What files do we require for Embroidery?
Our embroidery machines use a file format call a DST file. This is a special file format that only embroidery machines can read. If you do not have a DST file of your logo then you will need to pay a fee to have this digitised.
What is Digitising?
Embroidery digitizing is the process of converting existing artwork like a company logo or team emblem into a stitch file that an embroidery machine can sew on a garment. Before any design can be embroidered, it must be digitized. Digitizing is a complex process that is both art and science.
What we need to digitise your logo?
To digitise your logo we need a computerised file of your logo. We can read all of the following formats: jpeg, tif, gif, jpg, cdr, ai, eps, pdf, bmp. These are the most common formats, but if you have a format not listed here send it anyway, we are pretty good at this. Our favorite is the jpg format. It is generic and can be saved / exported by just about every piece of software available. If you can't send a jpg file and are sending a graphic with the font active, please change the text to curves. Otherwise if our system does not have the font (we don't own every one of them out there) it will substitute a closest match (which may not be what you want). We can fix this, but it is much easier with the text as curves.