DigitSmith

Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

Like Tree2Likes

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 2nd, 2010, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Vtmtngirl Vtmtngirl is offline
Junior Member
Join Date:
Feb 2009
Location:
vermont
Posts:
24
Liked:
0 times
Default Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

I need some helpful hints on the method to embroider Nylon Dog Collars.
Needle size and point, type and weight of pellon, should I use adhesive paper?
Density of stitches in letters? Water soluable topping? Best letter fonts? Letter size?
Any hint will be appreciated.
Send a private message to Vtmtngirl ContactReply & Quote
Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Flint54 Flint54 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date:
Oct 2009
Posts:
152
Liked:
8 times
Default Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

We have completed over 50,000 name tags on both nylon and sized/un-sized cotton webbing over the past year and a half.

Due to the need for repeatability we purchased several Hoop Tech ICTCS 2 Frames with the 7.5" x 3" windows that we modified to handle and line up the webbing ( http://www.hooptechproducts.com/itcs2.html ). This allows us to use the frames on any of our machines ( 4, 2 & single head) and still use the frames for their original uses but allows the webbing to be lined up to match for making multiple names on a single run.

We use a Titanium 75/11 Sharp for all, NO backing or topping is needed. We use black bobbins and normally block lettering. Some script fonts work well but you will need to try them to see what works well in your case. Lettering is sized to no closer than 1/8" from the edge and all sewing is done with POLYESTER THREAD only. Rayon will not last.

Hope this info helps you.
Robert Young likes this.
Send a private message to Flint54 ContactReply & Quote
Old February 3rd, 2010, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
twok4hd twok4hd is offline
Senior Member
Join Date:
Jan 2009
Posts:
131
Liked:
0 times
Default Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

Flint, any issues with flagging?
__________________
Glenn
Sew Fine Designs
Send a private message to twok4hd ContactReply & Quote
Old February 3rd, 2010, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Eric Eric is offline
Senior Member
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Central Massachusetts
Posts:
384
Liked:
0 times
Default Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

I've done them too.

Best advice to avoid flagging is use the clamp like flint said. I use the table on my machine, and you need to clamp the ever living $@!# out of them ... lol
Send a private message to Eric ContactReply & Quote
Old February 4th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
Vtmtngirl Vtmtngirl is offline
Junior Member
Join Date:
Feb 2009
Location:
vermont
Posts:
24
Liked:
0 times
Default Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

I have the ICTCS2 with the 7.5x3 inch hoop and have the instructions on the desktop
I haven't put it on the machine just yet. (scared)
I have used the The needle 75/11 sharp, I am leaving 1/4 inch from edge and thread type I use is polyester I thank you for the confirmation.
What about font types? I am using Ariel. Are there any other good ones that work on the thick nylon webbing? Or Stitch density?
I had been using regular hoops with pellon and the top thread has a tendency to bunch up.
Do you have tight top thread? Or is that due to the flagging?
Send a private message to Vtmtngirl ContactReply & Quote
Old February 4th, 2010, 10:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
Flint54 Flint54 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date:
Oct 2009
Posts:
152
Liked:
8 times
Default Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

As far as flagging be sure to follow the mfg instructions for setting up the clamp on your machine, be sure to have the clamp ride on the arm on the tape applied on the underside. Also be sure to have the webbing tight in the clamp or you will have problems. For density we are running ours with a +10 in Pulse Illustrator close to a .33 - .35mm or a 3.5pt I would think. Due to the large weave of the webbing the needle can be deflected a bit so the higher density assists in improving the look. Experiment with each type of webbing you will be using to find the best for your needs and the same goes for the fonts. Our base clients have a specific need for block fonts only so that is what we use, haven't needed to check out many others so have not done that.
Robert Young likes this.
Send a private message to Flint54 ContactReply & Quote
Old February 5th, 2010, 10:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
Vtmtngirl Vtmtngirl is offline
Junior Member
Join Date:
Feb 2009
Location:
vermont
Posts:
24
Liked:
0 times
Default Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

I appreciate the advice. It is very helpful.
Send a private message to Vtmtngirl ContactReply & Quote
Old May 13th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
Sweet_Pea Sweet_Pea is offline
Junior Member
Join Date:
May 2010
Posts:
1
Liked:
0 times
Default Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

I purchased the Hoop Tech and love it. But is there a way to calibrate the hoops to the machine?
Send a private message to Sweet_Pea ContactReply & Quote
Old December 30th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
DancingBay DancingBay is offline
Junior Member
Join Date:
Aug 2010
Posts:
3
Liked:
0 times
Default Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

I know this is a really old post, but I have some questions relating to embroidering on nylon or polypropylene webbing.

I've been asked to personalize a customer supplied horse halter.

My first thought is to split the webbing (triple layer), embroider, and the stitch it back up. My second thought is to embroider on Polypropylene webbing either same width (matching) or 3/4" (contrasting) and then stitch that down.

Since this is a one off, which would be preferable. I will have to order the Polypropylene since I don't know of any place to buy in locally.

I have dg/ml Pulse software which has a recipe called "Dog Collar". It has no underlay, 0.1mm Pull Comp, and 50.8 spi density. I used this recipe to personalize collars from PetSmart for my own dogs. I was not happy with the density (way to light) and I think the registration was ever so slightly off.

I'm thinking what I need to make these changes to the recipe: use normal density of 63.5 spi (4 pt) or maybe even 72.6 spi (3.5 pt), 0.1 mm pull comp, center run (perpendicular) or edge run (contour) underlay, and stitch from center out. I'm thinking 18mm font height, all caps, if I'm stitching on 1" webbing. If I go with the 3/4" webbing, I'm thinking 12 mm font height, all caps. I read that the general rule of them is 1/8" margin top and bottom for font height, so I think these numbers are inside that margin. I am wondering though since there's no backing if there's any reason to use underlay unless you use contour just to give the edges extra support.

I was thinking of getting the FastFrames Dog Collar clamp, but after reading this post and seeing the difference in price between that and the 7"x3" icTCS-2 clamp, I think I need to add another icTCS window to my collection. I already have both size clamps. When I did the dog collars, I just hooped a piece of tearaway (sprayed with KK100) in a big hoop, ran a placement stitch with a stop at the end and then placed the collar over the placement stitch, taping the ends down with painter's tape. That might be why my registration was just slightly off. That and the fact that I made my font to big.

I don't plan to do a lot of horse halters or dog collars, but would like to have the confidence to say yes every time someone asks me to do one.

Thanks,
Alisa Davis
Dancing Bay Embroidery
Send a private message to DancingBay ContactReply & Quote
Old January 9th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
Prabhugani Prabhugani is offline
Junior Member
Join Date:
Jan 2014
Posts:
2
Liked:
0 times
Question Re: Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars

Hello This is Prabhu

I'm New here, and i having a doubt and need a help to know what Embroidering effects inside the text in this attachment

Embroidering on Nylon Dog Collars-need-text-effect.jpg




Pls tell me its a effect or need to create all the details individuall.

Please Help Me asap

Regards
Prabhu
Send a private message to Prabhugani ContactReply & Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on Embroidering with Wooly Nylon dwgnldy Embroidery and Digitizing 0 February 18th, 2009 03:21 PM
Embroidering small items san0003 Embroidery and Digitizing 5 February 13th, 2006 09:29 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:47 AM.
Copyright © 2011 DigitSmith. All rights reserved.
Forums software by VBulletin, Copyright © 2000-2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.