Printwear

2014 Resource Directory

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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20 1 4 M i d - M a rc h Printwear | 31 30 | Printwear M i d - M a rc h 20 1 4 makes the designs denser when spacing is reduced, and up-scaling makes them lighter and more sparse. Straight stitch borders on fills or satins: Like other straight stitch details, the thickness of these borders is not altered when scaling a design. Up-scaling them makes them appear thinner in relation to other elements. Correctly digitized for the smaller size, the compensated fills or satins will exceed the borders in areas where the stitches push. And, in areas where the fill stitches pull, they will be shy of the borders, as manually altering fill shapes is a standard way of preventing push-pull registration problems. When scaled, the ratio of these compensations will likely be wrong. Even if the thickness of the straight-stitched outlines is not an issue, the registration will still require correction. Keep in mind that this is not always true of satin stitch borders—their thickness will scale, as they tend to keep roughly the same amount of overlap by percentage as is seen in the original design, meaning they may not require alteration to keep in register. Very wide satins: Satins measuring How To... Resize embRoideRy The ars Longa Vita Brevis jacket-back design shown at right is a simple single-color piece. however, its simplicity is not suited whatsoever for stitching on headwear, and espe- cially not for a knit hat with very little area for decoration. rather than attempt to pack everything from the jacket into this tiny space, we made the decision to use a let- tering style from the larger piece to create the aLVB design on the knit hat (see below). By creating coordinating pieces, each design is suited to its sub- strate and space, while still maintaining a cohesive style. PW_MidMarch14.indd 30 2/28/14 1:07 PM

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