In this day of the digital revolution, there are a lot of changes when it comes to technology. These changes have also impacted the apparel world where many designs are now digitalized. This has affected how designs are made and production of materials and clothing too.
Digitizing is the representation of an item or object by generating a series of numbers alongside a code to describe this set of numbers. This can be done with sound, images, documents or signals to create a digital representation of the object. This basically means converting an image or document from analogue form to digital form. This is the same when it comes to embroidery digitizing. An image such as a logo can be converted digitally and the design is reproduced on fabric or material.
What are some qualities to look out for when choosing an embroidery digitizing company?
- Choose a company that understands the equipment and materials – It is important to know how machines work and what they are capable of. The digitizer should know how materials handle stress and what stabilizers to use to ensure the material remains solid. They should understand how thread behaves as it is stitched and how fabrics, needles and threads behave when they work together. It’s important to learn how tension in thread affects a design for the best results.
- They have technical knowledge about digitizing and embroidery – It’s important that one should know the types of stiches a machine embroidery can achieve and know which type is appropriate with certain fabrics to achieve certain designs. It’s also crucial to know how to space stiches so as to fully cover the fabric without putting undue stress on it without making it too stiff. As one works with the machine, they will come to learn the kind of distortions that happen and also figure out the type of underlay ideal for certain fabrics or materials. All this information is crucial for you to achieve the best looking embroidery on your material.
You can do research to find an embroidery digitizing service near you.