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Embroidery

Announcing SureColor F2100, and Roland Print/Cut Machines

If you own a screen printing business, or have any interest in embroidery or selling printed t-shirts, then you need to know Melco. Based in the U.S., Melco is known for its high-speed commercial embroidery machines and digitizing software. However, with increasing demand for direct to garment printers and vinyl print/cut machines, it just made sense to expand the product offering to include the SureColor F2100 from Epson, and a selection of vinyl print/cut machines from Roland.

How to Make a Custom Fill Pattern

Complex fill elements are most commonly used for laying stitches down over a large area.  These fills tend to look flat and, when considered by itself, a flat fill does not usually add a lot of dynamic interest to the work.  One way to increase the interest and add creativity to the fill is to incorporate patterns within the fill area.  These patterned fills take the flat fill area and add shapes into the fill so you can give the fill an embossed or stamped look.  Melco International’s DesignShop Pro+ software has well over 40 standard fill patterns that can be applied to a fill area, but the possibilities are truely endless.  With DesignShop Pro+, you can create any shape and and turn it into a pattern for a fill area.  The below steps show you how simple it is to add your own custom patterns to a fill.  The instructions below are specifically for DesignShop Pro +.

Cap Embroidery with Melco Embroidery Machines

Cap embroidery presents unique challenges to many embroiderers. No two cap brands or styles are the same. The panels are all cut differently and the front panels are backed and constructed differently. This means that it is very difficult to make a cap framing system that fits every possible cap product with exactly the same result. For this challenge, we need to expand two skill sets, a) digitizing and b) machine operation.

Build Your High-Efficiency Digital Production Shop with Melco!

When you choose Melco as your equipment source, you have access to machines that will produce nearly every type of personalization possible, from embroidery to DTG printing, vinyl cutting to heat transfer. Demand for one-off and short run orders is increasing, and with Melco as your partner, you have the equipment and support you need to meet that demand.

Announcing Melco Fast Clamp PRO

We are proud to release our new embroidery clamping system, the Melco Fast Clamp PRO.

The Melco Fast Clamp PRO was developed specifically for hard or impossible to hoop items. Melco engineers studied customer feedback, and in collaboration with Melco's Embroidery Applications Team, have created an adjustable clamping system that enables embroidery on the smallest of areas, including pockets, dog collars and leashes, backpacks, shoes, sandals, hats and more. This system makes embroidery easier by eliminating the need to hoop many products.

How-To: Embroidery on Blankets

It seems that I’ve been embroidering a lot of blankets lately. Some friends are having babies and others have children or grandchildren on this or that team. Blankets are a great personalized gift that with a little bit of planning can look fantastic.

Digitizing for 3D Embroidery

An Excerpt From our 3D Embroidery Guide, Click here to download the complete document.

Basic Rules for Puff

1. The portion of the design that will be puffed must be the last section to sew. You will be laying down a piece of 3-D foam, so all flat sections of the embroidery must be sewn first.

2. The needle penetrations perforate the foam and allow for the excess to be pulled away upon completion of the sewing.

Announcing Dale Sanders, President & Managing Director

With a strong background in leadership and global business development, Dale Sanders is well suited to help bring Melco to the next level in the global apparel decoration market. For nearly 30 years, Dale held various positions with Briggs & Stratton, most recently as Vice President/General Manager of the commercial Jobsite business. His experience leading global strategic development, creating and executing sales plans, product development and leading engineering development and design efforts will help Melco maintain and grow as the leader in innovative solutions.

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