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Digitizing Logos for Embroidery - Corporate Branded Clothing Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered how a digital image is developed into the sewn likeness on your clothing? It's probably not the kind of thing you notice. However, whether you've realized it until now or not, digitizing is a crucial part of the custom embroidery process.

So what is digitizing?

Digitizing is the translation of a digital image file like a JPG, PDF, or PNG file into a code which an embroidery machine can interpret as a stitching pattern. This code is fed through our embroidery machines, driving them to create clear, intricate, detailed representations of the original image.

Digitizing is a complicated process! Logos probably require more individual stitches than you would guess. For example, a typical 1 by 4 inch logo contains 6000-10,000 stitches. That's a lot of information to program into a code! The digitizer has to take into account the type of garment (hat, shirt, jacket) and the materials that make up the garment (cotton, polyester, nylon, rayon, silk) when it comes to setting up file that will work with a specific logo and garment.

At Unique Embroidery, we take care of the set up for you. Whether you have a simple text or a complicated, multi coloured image to be embroidered; our digitizing processes can handle the job.

Digitizing is a onetime only process. After we have created the digitized file we can easily use it to reproduce any product you need. Note that we can scale plus or minus about 10% if needed. Larger changes will require a separate file to guarantee a quality finish.

We now have a new pricing system for our digitizing process! A flat rate of $48.00 applies to any artwork up to 4.5 inches wide and requiring up to 10,000 stitches. Larger files will be quoted.

We hope you enjoyed this brief peek inside the embroidery process. Embroidery and engraving are intricate, interesting processes which may surprise you! Keep checking back for more behind the scenes glances into the Unique Embroidery and Twin City Trophies systems.