New version of TrueSizer e2 available now
Register | Login
What is Embroidery Digitizing?

embroidery: An embellishment of a fabric or garment in which colored threads are sewn on to the fabric to create a design.
digitizing: A process of converting analog information into digital format usable by a computer.

So how do those definitions fit into your business? Well, as technical and factual as they may be, quite simply embroidery digitizing is the process of creating an embroidery design with the ultimate goal of sewing it on an embroidery machine.

There are basically two methods of digitizing, and for the sake of this article we will call them ‘Freehand Digitizing’ and ‘Image Tracing Digitizing’.

Freehand Digitizing

All good quality embroidery packages such as Wilcom ES will allow you to use your free, unbound creative talents to produce an embroidery design without any source artwork or design.
In most cases, embroidery design packages are CAD (Computer Aided Design) based.

Fact: Traditionally CAD is associated with industrial design applications used in architecture, engineering, and manufacturing. However, CAD also covers broader object-based design applications such as Wilcom ES, CorelDRAW® and Adobe Illustrator®.

Being ‘CAD’ or ‘object-based’, the digitizer (person or artist making the design) creates shapes on-screen using the various design tools, stitch settings, and effects available.

Image Tracing Digitizing

The most common form of digitizing involves inserting an image file and tracing the shapes using the embroidery digitizing tools.

The digitizer must interpret the design and decide on the best way to create the design, avoiding costly trims and color changes.

It is also important during this interpretation process, that the digitizer identifies what is and is not possible with embroidery.

Embroidery deals with physical thread that has a thickness limitation which can dramatically affect the fine detail you attempt to produce with embroidery.

Automatically converting an image to embroidery using either a raster graphic such as BMP, JPG, GIF and TIF or vector graphic such EPS, DXF, EM and CDR is becoming more popular, and can potentially save hours of manually digitizing a design.


Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006 (Archive on Monday, January 01, 0001)
Posted by admin  Contributed by admin
Return

Did you like this article? Rate this article and share your comments below!

Rating: 1 = Poor : 5 = Excellent


Rating:
Comments:
Save

Current Rating: 3.67
Rating: 1
lve u
Rating: 1
It really encourage the new commers,as like me"in embroidery creative business",thanks a lot.
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
Rating: 3
koi free training nahi mil dakti wilcom ki kahi se plz Plz
Rating: 3
tumari ma ki chooth photo to lagao is main
Rating: 5
Rating: 4
hemserim yokmu la
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
Rating: 2
muy bueno
Rating: 5
very helpful
Rating: 4
Rating: 4
Rating: 1
Rating: 5
As a new embroiderer, I wasn't certain what the term actually meant. Now I KNOW, I can be a digitizer!
Rating: 3
good for use
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
Rating: 1
useful and helpful
Rating: 5
Excellent
Rating: 4
Rating: 3
Rating: 4
Rating: 4
Rating: 5
sounds great
Rating: 4
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
Rating: 1
rubbish no affence
Rating: 4
very nice
Rating: 4
Rating: 3
Rating: 5
Rating: 4
very helpful for a novice (me).
Rating: 1
very bad
Rating: 4
Rating: 3
Rating: 3
Rating: 3
Rating: 4
Sounds interesting and exciting. Wanting to know what it can do.
Rating: 3
Rating: 1
not very good
Rating: 5
Rating: 4
Rating: 5
helped make me aware of the work need for digitizing
Rating: 2
somewhat regular article
Rating: 4
nice
Rating: 3
thanks
Rating: 4
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
I found this article very hard to understand. I'm confused even thou I've read it 3 times.
Rating: 5
I'm impressing to know
Rating: 4
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
3
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
this is a wonderful site
Rating: 3
Rating: 4
esclent
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
thanks
Rating: 4
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
muito bom
Rating: 3
manque un peu de clareté mais la traduction qui m'est donnée est peut-être pas au top
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
Naff
Rating: 5
Rating: 4
Thanks..now have a much improved understanding,
Rating: 4
interesante
Rating: 3
Rating: 4
Rating: 4
Rating: 1
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
Rating: 3
5
Rating: 2
Rating: 1
Rating: 3
Rating: 1
Rating: 3
Rating: 1
dfgv
Rating: 3
Rating: 5
Rating: 4
Rating: 3
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
Rating: 5
Copyright 2013 EmbroideryStartup.com Advertise with us :: Privacy Statement :: Terms Of Use