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Old May 8th, 2010, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thread color suggestions for designs

I need some help/advice from you experienced sewers.

Could you suggest the thread colors, by brand and item number, for the following designs, I want to make them look really good.

1. Caterpillar yellow: for bulldozers and other heavy equipment. Need the best match for CAT yellow.

2. Home Depot Orange, no licensee issues, just need the color for similiarity

3. Budweiser red, see #2 above

4. Military olive green, for WWII colors. Need a olive type color, and a light color olive to contrast it.

5. Military desert sand colors, for newer military equipment and uniforms.

6. Digital Camo: colors for the new digital camo schemes for todays military.

7. Tennessee Orange (Go Vols): again, no licensee issues, just a color match.

8. Kentucky Blue (UK Wildcats): see #7 above

I use Madera and Isacord mainly, but will get other brands if need be.

Any help apprecaited, thanks.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, take the artwork and your Madeira thread color chart outside in sunlight... should be pretty easy to pick all the colors you need without going any further. Just dont pick your colors inside under florescent lighting. Also, please be aware that just because you pick the perfect color , you need to make sure your digitizing angle on filled areas is the proper direction or your pms match will be off (on those freaky occasions where it really does matter).... I learned that the hard way years ago when AMEX went to their blue box logo.... I worked at a cap manufacturing facility and we sewed 3000 caps.... well their quality control rejected the order because the angle we used in sewing that simple blue box changed the pms color blue! Seriously... take any color and sew a 1.5 inch square using it at an angle of 0, then do a 15, 30, 45, 60,75 and 90.... you will see what I mean.
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Hi, take the artwork and your Madeira thread color chart outside in sunlight... should be pretty easy to pick all the colors you need without going any further. Just dont pick your colors inside under florescent lighting. Also, please be aware that just because you pick the perfect color , you need to make sure your digitizing angle on filled areas is the proper direction or your pms match will be off (on those freaky occasions where it really does matter).... I learned that the hard way years ago when AMEX went to their blue box logo.... I worked at a cap manufacturing facility and we sewed 3000 caps.... well their quality control rejected the order because the angle we used in sewing that simple blue box changed the pms color blue! Seriously... take any color and sew a 1.5 inch square using it at an angle of 0, then do a 15, 30, 45, 60,75 and 90.... you will see what I mean.
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