Embroidery Digitizing & Vector Art Samples

The Right Price

Pricing your services can be really difficult. Putting too low a price might eat into your profits and a high price might make you lose your customers to a competitor with a better pricing strategy. Here are a few pointers that will help you choose a good price without compromising your profit margin or your customers:

  • Let your customer know your artwork preparation cost – It is normal to charge some type of setup fee to cover the costs of digitizing, vectorizing or order processing. You don’t need to absorb these costs since they are part of the cost of doing business.

  • Mark up your digitizing costs – Charging prices that do not cover your costs is detrimental to your business. Not only will you not be able to earn profits but you will also incur losses. Charging wholesale prices will help You deserve to be rewarded for the extra value that you add sending us the order, checking the sewout scan we provide and sewing out a test file from your machine. We suggest that you mark up our digitizing fees to cover your time and effort. With our new flat fees, you know ahead of time what your costs will be, making it easier to mark up your digitizing costs.

  • Think carefully about the incentives you offer – You may decide to waive setup fees as a way to get new customers or generate more business from existing customers. You know your business; so perhaps that is the best way for you to offer incentives. However, if you do waive setup fees, make sure that you recover your costs and make a profit in other ways.

  • Get up front payment – You don’t need to fund your customer’s business. Ask for 30%-50% of each order up front, depending on order size and the supplies involved. If you ask for less money up front as a way to get more business, make sure you have surplus cash available to cover your costs if something goes bad.

  • Offer incentives for volume and loyalty – Whatever incentives you do offer, consider tying them to a customer’s order volume or degree of loyalty over time. So if you offer free setup, offer it only on orders above a certain piece or dollar volume. Or, offer a discount only to repeat customers.

By following these steps, you can ensure that the cost that you decide upon will be acceptable to your customer and will also not result in losses for you.

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Digitizing For Caps

There are two rules for digitizing on six-panel caps. First, the design should be started at the bottom of the cap where it is most securely held by the frame. Similarly, starting from the center where the seam creates bulk and sturdiness and working out to each side, one side at a time also makes it easier to handle. If these two rules are followed, the finished design will have more color changes and trims than if you digitized the design in one go, but the perfect registration and excellent runnability will make you glad to have put the extra time and effort.

Another issue with six-panel caps occurs when a fill pattern is placed on top of the center seam. The thread falls into the seam creating a valley and preventing a nice smooth fill throughout that portion of the design. This problem can be easily sorted out by digitizing a column over the center seam, then placing the fill pattern.

The column levels the surface and helps to eliminate thread breaks as well as providing a superior appearance. When using this technique, it is imperative that the embroiderer start with the needle dead center over the seam and that the digitizer has the design centered. Otherwise, the column will not fall on the seam, resulting in a hill in the fill pattern that is worse than the original problem.

Fill patterns with a diagonal stitch direction should be avoided on six-panel caps. Because the sides of the cap are so unstable in the hoop, diagonal stitches will push the fill outside of the border causing a problem that cannot be corrected by your embroiderer. It can only be corrected at the digitizing board. Fills are best going straight across but can run up and down. I find that up and down fills, especially over the center seam, do not cover as well, and our machines do not like them. We have more thread breaks with a fill that runs vertically than with the same pattern run horizontally.

Soft caps, such as five-panel, bucket, and unstructured caps are not bound by the rules  above. Because they are softer, they are more easily forced “flat” in the cap frame, and with proper backing and good solid grip, can be stitched with designs digitized for flat production. However, the rules for six-panel caps will give you superior production on these, too.

Visors hooped in a cap frame have special problems. First of all, the working space is only about an inch tall, although the design can be as wide as the hoop allows. Secondly, the top of the visor has virtually no support in a conventional frame.

Simple designs are best, and they must be small.. Stability for visors can be provided by hooping backing that is large enough to reach all sides of the hoop at the same time as you hoop the visor. Another option for visors is a flat hoop with sticky backing. This provides more work space on the visor and turns it into an easier-to-work-with flat substrate.

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Vector Art samples

Our Services

Embroidery Digitizing Services

Excellent Quality - We use only the most up to date softwares and highly trained digitizers. Our designs go through several phases of quality checks to ensure that all on screen digitizing as well as the sew out is perfect. We have delivered over 20,000 outstanding logos!

Exceptional Service - We’re here almost 24 hours to answer questions about your design or account as well as answer any digitizing / embroidery questions that you have. You can depend on us for all your digitizing needs.

Quick Turnaround - We offer a 12 hour turnaround with no added charges. If your order is super urgent, we can sometimes accommodate within a few hours (if you let us know, we’ll give your logo top priority!)

Vector and Graphic Solutions - We will vectorize and/ or give color separations of your designs for your screen printing needs. In addition, we can clean up your existing art work, design logos, business cards, flyers, etc. Our expert graphic designers are here for all your designing needs.

Most Formats Accepted -Jpeg, bmp, tiff, ai, eps, cdr. When sending ai, eps or cdr, please convert font to outlines or give us the name of the font used.

Most Formats Provided -EMB, DST, PXF, POF, CND, EXP, PES, HUS, PES

Low Prices: Digitizing- $1.79 / 1000 stitches with min $10 and max $75. Vector: $10-$100 depending on complexity.

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Embroidery Digitizing: Why Outsource?

Maintaining a successful is business is quite a demanding task. There are million issues that require your attention and not just enough time in a day. In such a situation, delegation comes as a blessing. But have you ever considered outsourcing, getting other businesses to do your tasks? Digitizing, a key part of the embroidery business, is something that can be easily and practically outsourced.

Here are a few reasons why outsourcing might be a good option:

  • It saves time. Time is an integral asset to a business and it is best if it is utilized wisely. If you don’t have enough human resource digitizing would take up a lot of your time, which you can use for other tasks that you are better equipped to do yourself.

  • It is comparatively less costly. Getting skilled human resource that is good at digitizing will cost you a lot of money. While acquiring, training and paying a specialized digitizing staff will be expensive, outsourcing can be done at an amount much less. Another are where you can save cost is on the digitizing software. Buying the software yourself is going to be too pricey and would increase costs if digitizing is kept inhouse.

  • Allows for better quality work. When a specialist company that does mainly digitizing does the work for you, the results will always be superior in quality than when you do it in-house. Instead of spending time and energy on something that is out of your area of expertise or to induct more human resource, outsourcing allows you to not focus on it and do something that is more relevant to your experience.

  • Focus on Core Competencies. As a company grows, administrative functions also grow. Managing back-office operations and administrative functions takes the time and energy out of any organization. Outsourcing will free you from having to manage the digitizing portion of your business, and help put your focus back on your core competencies. This will give you more time and opportunity to grow your business.

  • Distribution of Risk. Outsourcing your digitizing will also reduce the risks of going into an additional portion of your business that can be better handled by a more capable company.

To sum it all up, outsourcing your digitizing will allow you more time, labor and finances allows you to free up much-needed time to focus on what you do best and take on new work. Most importantly, outsourcing your digitizing work will allow you to get a knowledgeable digitizing expert to your create top quality designs that will please your customers to no end.

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