December 30th, 2013, 06:28 PM
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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.
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