How to Produce Top Quality EmbroideryAmaya Sales UK
Producing quality embroidery will set you apart from many of the embroiderers out there that only turn out average quality. Take a look at embroidery in some of the retail stores and you will see a wide difference in quality. You could say that if the consumer is accepting this, then why bother changing? The answer is that most people will always pay extra for quality goods. This will allow you to create more business and charge a higher price.
So, let’s take a look at how you can ensure that your embroidery production is as good as possible.
Look at the design before it’s digitised
In my opinion, the first step starts when you take the initial order. You must look at the artwork and decide what parts are suitable for embroidery and what are not. For example, very small lettering may not be possible compared to print. If you have your own design software, there should be special lettering fonts that are suitable for very small ones. If you are looking at a design with large areas of fill stitch, you might want to consider using an applique material that will cut down on the number of stitches and the time taken to sew.
If you are sending your designs out to be digitised, they should advise you on what’s good for embroidery or not if you are not sure. To find a good digitiser, try sending the same design to say three companies and then compare the results.
Framing the garment and backing material
Correct framing is essential if you want the finished embroidery to look top class. Make sure that the material is taught in the frame with no wrinkles. The ideal hoop for an embroidery design is one that just fits, and fits just inside the hoop limits. This would help prevent any registration and puckering issues.
The backing material is also very important and is used as a stabilizer for the garment. There are two main types of backing, one is called “tear away” and the other “cut away”. Tear away backing is used for more stable fabrics and cut away for the more unstable fabrics such as knits or loosely woven fabrics. There are also some special backing materials that are mainly used for lighter weight fabrics. Please ask your supplier for more details.
Also, look out for special frames in the market to help you hoop and embroider in difficult places, We offer the Melco fast clamp, which is a great one product solution for framing Melco Fast Clamp Pro | Amaya Sales UK (amayauk.com)
Cap embroidery has not always been easy to produce, but with the introduction of the latest framing systems this has improved tremendously. Cap embroidery is easy nowadays and is very profitable. Cap Frames | Amaya Sales UK (amayauk.com)
Maintain your machine
Now that you have a well-prepared design and your garment is framed correctly, you should turn your attention to your embroidery machine.
Make sure that all your tensions are set correctly between the top and bobbin thread. Some machines have automatic tensioning which takes all the guess work away and allows you to run fast and efficient embroidery production.
Check that the stitch quality is good and consistent in all colours. Use a design that you know sews correctly before trying this. Make sure that there are no loops in the top thread, this could be a sign that the sewing hooks need re-timing.
Check that your operator is oiling and maintaining your machine to a good standard.
Look out for new products
Last but not least, always keep a lookout for new machines or products that can help improve your production and quality. Embroidery Machines | Melco EMT16X Modular | Amaya Sales UK (amayauk.com)
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