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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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Digitizing Revision Pricing Updates

We've updated the language in our pricing to better outline any additional charges that may occur during revisions. All possible fees are outlined below and in our FAQ. Different Fabric Types Each additional : $5 Sizing Enlargement 0-19%: $5 20-99%: $15... Continue Reading →

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 →

Placing a Revision and Uploading Additional Files

We want to make sure our order placement experience is as smooth as possible be it your 1st or 100th order with us. Today we will go over placing a revision for a change on your design and adding a... 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 →

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 →

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