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|Custom Embroidery Designs
|Embroidery is the process of stitching a design into fabric with thread. In the computerized embroidery industry, machines are used to stitch designs into the fabric of garments and other items much more quickly than stitching by hand. The machines are run by both external and internal computers.
To simplify - embroidery machines are much like printers only, instead of printing with ink, they stitch threads. Special computer programs are used to create, or digitize, designs which in turn are "read" by an embroidery machine.
Because the process is so specific to the industry, common image files (such as .gif, .jpg, .bmp, .tif, .cdr, .psd, etc.) are not able to be used "as is" without the design file first being digitized specifically for embroidery. In other words, the image that you provide us (in any format like the ones listed above) needs to be converted (digitized) to a format that the embroidery machine can understand.
Any image can be digitized provided it is in some form other than photography.
All copyrighted designs must be accompanied by written authorization from the person who holds the copyright before the design can be digitized.
The cost for digitizing varies with each design and is determined by the amount of stitches in the design. This cost is a one-time fee. After you have your design digitized, we will keep that on file, so all future items you'd like with that design will not require the digitizing cost. You can use it over and over again. The cost to embroider the digitized design onto the garment of your choosing is based on the number of stitches in the design. The more intricate a design is, the more stitches it will incorporate and the higher the cost will be.
Because of the wide variety in the stitch counts from one design to the next, it's not possible to give you a set price online before we take a look at your design and determine the size and scope. Therefore, if you would like to have a custom design digitized, such as your company's logo, please follow the steps below:
Steps for digitizing a custom design
1. Send us the cleanest copy of your design available. Although we can generally use any image you give us from high-resolution, camera-ready art to a faxed business card that has your logo on it, the better the image you can provide, the better the digitized result will be. You can upload your image file with the form below:
2. Upon receipt of your design, we will analyze it and determine the price for digitizing within 24 hours. We will then contact you via email and/or telephone for authorization to continue.
3. If you have any questions about this process or simply do not understand how to send us your image, please call us at 1-800-721-5740.