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Old September 26th, 2011, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Digitizing and stiching small fonts?

Ive been Digitizing for bout a year now and just recently started working with chest logos and have been finding out when digitizing a .25 inch and smaller lettering it looks good in the software but is a completley different story when stiched out if anyone has some suggestions it would be greatly appreciated
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Old September 26th, 2011, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's the density set at? The smaller the letter, the lower the density... We usually set ours at around 35 to 40 and then what needles are you using to sew those small letters? Small (9/10) Sharps seem to work the best for us. Ball points never work on small lettering.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Look SEVEN post down from this one you just posted.

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Old October 6th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had a batch of design done by www.digitalexpress.com, may be they'd help you out using their experience.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ive been Digitizing for bout a year now and just recently started working with chest logos and have been finding out when digitizing a .25 inch and smaller lettering it looks good in the software but is a completley different story when stiched out if anyone has some suggestions it would be greatly appreciated
hi, when digitizing I would recommend hand punching all your lettering at this size not keyboarding. and do each part of a letter as it's own section within reason... for example the letter E would have the center bar done first as a section and then the rest all as another section.. doing extra steps like this prevents stitches connecting in wrong places and at this size each stitch is visible.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 10:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hi
www.wilcomfonts.ning.com
Cool forum to be in if fonts are important to your business.

Small fonts are always an issue for many. A lot also depends on the age of machinery, the needles, backing etc. The rest is to do with the relevant compensations for the thread weights in use, so will vary in that respect. Lots use 60wt for smaller text, and get crisper results.

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It is possible that your choice of font is not appropriate. Certain fonts that work well at normal size ranges tend to get untidy when the sizes are reduced. Experiment with the fonts, have a little fun and you may hit a jackpot using a lighter density is a must for digitizing small fonts. Also you must try using a single stitch where ever possible. It will take effort and time but you will be able to achieve a higher level of precision in your lettering this way. hope it helps
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