When learning to use your embroidery digitizing software and or digitizing you will need to know how to work with files and file types when re-sizing etc. Embroidery Files In newer versions for Tajima DGML you can open various types of file format list below ; PXF, POF, PED, KWK, PSF, PCH, EMD, DST, TBF, TCF, EMB, ART, PEC , PES, DSB, DAT SEW, JEF, CND, EXP, PCM, PCS, CSD, PUM, ARC, PAT, T15, XXX, HUS , SHV, VIP , VP3, DSZ.
A question we have been asked many a times on our blog and via our audience. However, we were keen to poll the community and find out exactly which brand you find the best, what better place to do it than here. Please vote on your best embroidery machine and we will update the results to our recent guide to share with our embroidery fanatics!
Printing of labels requires that materials be of the right label and the one that suits the customers and specification. The materials need to have long-lasting and quality prints, with amazing number of colors you need and with the right layout or barcodes. There are numerous number of ways in which labels can be produced, some of which require great equipment although others are just easy, reliable and very convenient to use. These methods or technologies include;
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Embroidery stabilizer is often very confusing, in this blog we hope to enlighten you and help you understand why we use backing and why one doesn't one type work for all garments. Please note backing comes in all shapes and size, from rolls, to cut sheets and may be available in Black for dark fabrics too. When it comes to selecting the type of backing to use for a application its good to know a little about why you should use a certain type of backing. We will try and cover this. There are seve
When looking for an embroidery machine you’ll likely be overwhelmed by long lists of machine parts listed as features. That’s a standard marketing gimmick that most businesses employ – mentioning all the basic components of a product as if they are something special in order to fool people into buying it. And if you’re not familiar with the subject, you can understandably be confused by it.
So, to help you out, here’s a quick list of the main components you can expect to see in a standard, goo
In this blog we will look at preparing the fabric for your designs, and understanding why you should use a particular type of underlay in building a foundation for the machine embroidery design.
There are many names for the basic types of underlay in Pulse products you have several types, including Contour, Parallel , Perpendicular, Zig Zag, Lattice , Full Lattice and Center run.
When no underlay is applied, the embroidery thread making up the satin
Puckering (also known as cupping) is the gathering of material in an embroidery design which results in noticeable mounds of fabric and/or curled embroiderydesigns. This is undesirable in quality stitching and when it occurs, the cause of the problem should be determined and corrected. There are a number of factors which can contribute to puckering and they include:
The embroidery design
Often design stitch densities are simply too high and editing is required to reduce this density. A qua
As with any industry, there can be a wide range of skill levels and common mistakes that can be found. The world of embroidery digitizing is no different. Here are 18 mistakes that you’ll want to avoid to become a world-class embroidery digitizer.
Following the wrong stitch direction
This is one of the biggest mistakes an embroidery digitizer can make as it has such a big impact on the overall quality. Going in the wrong direction is likely to negatively affect the stitch angle and the
You need the following equipment for embroidery designs like this
In the embroidery industry many of us have a closed view of what we can offer, with a little bit of imagination, some troubleshooting and some creativity you can give your designs the illusion of blends and extraordinary detail. I am know master but Tajima Japan has this figured out. Each year they send out a Christmas card that they embroid
Making Custom Thread Charts
In Tajima DG/ML by Pulse there is a number of pre-installed thread charts however there are times where you need to create a custom chart with different thread thickness and or colors
Thread Charts and Thread Palettes
Embroidery Thread charts are a collection of embroidery thread and color information. Tajima DG/ML by Pulse has thread charts ins
NOTE: This chapter will be covering some advanced options for Maestro users, however to the full benefit of this chapter you will the Boring tool, cording tool, for your machine. This tool can be used for decorative stitching, by placing holes in the garment and embroidering around them. You will need to check with your Distributor if your embroidery machine supports the hardware and get the option in you
In the embroidery industry whether you are new or be in the industry for a while. You will be asked to make some embroidery design that might make you wonder how to do that. 3D Puff embroidery design is one topic that I find I get asked about all the time. How do I make my designs stick off the hat .. Well its actually not that difficult, and you only need some basic tools, including the run tool, satin tool and possibly the fill tool.
