Digitization of the design:
The embroidery process begins with the digitizing of the design, and this will allow the embroidery software to tell the machine where to embroider the garment and the exact stitching. Contrary to what most people think, you cannot embroider a design from a digital file in bitmap (PNG, JPG, TIF, etc.) or vector (EPS, AI, etc.) format. The design must be converted to a special digital file for embroidery. This file indicates the information of the type of stitches, thread color, punching stitches and quantity that the machine will need to perform the embroidery. This information is very important to know the production costs because depending on the complexity of the design the costs will vary. This digitizing process is done only once, thus reducing costs for subsequent jobs. During this process, it must be taken into account that very fine or very small details will hardly be appreciated in the final embroidery.
The production process is carried out manually. Before the machine starts embroidering, the thread rolls of each color must be loaded in its corresponding head. An operator must program the machine correctly by setting the parameters such as embroidery speed, color sequence, etc. The garments must be individually placed in a frame so that they are ready for the embroidery process. Finally, once the embroidery process is finished, the extraneous stitches that have accumulated during the embroidery process must be removed.
The type of material has a great influence on the stitches to be performed by the machine. A T-shirt, for example, has different stitches than a pair of jeans because the fabric is not as heavy. Materials such as polyester, wool, fleece, cotton have a different stitch configuration.
- High quality and elegant finish.2. Long-lasting print.
- Allows printing on a wide variety of fabrics.
- Suitable for large and long runs.
- Excellent resistance to washing.
- Does not allow stamping of details and very small letters.
- It is not possible to print full color designs (photographic type).
- It is not possible to print in PANTONE colors.