Digitizing and Creating an Embroidered Logo


Company shirt embroidery is a great way to have employees stand out. Here is a look at the process of digitizing and creating an embroidered logo for your company shirts.                                                                                 

Choose a file that is compatible with the machinery

You cannot just send any file for the printers to turn into an embroidered logo. There are certain file formats the design needs to be in. These include .jef, .dts and .exp. The printers should let you know what file format they need it in and if you need help converting it then suggest where you can go for it.

Upload the designs into the right software

The designs once received in the correct format can then be uploaded into the software they use where they can edit things like color, stitch type and stitch length.

Decide and set the dimensions and size                              

It is important to have a clear idea of what size you want the logo to be when it is on the garment. You will need to make adjustments for different products. For example, what you have on the shirts might be larger than what you fit on a cap. Also, think about where the logo is going to make sure there is enough room for the size you want it to be.                                                                                  

Choose your stitching type                                

There are different stitching types you can select for corporate shirt embroidery. Different stitches have different looks and textures. Some popular stitches are the satin stitch, the straight stitch and the fill stitch.

The satin stitch – This is a smooth and thick stitch that completely covers the garment but does not work well with complex designs. It can look messy. It can also be referred to as the damask stitch. Only use with simple designs or lettering with clean lines.         

The straight stitch – A basic stitch type called sometimes the running stitch. Often used to add fine details or to create an outline of the design.       

The fill stitch – A common one used to fill in an area with a large amount of color. Might be called the tatami stitch. 

Choose the colors for the threads

Then in company shirt embroidery, the thread colors need to be chosen to match as closely as possible the colors in the design.    

Send the file to the machine

With size, location, colors and stitching selected it is ready to be sent to the embroidery machine digitally.                       

Place the garment in the machine                                

The shirt or other garments are positioned and the machinery is prepared. It is important at this stage that the professionals ensure the fabric is properly secured so the logo is sewn where it is meant to be.                            

Create a sample

Before a business orders a large amount of shirts with corporate shirt embroidery it makes sense to have a sample made and sent to them to evaluate the quality, stitching, size, location, colors and so on. Then adjustments can be made for the final order and the final shirts can be started.    

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