The beautiful art of digitizing and embroidery process occurs when an original artwork – a picture, logo, image or an icon is scanned into a digitizing program using its software engine to convert the artwork into a machine-readable file that could be understood by the embroidery sewing machine automatically. Immediately after the original file is converted by the digitizing program, the embroider will then make use of the converted image in the embroidery software to instruct the embroidery machine on how best to sew the patterns and stitches. The converted image is then processed by means of the digitizing software to the numerous patterns and stitches necessary for the art work to be completely embroidered.
While making use of the embroidery software for digitizing, the embroider determines which color of thread to make use of, the embroider also determines any thread that is different for the normal ones like metallic’s, nylons, cottons, silks, etc and also their position in the digitizing patterns. He also determines the required length, breadth, height and width of the patterned stitch that will fit on the clothes. Most of them may be dense, with numerous stitches, or a bit light, with some few stitches to perfect the design. The embroider may also decide on what kind of stitches will be made, like zigzag or cross-stitch, as an example. When all the variables has been processed and verified, the embroider will then save the machine-readable file in a CD, flash drive or hard disk for record purpose, safe keeping and future use. After when the art work is scanned, converted with the embroidery software, and stored safely to a disk in a machine readable format that is possible for the embroidery machine to understand, it will then be uploaded to the embroider machine for sewing and that’s the final stage in embroidering the image.
Currently there is a lot of software available for digitizing embroiders. Some embroidery machine comes with its own kind of digitizing software, however most digitizing service providers prefer to make use of other more advanced software which makes digitizing easier, renders more flexibility, and also comes with extra features that are not offered in the basic software provided by the original embroidery machines manufacturer. Also available in the digitizing market are other digitizing software programs built specifically for Windows machine, Linux & MAC computers, though most of them are free software others are more affordable when compared with commercial applications, and can output just about every command the “advance-professional” software render.
After processing the scanned image through the use of the embroidery digitizing software, the final machine readable file should be stored safely in a folder; moreover, there are about 30 other different file extensions so the file type or extension for your digitizing should be determined. The embroider must choose the right file type that is in use and apply only it for the embroidery machine or digitizing machine. When the embroidery digitizing program has finished converting the artwork, it is very essential that the embroider uses the right format for storing the final file, because different machines make use of different files format so as to appropriately reproduce the original artwork.
The file formats are important to properly digitize artwork so embroiders must know and understand the file formats of their embroidery machines before saving it. The right kind of digitizing formats could actually be found inside the operator’s manual of the embroidery or digitizing machine used in performing the embroidery. If you don’t an operator’s manual, you can search online or check the manufacturer’s website and contact their customer care to request for a digital copy that is compatible with the model of your embroidery machine.
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