If you need to just
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I wen to a customers shop over the Holidays and he expressed concern that he was having quite a few thread breaks and other issues of late in his shop, and I wanted to see why, they embroidery designs he has run worked for previously on his equipment and he mention he having a lot of issue now. I got their and he said they added the screen printing business several month ago to their shop and the printing press is very close to the embroidery
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Every embroiderer has been in a situation where an embroidery machine that was running smoothly only a day before, suddenly begins to break the upper or the underthread almost every stitch. Such a problem, in case you eliminate the possibility of mechanical breakage, is connected with certain processes, and also with the quality of the embroidery materials you use in your work. If such a situation occurs, try to solve the problem yourself before calling a service e
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In the apparel decoration we have a wide range of methods to decorate garments with in this blog we are going to give you some insights on changing it up and spice to your designs. We have some general tips on how you can incorporate other decorating methods into your embroidery and still make the embroidery design look great.
Threads and impact
In the apparel decoration shop we normally only use 1 set of needles and 1 type of thread, s
Drop Shadows and Simple Borders
Adding A Drop Shadow
1. Start with a NEW page in your Tajima Pulse version 14
Go to " New File "
Choose " Blank Design"
Click " Ok "
2. Click on your line angle text tool .
3. Enter in the name " John " it should be about 1 inch tall and about 3 inches long or proportional.
4. Now we can add the Drop Shadow,
Select the text on your screen
Go to the properties tab on the right
Scroll down to where it say
Ten Tips for Baseball Cap Embroidery
Embroidery on caps is one of the most challenging tasks, because they have a whole set of special features that render usual embroidery equipment unfit for them.
Use only those caps that will really fit your cap frames. It doesn't matter what you're doing: walking along the street, taking part in a corporate event or even — you never know — supporting you team during a baseball match, you see baseball caps everywhere, and they all look identical to
When you first install Tajima Pulse version 14 you will notice the environment has been changed quite drastically from previous versions in this Blog we will take a look at the new tools and help you turn on some features that will make your life easier.
New Start screen
This start screen is the new landing page for the software, this cannot be turned off or by passed in any way. We will show you some areas that you can access or u
When learning the embroidery digitizing software its important to understand the different type of fonts that are included with your Tajima Pulse Software. In this blog we will cover what the font symbols mean, the limitations and options for the selected fonts.In the above image you will see that there are five distinct icons, lets go through and enlighten you on the font and uses.
(1) The old style font , this style of font's were digitized
When embroidery digitizing or just doing text it very important that you understand trims and locks many times they go hand in hand as often if your applying a trim to a machine embroidery design, you should be applying a lock stitch. Depending on the type of garment the use and your personal preference you can choose to put locks around trim stitches.
Trims A trims is when the machine cuts the thread before moving to anothe
This is a brand option for Tajima DGML by Pulse version 14 users, This allow you to catalog your embroidery fonts, I would recommend that you set them up as they are in the help menu to make it easier to find them. You will need the latest version of Version 14 18.104.22.16867 or newer. This will help you find the style of font for your job and manage your list.
Putting your embroidery fonts into Categories
Spiral Chenille Tool
When you convert artwork to Spiral Chenille ( in Tajima Pulse Maestro embroidery digitizing software) or draw with the tool it will default below;
Spiral Chenille Properties
Order of the stitch types,
Spacing settings between the segments
In the previous Introduction we covered some terminology, and some explanation of the different embroidery stitch types in this section we will look at the settings for those embroidery stitch types.
Chenille General Tab Settings
The General Tab for Lattice Chenille has a section called Before fill, Moss Fill and After fill.
Before the fill you can choos
When working with embroidery designs you will come across some limitations on size of text, this is where some back ground information is very helpful. We will cover which Tajima Pulse Fonts have been digitized for larger sizes, how to make a standard letter larger and other options
When working with text its important to know the limitation of the satin stitch. The maximum stitch length for satin stitches is .50-.54 depending on your embroidery machine, however I recommend no more than .40 i