In this day of the digital revolution, there are a lot of changes when it comes to technology. These changes have also impacted the apparel world where many designs are now digitalized.
Digitizing is the representation of an item or object by generating a series of numbers alongside a code to describe this set of numbers. This can be done with sound, images, documents or signals to create a digital representation of the object. This basically means converting an image or document from analogue form to digital form.
This is done using embroidery digitizing software tools and it is saved as an embroidery machine code. The machine code is then fed into an embroidery machine which is then applied to the fabric. The most supported file format is DST file.
The best way to do this is to convert the image into a digital form. Each sewing machine can read a specific data file type. The images can be converted through software into the ideal stich data file. The file then tells the machine the location of each needle point. It also gives instructions when to stop for a thread change and other instructions. Each machine company has its own software, however you can also find market software packages.
You can use an embroidery digitizing service to convert your image into a digital image to be able to embroider digitally. You can search for software packages online, and be sure it is compatible with file type of your machine. Ideally find one with multiple machine formats to help you market your designs.
One important element before you get digital embroidery equipment is you need to understand your equipment and materials. This is because it can help you determine what is possible and what your equipment is capable of. For example, it will help you understand how threads behaves as it is stitched and knowing how specific needles, threads and fabrics behave when used together. It is also important to know how fabric reacts when put under the pressure of the machine needs.
You can do research to find an embroidery digitizing service near you.