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Welcome to the Melco Blog! Here you will find articles about embroidery machine technology, direct to garment printing, t-shirt printing, embroidery business tips, and much more. These blog posts are written by Melco trainers, embroidery applications experts, and business experts. 

 

commercial embroidery machine

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.

embroidery machine and heat transfer design

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.

Circle of colored spools

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.

embroidery machine techniques

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?

machine embroidery design

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.

embroidery machine 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 in

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