Digitization and punching are universal concepts, a digital means for converting vector to a (readable on embroidery computer) that determines needle penetration, color changes, point functions, starting point, etc.Digitization and punching are general expressions, digital means of transforming illustrations into vector commands (readable on an embroidery computer) that determine needle penetrations, color changes, point features, start points and end, etc.Many embroidery machine, both domestic and commercial, come with scanning software. But the fact it comes with your machine does not necessarily mean it is the best or the most suitable for you.
Also, just because you have it, does not mean it’s the one you need to use, or that you need to use it at all. Scanning is not a simple process, even if you have a vast computer experience. Also, if you are new to embroidery machine digitizing, focus on learning embroidery first; otherwise, you will not know if a bad seam is being scanned or sewn.
Embroidery scanning is the art of using a computer to convert a work into recognizable data by an embroidery machine. This tells the machine how to sew the logo. A click on the computer does not automatically convert the design. The artist redraws the pattern so that the embroidery machine knows what to do; the size of the pattern, the base, the type of point, the color changes and the order in which all this happens. Like an architectural plan that tells the builder what to do.
All embroidery scans are not equal. It takes years of experience to digitize quality. Everyone can redraw a pattern, but will it look good or will it sew the object you want to embroider?
Complexity is the most important factor in determining the cost of scanning. A large circle all filled makes amounts of points high, but the design is simple. A large circle inside complex, but not completely full, has a lower number of points, but requires much more time to be scanned.
Not all designs or logos are easy to use because they were originally designed to print. With printing, letters and numbers can be much smaller and colors can be integrated more easily than through embroidery. Consequently, changes to the size and / or design of the letters, logo or design may be required for best results.
Sometimes the smallest text in a design or logo dictates the size that can be embroidered. The smallest text that we can embroider with any readability is about 0.25 “tall, depending on the size, some designs, images or logos with intricate details will need to be reduced in complexity to achieve high embroidery quality.
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