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Old March 22nd, 2007, 03:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am a Graphic Artist who is looking into buying a digitizing program. My problem is that there are quite a few and I am a little overwhelmed as to which are the best. I hear mixed reviews about Corel Drawings. I do like that I can create in it as well as digitize, though. Is this the only program that has this feature? Also, I really want to go with one of the best and not have to move from one to another. Basically, I would like to learn how to digitize my drawings and sell them in sets (I am not looking to buy professional embroidery machinery)...am I in over my head here???!!! Any help would be so appreciated!

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Old March 22nd, 2007, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is kinda hard to say which one ie "Best". It really comes down to what you feel comfortable with. I have heard good things about Corel's DraWings but have never used it. I also hear that Wilcom and Wings (DraWings parent program) are wonderful, but again, I've never used them. However they have price tags to match. I use Melco's Design Shop Pro+. I like it. It gives me a lot of flexibilty to do lots of different things. The best advice I can give you would be to ask for a demo version of any program you are considering and see which one feels the most comfortable to you.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! Here is another thought...Is it possible to send my designs to a digitizer and pay them to do it for me and then sell them from there? Anyone do this sort of thing?

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Old March 22nd, 2007, 05:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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inkpuddles,

Welcome to the board.

Selecting a digitizing software is really something you should do after you have tried various demo verisions. Most of the softwares are not cheap and would really take time receovering your investment. Corel Drawings is a good automated software which i have used. It really helps digitize vector artwork. But it has never given the results that a manual software like Wilcom ES has given. Worlds favorite software Wilcom is not cheap at all. it also requires some good pre-knowledge of embroidery & digitizing.

I would recomend you find a local embroiderer and spend some time with him to leaen how the embroidery machine works. Then learn the digitizing process. I would never suggest you buy corel drawings and sell automated digitized sets of designs. You will have a whole lot of customers complaining about the quality.

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 04:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for the responses. Not sure if I will outsource the digitizing (looking very possible) or try to learn something new. I have read so many posts and it looks like the Wilcom and Tajima are up there as far as price and quality. Are either one of these better with vector graphics? I work in Adobe Illustrator.

Also, if I did turn to a digitizer, what would the general cost be for a simple design (let's say and apple with a worm...kids type of design) run? I am wanting to start with about 100 designs and will keep adding from there.

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Wilcom and Tajima pulse both have the capability to semi-auto digitize vector type graphics, They niether import nor read vector objects but rather import and read them as colours from bitmaps. The results so far have not been good unless it is manually adjusted. But still a huge part of the design has to be done manually.

You will certainly find a lot of digitizing companies around that will mostly charge you on per 1000 stitch basis. The price varies from $1.50 to $15.00 per thousand stitches.

The cost of digitizing an apple with a worm cant really be predicted unless you tell me the size of the design, and if possible send me a picture (artwork) of the design. We have a inhouse group of professional digitizers that can help you out at very little costs.

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