Computarized Embroidery Machines
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Today the majority of embroidery that is found on items is made through computerization rather than manually. The creation of items created through computerized embroidery machines is often preferred by users because the job is accomplished with extreme precision in no time at all!
Basically there are only five different steps to digitizing and creating embroidery designs by the use of computerized embroidery machines.
Designing or crafting embroidery files: There are countless small companies who offer embroidery digitizing today, and the user may purchase or actually create an embroidery design file through them. The Web contains designs that are prepared and organized to be downloaded.
Embroidery punchers or embroidery digitizers will create the designs using digitizing software allowing the digitizer to construct the design in what is called the native file formal, so that the design may easily be edited and reshaped later. Because diverse embroidery machines utilize dissimilar file formats, you will have to know the file format of the embroidery digitizing software in order to complete the task.
Embroidery digitizers must keep the original file of any designs. This is due to conversion of the design file into the required stitch file, which may cause the file to lose significant information which if lost will make it too difficult to modify or edit that design later on. For example important information may be the original artwork that was utilized to make the design, the thread colors, and of course the object outlines.
Editing the design: Once the digitizing process is complete, the design may then be edited. Editing may consist of copying, cropping, splitting, rotating, sketching, or moving the design. Text may be added, or the colors changed to suit the client.
Embroidery machine design loading: Once done with the designing as well as the editing, the final design may now be loaded into the embroidery machine. It never hurts to be sure that the file format is compatible with that particular embroidery machine. Some of the file formats accepted by a tremendous amount of machines may be PES, HUS, SEW, JEF, VIP, and ART.
Fabric Stabilization: Different embroidery machines call for different stabilization, thus it’s important to follow the directions for your particular machine. The thing is that different machines require different stabilization designs, and of course we also must consider the density and type of fabric used. What stabilization does is to basically avoid wrinkles in the fabric to be embroidered. Thus perhaps adding additional pieces or interfacing to the fabric adds stabilizers. Using the hoop that is attached to the particular machine may also accomplish this.
Working the embroidery: Once the particular fabric has been stabilized, and we are totally sure the design file is properly installed in the embroidery machine, we may begin to embroider. It stands to reason that the machine needs to be monitored since the machine will notify you of special effects that need to be done, or if only to just tell you that the color changes need to be made in the threads used for the work. You will also wish to verify that the machine is going into the correct stitching path as detailed in the digitizing process.
Embroidery has been greatly simplified as you can see. With embroidery digitizing as well as computerized embroidery machines, the designs and patterns can be rendered by practically anyone. In essence this is the biggest advantage of using computerized embroidery machines to create beautiful embroidery!