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Old March 21st, 2018, 09:34 PM   #131 (permalink)
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yesterday a client argued with me about my stitch count estimate for filling a 10 inch circle.

Simple equation for many young students. A=(pi)times (r)squared. All you as a digitizer has to do is figure out how many stitches you think you need to fill an inch? 1000? 1200? 700? pick that number and in this case multiply it by 53.5 So if you think you need 1000 stitches per square inch then that would mean 53,500 stitches. They argued that a square inch should only be 350 stitches in 40 wt.

I know it depends on the material and underlay. but 350 to me would mean NO underlay and a density less than half what full coverage on paper would be and a stitch length of 6.5mm

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of course here in TEXAS our pi is smaller.... lol 78.5 (not everything is bigger here!)
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i just tried it...with the densities i use and underlay and removing stitches under 1 mm it came to 1303....
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so does that mean 1303 stitches per square inch? I use 1000 as a general estimation realizing that is not accurate just an estimate
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yeah, i just did an exact square and filled it and added underlay just to see....that's what it came out to...
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me: quoted 4 inches wide with all black on the art as the fabric showing through. (background was also black so who knows if it was to be embroidered or not... cannot guess so offer least stitchcount option up front)

client: WHAT FABRIC? this is being sewn on hats.

me: OH please tell me what the hats your client has chosen are made of? cardboard, plastic, metal? We really havent had any new products in this industry since 3D foam so am VERY interested to learn if something new is out there finally!!



I know, I am an Ar@% but seriously WHAT FABRIC ???
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client wants back of hat embroidery to have upper case letters at 12/16ths of an inch tall. let the rest fall where they may. OK first isn't 12/16ths the same as 3/4? to make things simple.

second. that makes the lettering 7 inches wide over the arch of a hat. Do we smash the letters to make it fit? or do we do it as 6/8ths tall on the upper case (lol)

After 29years of ONLY digitizing I am still amazed that sales persons do not actually LOOK at the art at the size requested. My goodness how many clarifications that could stop.

Clarifications are not bad. Communication is good. But by the time we go back and forth to finalize a layout NOW the order is a RUSH and they tend to blame us. So should we have just followed the instructions, played stupid, and given them a 7 inch wide design? NO because then they question OUR professionalism. UH but isn't this supposed to be a "marriage" of two professionals trying to help an end user?
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isn't this supposed to be a "marriage" of two professionals trying to help an end user?
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today is only Tuesday ... already this week have a client that does not know what a "satin stitch" is.
another that does not know what it means to "merrow" a patch... I know it is a brand name of machine but for 30 years that is what it was called, no?

and lastly a client who did not understand "running stitch lettering" we always say think of a TM or R mark. still not getting through.

Merrow I get for new clients... but the other two? These are all people selling embroidery to end users and you do not have a list of common vocabulary to use both for the end user but also important to use for the digitizer/embroiderer ?
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instructions:

100% polyester woven shell bonded to a water-resistant film insert and a 100% polyester microfleece lining 92/8 poly/spandex woven shell bonded to a water-resistant film insert and a 100% polyester microfleece lining (Heathers) 1000MM fabric waterproof rating 1000G/M2 fabric breathability rating Zip-through cadet collar with chin guard Reverse coil zippers Front zippered pockets Open cuffs and hem


ok... kept waiting for anything the client actually wanted done with the design. simple left chest logo. lol
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