Firstly the digitizer must understand the design’s requirements that includes the desired size, type of fabric or garment that is needed to be embroidered. Digitizer should also learn how design should be interpreted, the spaces should be left blank to show the background or be covered up with thread. Most importantly digitizer should also know the specific requirements of stitch to match the existing design.
Analyzing the artwork should be the next step of digitizer to check if any editing is required for embroidery or not. Not all logos are designed for print media work good enough for digitizing. Some designs needs modification and some needs simplification to make the design more clear, either by eliminating the outer lines or by making the smaller text enlarged.
After the modification in graphics program of the artwork. The file is used, to create a stitch file, as a template in embroidery program. Then the pathing is decided for the design that on which sequence stitching will work from start to finish. It also affect the timings that how long the design will run on machine during the embroidery process.
After setting the sequence digitizer assign the stitch types to each section of the artwork based on types of stitches which will represent the artwork best. From the underlay stitches to cover the large areas with the fill stitches with the consideration that what type of fill stitch to be used in which direction and from where the fill should start and finish in design. While making these decisions digitizer must keep in mind the type of fabric the design will be embroidered on. Design won’t look same on different fabrics, denim will have a denser look, while the same design on the other fabric can allow the stitches to sink on the fabric.
The push and pull of the fabric is also very essential step in digitizing, the digitizer set how the design should move in machine so the large and small areas are covered properly.
After making all the arrangements digitizer should run a test to see if any adjustment is needed in the digitizing, to give a perfect embroidered digitizing look to the design/logo. readmore