These guidelines have been written to assist you in designing, producing and formatting artwork that you wish us to use with your order.
Firstly, artwork is any illustration of a graphic that you want to have embroidered on the garments you order.
Before reading further, It is useful to have a high level understanding of the embroidery process and how we transfer a digitised image from a computer screen onto a garment. In its basic form, embroidery produces text and/or an image onto fabric using different coloured threads. Our embroidery machines are computer controlled, however traditional textile design and material handling skills are also utilised in the production process.
From the point of receiving a piece of artwork, we digitise the image (that is convert the image to a stitch file) This is done on a computer using specialist software. We then transfer the results to one of our embroidery machines, which eventually produces the embroidered finished product.
There are a number of additional manual processes and fabric constraints that need to be considered in adjusting the hundreds of parameters that affect the quality of the result, however these have been omitted from the above description for simplicity.