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What do we mean by Bitmap?

Bitmap graphics are the most common image format. File formats like JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF and Photoshop PSD, are all bitmap images. They are all made of small points of light called pixels(Fig 1). You may also hear these files called... 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 →

Embroidery Glossary Stitch Types

Run Stitch This is your basic stitch. This stitch is common in both embroidery and sewing machines. Look at the seam of most jeans and you will see this stitch. Most run stitches in embroidery are between .8 mm to... Continue Reading →

How to use G-mail as a tool to view EPS/Ai/PDF files

Attachments have been used right from the early days of the email. Now-a-days people share more and more stuff online, rather than sending them through attachments. However it is still a part of many email users daily experience, since it... Continue Reading →

What can vector art do?

Vector Artwork does not rely on pixels per inch like a Bitmap. A bitmap and other standard file types such as jpeg, gif and png use pixels(or colored squares) to render complex images at the expense of being able to... Continue Reading →

The Right Software For The Job

Whether you're doing the work yourself or contracting with a vendor, it's always a good idea to be familiar with and have a copy of editing software. If the need arises it will allow you to make quick and easy... Continue Reading →

An introduction to Layout Lab tools

With Layout Lab creating a design only takes minutes, and saves time with your creative projects, without the need of expensive design software. Put the tools in your customers hands with your very own Private Label Designer. Getting Started Easy... Continue Reading →

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