The process of converting your logo into embroidery is not simple and requires several steps. Some of the common challenges in the process include the following.
While converting a logo there might be a chance of the design losing some features if not done precisely.
Some images tend to get pixelated as they are enlarged; that will distort your logo.
If your logo has text, it is necessary that the text should be decipherable in the final embroidered design.
Embroidery digitization helps address these issues. Digitization is the process of digitizing your designs or logos into an embroidery machine ready format. A digital image of your logo is loaded on to an automatic embroidery machine and the design is then embroidered on the fabric.
Here are five important factors you must consider when converting your logo into an embroidered logo.
1. The Fabric
Select your fabric and stitches carefully for embroidering your logo. Heavy stitches on a delicate fabric might cost you the fabric. Another point to consider is the thickness or the density of the cloth on which the embroidered logo will be sewn out. You cannot have light stitches on a thick cloth because the stitches will not have the appropriate effect you had in mind.
2. The Design
A good digitizer will advise you on your logo design elements, which will make the logo more striking and help it stand out. The fabric is an important consideration here also. Experts usually recommend limiting the use of gradient effect in case of embroidery on corduroy or wool fabric. In such a case, the stitches will change to short stitches because these two fabrics have a protrusion effect, causing the stitches to come undone.
3. Lettering in the Logo
Any text in the logo has to be large enough for the words to be clear once the logo has been embroidered on the fabric. Ensure that the writing is large and clear enough for the digitizer to understand and replicate. Avoid pixelation of the image because that will distort the design. Increase the size of the font using a design tool like Photoshop.
4. Reduce Fine Lines and Small Areas
Small little lines of a burst of one particular hue will be lost in the embroidered design. Make sure that the colors are well balanced; this ensures that they prominently and distinctly stand out in the embroidered logo. Such a logo will certainly grab attention.
5. Work with Professionals
A professional embroidery digitizer will be able to optimize your design and ensure that no details are lost in the embroidered logo. Professionals will also advise on the best fabric for your logo. Alternatively, they will digitize the images in a customized manner so that your logo looks good on the specific fabric.
If you are looking to have your logo embroidered, powerstitch.com can help. We have been providing high quality digitizing services to clients for the past 8 years. We offer competitive rates and quick 24 hour turn around time. Browse through our design gallery online and contact us for a quick no obligation quote.