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How to Digitize Large Designs & Athletic Uniform Embroidery

johnd | December 5, 2017

johnd If you’re thinking about tackling the team uniform market it’s really a matter of properly planning your digitizing and production practices. Hopefully, we’ll all agree that choosing embroidery and appliqué over silk screening definitely has more visual appeal on a set of team jerseys. Unfortunately, we’ll also agree that the pricing differences are also…

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Tricks for Knits

johnd | August 29, 2017

Digitizing for Knitted Garments Digitizing for difficult fabrics can sometimes be… ‘difficult’, and knitwear would be considered a ‘difficult fabric’ by many embroiderers. So when tackling this type of fabric, you’ll often need more than just good digitizing techniques to give you a bit of an edge. Let’s start with your choice of stabilizer –…

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How to Digitize Athletic Uniform Embroidery

johnd | August 22, 2017

If you’re thinking about tackling the team uniform market it’s really a matter of properly planning your digitizing and production practices. Hopefully we’ll all agree that choosing embroidery and appliqué over silk screening definitely has more visual appeal on a set of team jerseys. Unfortunately, we’ll also agree that the pricing differences are also just…

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Embroidering on Terry Cloth: Digitizing Tips & Techniques

johnd | August 15, 2017

Terry Cloth… Ouch!.. I’ll have you know I tried hard to think of some way to make this article a little light hearted and not just a technical manual, so I might as well apologize in advance as its best suited for all us embroidery geeks. Embroidering on terry cloth falls into one of the…

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Getting Artistic with Vermicelli (The Forgotten Stitch type)

johnd | August 8, 2017

This is one of those articles that might motivate those of you who like to experiment and stir your artistic flare within your digitizing, but will most likely not be something you will use within your daily practices. There are certain applications within corporate logos to which we have applied this technique, usually in areas…

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Stitch Saving Digitizing Techniques

johnd | July 25, 2017

If you are a contract digitizer you’ll find you deal with all the different sectors of the textile industry at once. These range from promotional marketing companies, apparel and headwear manufacturers, contract embroiderers and people in the retail market, such as sporting good stores. You feel like your always under and microscope and you never…

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3D Foam Memories

johnd | June 6, 2017

We had a post last week on our Hatch Facts Facebook Group asking about digitizing for 3D Foam and it brought back a flood of painful memories. Back in the early 90’s was the first time I saw 3D Foam hit the market, at the time we ran a contract embroidery house and did customer…

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Needle Know-How: Let’s get to the point!

johnd | April 4, 2017

Let’s get to the point! When that embroidery machine arrived at your door and the tech started it up for the first time, you probably stood there and marveled at all the engineering and technology that must have gone into the precise timing involved in creating stitches at such high speeds. The thing that amazes…

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Contract Digitizers – What you need to know!

johnd | March 14, 2017

What Every Embroiderer Should Know about Contract Digitizers A properly digitized design is the foundation of the embroidery process; whether a company is digitizing in-house or is out sourcing this service it is the single most important step in promoting both quality and profits. Most newcomers to the industry purchase embroidery equipment and digitizing software…

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Color Blending

johnd | February 28, 2017

Over the last few years, corporate logos seem to have become more and more graphically intense. Corporate logos are being created with the expressed purpose of promoting the visual appearance of printed matter and signage. Our problem begins with the fact that when you’re dealing with needle and thread in comparison with all other graphics-related…

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