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Black Dog Printing

12 N 9th St

Richmond, IN 47374

open

Mon-Fri 12-5

Sat 12-4

Sun Closed

2020 BlackDogPrintingLLC

Embroidery

We do not offfer rush services on embroidery.  Services may take 7 - 14 working days

TAJIMA EMBROIDERY MACHINES
Tajima produces world-standard embroidery
machines with high-level technical capabilities. Our
current daily embroidery capacity is 15000+ items.


ROBISON-ANTON THREAD
We use high-quality Super Brite Polyester (40Wt)
thread, available in 15 standard colors at a flat rate.
Specialty colors
The entire Robison-Anton line of 450 colors is
available for an additional $0.50 per color per item.

Preparing your design files

 DIGITIZING ARTWORK
Digitizing artwork is the computerized technique of turning a
design image into an embroidery program. Special software is
used to create plotting commands for the embroidery machine.
These commands create a roadmap for stitching execution.

REQUIRED FILES

We require digitized artwork in .dst (Data Stitch Tajima) format for all embroidery orders.  We can digitize your files for you for a one time $15.00 fee.  Your file will be saved for any future re-orders.

15 STANDARD COLORS

• Snow White 5597
• Black 5596
• PN Navy 5824
• Blue 5520
• Radiant Red 5566
• Manila 5766
• Vanessa Purple 9057
• Dark Texas Orange 5769

 

• Kelly Green 5540
• Otter Gray 9115
• TH Gold 5906
• Warm Wine 5796
• Scholastic 5765
• Gray Flannel 9117
• Cerulean 5801

To ensure your embroidery designs are accurately executed and yield the results you desire, follow our guidelines closely. We have a wide selection of products for embroidery with varying print specifications. We currently offer custom embroidery for polos shirts and hats.

PRINT SIZES & LOCATIONS

Ball Caps
Variety of styles available in every popular color
MAX PRINT SIZE: 4”x 2.4”
LOCATIONS: Front panel

Classic Polos

Short sleeve and long sleeve polo shirts from top brands  PRINT SIZES: 4.5”x 4.5”, 3”x 3” LOCATIONS: Right/left chest, right/left sleeve

DISPLAYING TEXT IN YOUR DESIGN
When it comes to executing accurate stitching and preserving detail, being conscious of how your text is displayed in your design goes a long way. Here are some basic guidelines for text.

TEXT SIZE

To optimize legibility, avoid using letter sizes less than 5mm or 0.2” when displaying text. A maximum of 20 letters per line is recommended.

TEXT WIDTH

The minimum recommended line thickness for text characters is 0.05''. For thinner lines, a run stitch will be executed (single line of stitching).

FONT & FORMAT

Script or serif fonts are not
recommended for text 0.5” or
smaller. Capitalized letters in a
sans serif fonts usually produces
the best results.

During embroidery, using distressed or textured graphics may result in loss of detail depending on the size and nature of the texture included.

EMBROIDERY TIP:

Consider removing textures in your design to preserve detail. Print a sample if you do decide to leave textures in artwork.

Keep your design basic

SIMPLIFYING
YOUR DESIGN

Complicated designs with borders, backgrounds, and secondary
text can create problems and get

expensive very quickly. 

Solid colors are required

MODIFYING GRADIENTS

Gradients are impossible to accurately replicate with embroidery. In order to prepare designs featuring gradients for stitching, colors must be divided or substituted for a solid color.

Empty space complicates embroidery

MODIFYING
NEGATIVE SPACE

Empty spaces in your design can create problems during embroidery. Negative space, not to be confused with transparent backgrounds, adversely affects stitching accuracy.