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custom embroidered tshirts
  • Basic Tee
  • Long Sleeve
  • Pocket Tee
  • Pigment Dyed
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Tall
  • Safety - Hi Vis
  • custom embroidered polo golf shirts
    custom embroidered sweatshirts
  • Basic Crew
  • Hoodies
  • Full Zip & 1/4 zip
  • Pigment Dyed
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Work/Thermal
  • Tall
  • Safety- Hi Vis
  • custom embroidered ladies apparel
  • T-Shirts
  • Polo Shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Oxfords & Twill
  • Denim Shirts
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Oxfords & Twills
  • --Short Sleeve
  • Sweaters
  • Denim Shirts
  • Tall
  • Custom embroidered caps, knits, visors beanies
  • Flexfit
  • Unconstructed
  • Structured
  • Trucker Mesh
  • Knits
  • Visors & Military
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Camouflage
  • Safety - Hi Vis
  • Custom embroidered work apparel
    Custom Embroidered Jackets, Fleece, Vests
  • Lightweight
  • Midweight
  • Heavyweight
  • Work/Industrial
  • Polar Fleece  
  • Soft Shell
  • Vests
  • Camouflage
  • Tall
  • Safety- Hi Vis
  • Custom embroidered Towels, Robes, Totes, aprons, scarfs
    Custom embroidered childrens apparel

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    Embroidery Digitizing

    Many people often mistake Embroidery Digitizing to Graphic Digitizing. It is completely different so I will explain.

    Embroidery Digitizing is the process Embroidery Companies use to turn your graphic logo into stitches. We use special software that generates codes that our Embroidery machines can read and translate to things like, Needle up, Needle Down, Change color, Trim thread, Move up, Move down, Sew Filled area, Sew text, Sew underlay etc. Everything the Embroidery machines DO, the Digitizer has programmed within the design of your logo. Even thickness of letters and spacing is all done exactly or direction of the threads lay and how thick they are....yes, all done through computer programming.

    This is why there is a set up fee to generate an embroidered design from your graphic. Some are mistaken into thinking it is a scanned process like screen printing...but it is far more complicated and those that digitize well have had years, upon years of experience.

    Denise first learned to digitize in 1991 under the guidance of Walter Floriani one of the greatest digitizer of all time. He began by digitizing by hand before computers were used. He taught Denise the essential basics to many things newer embroidery companies have never learned. We believe this is why our designs are superior to many in the business. Denise also has artistic ability and enjoys making your logo come to life - putting extra time into arranging stitches so the thread creates a 3D appearance. For instance, if you take a feather that is in a Logo or a tree. Some would simply fill those areas in with a blob of thread. Denise enjoys making that tree or feather look real....layering columns of thread or placing the thread in a way that goes in the direction of the grain makes the object look much more lifelike in appearance. Animals are another creative project. By taking more time in creating your logo, she can use single threads placed by hand to make a project unique. Or if you need hand digitized fonts, Denise can do that too. We don't rely on just computer generated text like many companies today. We care about making your logo the best and most unique it can be.

    For best results, it all starts with clean and high resolution images. Although Denise has worked with sketches on a napkin before too. ;-) Sometimes she works with photographs, but prefers clean graphic art when possible. 300dpi or greater is best and 1200 pixels wide is also suggested. We generally say 4X the original size of the finished product is helpful. What we basically do is use your graphic as our pattern and lay the stitches overtop of that fuzzy lines mean hard to see lines and you may not get what you hoped in the end.

    As you can see, digitizing is a art form and you will get different versions of your logo with every embroidery company you deal with. This is why we like to keep our customers and encourage repeat business. Our price and service can't be beat. We hope you will choose OMD as your loyal Embroider provider both now and in the future.

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