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Tackle Twill – Go Big!(with less stitches)

Tackle Twill can be a great addition to any embroidery shops playbook. These designs will allow you to produce large filled areas that would normally take tens of thousands of stitches to accomplish with just a few zig-zag stitches around... Continue Reading →

How to Read Run Sheets

Run sheets are a way to know how to program your colors in the machine without having the software directly wired to your embroidery machine.  A run sheet has the breakdowns of how many color stops there are. Some run... Continue Reading →

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Translating Logos to Embroidery – Webinar

A webinar presentation by Jesse, our Digitizing Product Manager.     Have any questions? Contact us: service@ignitiondrawing.com               253-284-0733                 ignitiondrawing.com  

Corners and Capping

Digitizing can be more complex than you think. Something that may seem simple can actually be really difficult to get right. This is true about digitizing corners. What’s so difficult about corners in outlines? You just make a line, transform... Continue Reading →

Digitizing Animals

We are going to look at this subject with a rather broad brush. This article will handle the basics of how to approach digitizing for animals. I use Wilcom as my primary digitizing program so most of my specifications will focus... Continue Reading →

Small Lettering Guide – Part 2

Short and Wide or Sharp Corners Wide fonts (also known as extended) and fonts with sharp corners are much more difficult to come out nice in embroidery. On corners, both the horizontal and the vertical strokes have more chance of... Continue Reading →

Small Lettering Guide – Part 1

Twill/Denim/Nylon With fabrics such as twill, denim, or nylon, embroidery does not sink much and generally floats on top of the fabric. This creates less of a need for underlay and shorter pull compensation, thus allowing us to go smaller... Continue Reading →

Embroidering on Hats, Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s face it. Embroidery is not easy. There’s a lot that goes into it. Understanding fabric type, digitizing, backing, hooping, tension. The list can go on and on. But one item a lot of people fear to embroider on is... Continue Reading →

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