Computer Embroidery Limitations

The embroidery method involves a threaded needle being pushed down through cloth to form stitches. The material for the needles is metal, and it is important that they have a particular thickness to survive (just as regular sewing needle) through the trials of the embroidery method. The thread must have a specific thickness is also necessary to prevent it from breaking throughout the embroidery method. A typical embroidery style has thousands of stitches, and lots of times there’s sewing on prime of sewing. Industrial embroidery machines typically run at 700+ stitches per minute.

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So you have got an unusually thick sewing needle and thread coming back down and penetrating material at a rate of 700+ stitches per minute with sewing on prime of sewing in several cases. This creates a surrounding of a method that has several limitations. Please keep in mind these limitations when you order custom embroidered patches.

Let’s get to the details.

Here are some of the constraints that exist within the computerised embroidery machine process:

  • Lettering in your brand can’t be smaller than .15 inches. By far the foremost standard limitation is font size. Most designers produce logos, and the dimensions of their monitor screen are apparent, so the logos are mostly very detailed but any writing smaller than .15″ cannot be embroidered cleanly, and even if it is embroidered, it would not be possible to read that. Here at Patchion, we have developed a unique technique of embroidering small lettering. Thanks to that innovation, we can make lettering smaller than a competitive company. The word “quality” at the image on the right is only 0.15″ (4mm) and still can be read.

  • “Hair Lines” aren’t realisable with embroidery. Hairlines are skinny lines, and they never produce fine detail in graphics. Embroidery thread is very thicker than a hairline; thus, any hairline can seem much thicker with embroidery. If one places multiple hairlines close to one another, they can produce a solid component look once decorated. It’s like attempting to draw exceptional detail on a pencil drawing with a thick marker. Often the solution to the problem is the use of thin needles and ultra-thin threads. Read more about small details embroidery. Check the image on the right. It is small 3″ Embroidered Flag of Edinburgh with “hair lines” removed.

  • Outlines are hard to achieve. Designers like to write in all shapes and sizes. Though this might work very nice on a monitor, it’ll not look alright with thread and needles. If you place too several stitches very close, it can look very “muddy” and doesn’t sew well. Logos with a lot of detail are not very precise in terms of decoration therefore it is preferable to simplify them beforehand.
    So, if you have got a closeup of the sculpture of Liberty and it’s adorable on your pc with eight inches length, and you decide to get it embroidered then it is not going to work. The brand logo should be simplified to accommodate the smaller size, and details will not be visible properly.
    The recommendation here to you is to print the designed logo on the paper in the particular size you would like to get it embroidered. If it’s “muddy” on paper, it’ll look a lot worse after being embroidered. This is a typical drawback with Logos of brands such as “Town of la Crest.” These style of logos are typically created by a group of smaller graphics inside it. Logos like these will be digitised with all that detail, merely not 2″ tall or shorter. A brand like this might be around a minimum of 3.5″ tall. If you go for something smaller, you begin to change the logo as few details will not be applied.

  • Gradients can’t be achieved on smaller logos. Gradients always cast a “wow” effect on any brand, but this effect can’t be achieved with embroidery unless you’re creating a more prominent logo. Keep in mind that we are re-creating your logo with thread, not with ink thus making that cool “fading” result that goes from yellow to orange and so to red on a left chest sport shirt style won’t be attainable. For smaller logos like on the left chest of a polo shirt, can hold solid gradient shades. Look at the image on the right. The blue background has several blue threads mixed. Thanks to that solution we have reached the possibility of gradient imitation.

  • Photo quality, realistic true-to-life expectations aren’t affordable with embroidery. Please keep in mind that we are reproducing your logo with thread and needles, not with a digital printer. A printer will print high-quality pictures, while an embroidery machine cannot create quality pictures. We can digitise the quality image and embroider it; it’s simply not getting to seem like it had been written with an electrostatic printer.

Please perceive that we tend to put our all to get the most excellent results attainable; however, there are some limitations to the embroidery method, and a few things are out of the control of our management.

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