as correct sizing rules need to be followed. Accurate sizing is crucial for file conversion in case you plan to use a embroidery converter. Experts suggest the column width should be at least 1mm, while the standard height of the letters needs to be 5mm or more. 

  • Incorrect number of underlay stitches

Underlay stitches play an essential role in maintaining the quality of the overall embroidery. Machines can embroider easily due to the smooth surface created with underlay stitches. They also ensure the fabric remains stabilized. 

Fabrics like corduroy, fleece, and wool often end up with fabric naps while getting embroidered. Underlay stitches help in reducing, controlling the same.  

  • Auto-apply option for stitch length

You can use auto-apply settings with most commercial-grade digitizing software. However, it is best to be choosy while selecting the stitch length. The increase in the stitch length increases the distance between stitches. Errors in choosing this number (stitch length) can result in thread breaks and needle breaks as well. Put simply; the embroidery machine may end up facing significant issues. 

  • Choosing a different color foam 

Custom hat embroidery digitizing involves the use of 3D puff digitizing. 3D embroidery is different from regular embroidery digitizing. It consists of the use of foam as a base to help the embroidery design stand out. And this is where one of the most costly mistakes happens. 

Novice digitizer often end up using underlay, forgetting tack down stitches to hold the foam in the place. Ignoring capping the edges to stop the thread unrevealing is the most commonly mistake done by unskilled digitizer.  The foam needs to remain hidden from sight. 

We have a crew of professional digitizers who have more than a decade of experience in the industry. We have completed thousands of designs that reflect perfection. No matter if it’s a cap or hat, if you need 3d Puff embroidery digitizing professionals, you should surely give us a call or email us at art@vectorsartwork.com to discuss your needs.