What is digitizing or punching?

Digitizing is the act of entering digital data (point by point with a digitizing tablet or by scanning the design) into a computer and then defining the data to represent stitch types, stitch directions, density settings and machine efficiency.
The digitizer (also known as a puncher) creates a map, which the embroidery machine follows to get from starting point to ending point.
Many different roads can be taken to get from start to finish. Each digitizer will have a different point of view when approaching a design.

There are three basic stitch types that are used for all embroidery:

  1. Running---Running stitches or walk stitches are single line stitches which run one stitch between two needle penetration point. A running stitch goes from point A to point B. They are used for very fine detail and also for underlay. There are different variations of run stitches such as two-ply and bean. A two-ply stitch is a running stitch that goes from point A to point B and then goes back from point B to point A and stops. A bean stitch is a running stitch that goes from point A to point B and then goes back from point B to point A and then goes forward from point A to point B. The differences are in the thickness of the different variations.
  2. Satin-----Satin stitches are nothing more than zigzag stitches. A satin stitch can range in thickness from just over 1mm to usually a maximum of 12mm. A satin stitch is normally used for nice detail and for most normal size lettering.
  3. Fill------A fill stitch is used to cover a large area in a design. Fill stitches are a series of running stitches aligned together to create a solid area of coverage in the design. Fill stitches can be aligned to create patterns or they can change direction to provide different effects from within the design.
    In addition to different stitch types, the other factor a digitizer has to deal with is density, stitch directions and stitch lengths. The stitch directions and stitch lengths enable the digitizer to create different effects with the stitch types just described. The density refers to stitches per inch. The greater the density, the more stitches will be used within that defined area.
    A good technique for a digitizer to use is a greater amount of underlay to stabilize the material and allow for less density to be used in the particular segment of the design.

What form of artwork do you prefer?
Our first choice is vector art. Either a Corel Draw file (.cdr) or an Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) Please convert all text to curves because we don't have every font available installed. If vector art is not available then a graphic file in either .jpeg .eps .bmp or. Tiff format will work. If graphic files are not available, we can also use camera-ready art. If none of these are available, then there could be an additional charge to prepare the art for digitizing.

What is the best way to send artwork?
The easiest way is to send an email with attached design file.

How long does it take to get my design digitized?
24 hours or less and fast online service,No extra charge for rush jobs

What do you charge for digitizing?
We charge by stitch count. only $3.75 USD per 1000 stitches.

What do you charge for edit?
For the designs that we were initially digitized by us, the editing is free.
Designs that were not digitized by us are charged $3.75 per additional 1,000 stitches.

How can I send an art image or design?
We can accept just about everything from a computer generated image, to a fax of a doodle on a bar napkin. All we really need is a relatively clear image with the color separations. If we are not sure we understand what the image is we will ask or provide an art proof for you to verify the image with us. We have a state of the art Art Department that will be able to handle about anything that you need.

How do you ensure quality?
We sew and inspect each digitized design to ensure the design is sharp and clean. If we find any problem, and we ever found, we correct it and sew it again. We do this until it is finally perfect. This final sample image is provided FREE of charge to you when we send the embroidery file by email.

How will I receive my completed design?
Designs are sent attached to an email provided to you.

What payment methods do you accept?

  1. We take Company check, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
  2. You can pay by credit card via http://www.PayPal.com at no extra cost.
  3. To pay by bank wire payment, please contact us.

Do you provide free trial order?
We don't provide the trial order free of charge since our quality is guaranteed, you can send a logo to us to digitize, and will not pay unless you are satisfied.



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