Creating eye-catching designs isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula. Depending on the product you’re working with and the desired aesthetic, you may need to switch between printing and embroidery. To help you determine which method is best for your current project, we’re covering the pros and cons of printing and embroidery.
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Embroidery thread - the right embroidery thread - is a big part of getting the perfect final product. Once you’ve invested in a Melco Embroidery Machine, you’ll want to make sure that you’re committed to knowing about the right thread to use. Today, we’re going to discuss the different kinds of embroidery thread, weights, and some tips and tricks to help you along the way.
Investing in a multi-head machine is a big decision. Purchasing the right technology can take your business to new heights and give you the stability to continue expanding your business. To help you get the most bang for your buck, we’re comparing conventional multi-head embroidery machines to the Melco Embroidery Network on a variety of factors.
Exciting news! Melco has released a new embroidery font pack (also called "alphabets").
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Baseball-style hats are a classic look. Though many variations exist, and trends come and go, one thing remains true—they are as popular in fashion, sportswear, casual wear, promotional products, workwear, and teamwear as ever! For embroidery business owners, this means it is absolutely necessary to invest in embroidery machines that are capable of producing quality embroidery on hats in a commercial embroidery environment.
If appliqué or sportswear are part of your business now, or could be in the future, then this article is for you! Traditional appliqué techniques using tackle twill or other material is a classic, time-honored approach. HOWEVER, with Melco technology, you can grow beyond traditional applications, and add printed graphics to your appliqué designs. See this technology in action at the Boston Showcase June 21–22.
While walking through an art gallery recently and l looking at some of my favorite paintings, I was struck by the artists’ use of color and even their economy of stroke. I truly appreciate their work and often wonder how I can better apply those same concepts to my embroidery. Painters have some advantages with colors that embroiders, at least on the surface, appear to lack. They can mix and blend colors to achieve that perfect shade or hue. We who work in thread cannot… or can we?
I am often handed stockings or blankets from people who want names or monograms stitched onto the high loft materials. The problem becomes, how do you make the embroidery stand out nice and clear without the fluff of the fabric curving over and around the embroidery? Managing the nap and textures appropriately make all the difference between something that is OK and something that is awesome! So how is it done? How can you prevent the nap of the fabric from interfering with your design once the topping solvy is removed from the fabric?
Stitch density is the distance between stitch lines traveling in the same direction. The lower the number and/or percent, the closer the stitch lines are. The higher the number and/or percent, the further apart the stitch lines are. The example below shows low,10 point sitch density, compared to higher, 5 point stitch density.