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.
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.
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?
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.