Step 1 – Artwork
The embroidery process begins with an idea or a piece of artwork. You can provide your own artwork, or we can work with you to create a unique design.
Once finalized, the design is ready to be digitized.
Step 2 – Digitizing
Digitizing is the specialized process of converting 2 dimensional artwork into stitches or thread. The digitizer is programming the sewing machine to sew a specific design, in a specific color, with a specific type of stitch from the artwork. Effects can be included to “spruce up” a normally flat piece of artwork.
Step 3 – Setup
Before the sewing can begin, specific thread colors must be loaded by hand into the machines. A spool of thread for each color for each sewing head must be loaded.
Step 4 – Production
The machine itself is programmed by the operator to sew the design in a particular color sequence and a particular sewing speed. The garments must then be “hooped” individually, again by hand, and then loaded into the machine. Once the design has completed sewing, the garment is taken off the machine, un-hooped, and then sent to the next step in the production process.
Step 5 – Finishing
After the garments have been sewn, they go through a finishing process. During this step, the garments are inspected for quality, individually trimmed of excess backing material and excess threads, then folded and packaged ready for delivery.