Monday, September 29, 2008

Logo Colors

You've had your logo designed and it looks great.  You decide to order custom embroidered polo shirts but before  placing your order you realise that you forgot to consider possible shirt colors when having your logo designed.  You know white shirts will work but you'd prefer a darker color. You really want black shirts but black is a color in your logo.  Can the black in your logo be changed to white so you can choose black shirts? The easy answer is "Yes" but there are issues to consider.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Resize Your Embroidered Logo?

Changing the size of an embroidered design is easy right?  No!  Sometimes a logo can be adjusted 10-20% but usually an embroidered design needs to be redigitied when a significant size change is necessary.  For example, lets say you have a logo that's set-up for custom embroidered hats.  Some of the text is small but the logo looks good.  Can it be resized for a visor?  Most likely not.  Although the width for a hat design is the same as a visor the height isn't.  While a hat design is 2" high a visor is only 1" high.  Unless your hat logo is 1" high or less you won't be able to resize the log for visors without making adjustments such as eliminating small text and other unessential details.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Limit Your Designs

When digitizing, what you see in your digitizing software doesn't always embroider in the same size or shape. Text and shapes must be adjusted to compensate for the "push and pull" in embroidery. How will you learn these skills without a machine? There are many concepts to learn before a digitizer can create nice-looking designs that run well. Rather than trying to digitize your own designs limit the number of designs you'll start with and have an experienced digitizer set-up those designs. Instead of spending time and money on embroidery software use those resources to market your product.