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What is digitization in embroidery?
What is digitization in embroidery?
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This article explains the digitization process, a crucial step in creating embroidery designs. It outlines the process, associated fees, and guidelines, emphasizing that digitization bridges the gap between design and machine-readable instructions for embroidery machines.

Understanding Digitization

Digitization is the process of converting your design into a format that embroidery machines can understand. This involves translating your artwork into a series of stitches, creating a blueprint for the machine to follow.

Digitization Process

Here's a breakdown of how digitization works:

  • Your design is sent for digitization when you place your first order.

  • The digitization process typically takes up to 24 hours and is factored into the estimated delivery time.

  • While the preview on the mockup provides a visual representation of your design, the final embroidered result might have slight variations.

  • Our skilled digitizers determine the most suitable stitch types for each design to ensure optimal embroidery quality. This means that even similar designs may have different digitization approaches, resulting in unique embroidered outcomes.

  • We maintain strict digitization standards to ensure compatibility with our embroidery machines. Therefore, we do not accept files that have been digitized elsewhere.

Digitization Fees

Digitization fees are based on the complexity of the design:

  • The fee is calculated per embroidery area. Image files are charged at $6.50, while text files cost $3.95. If your design includes both an image and text within the same embroidery area, the fee will be $6.50.

  • The digitization fee is a one-time charge per design. Once your design is digitized, you can reuse the file for different embroidery products without incurring additional digitization costs. If I use the same design but a different thread color, you will only be charged for one file.

  • It's important to note that hats and caps have unique digitization requirements compared to apparel and bags. Therefore, digitized files for these items cannot be reused, and a separate digitization fee will apply.

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