4 Key Tips: How To Get Good Embroidery Results With Text
It's safe to say that everyone wants to get a good result with their embroidery artwork. However, managing the level of detail within your artwork is an important aspect of embroidery to ensure you are setting yourself up for success. Here's the thing, using text can quickly add a ton of small details, which can lead to challenges in getting artwork approved and a clean result for your finished products. Follow these tips to ensure you are creating text within your artwork that will get a great result for your embroidery. 🚀🚀🚀
Use The Right Font Type
The type of font you use will dictate how good of a result you get. There are 3 primary categories of fonts and we have ranked them for you below, from best to worst.
|Script fonts typically connect letters together||Great choice||The connected letters have less starts and stops in the file, so the letters can be embroidered as one long continuous shape. Alignment of lettering is easily achieved.|
|Sans Serif fonts have simple characters||Ok Choice||Letters have minimal details so can be easily constructed with stitching.|
Serif characters have ornamental "caps" on the ends of letters
The additional caps, make letter spacing challenging and can result in jumbling and mixing of letters. Reduced legibility. Increase kerning if absolutely required.
Increase Kerning Of Text
Kerning is the space that you allow between your text. In general, increasing the space between your text will lead to a better finished result in embroidery. You don't need to over do it, but a few extra spaces can go a long way. By increasing the kerning you are adding extra margin around each letter, which helps give extra space incase there is minimal pulling of the fabric, it will not distort letters around it.
Keep Font Sizes Large
Don't Embroider Text Directly On Products With Texture
While beanies and chunky knit beanies, maybe begging for an awesome embroidery, we don't recommend using text with direct embroidery. These products have a lot of texture in them, which can create lumpiness to how text is embroidered. For example, a letter may cross a "chunk" in the knit and which will make it appear "off." Additionally, loose knit products tend to stretch when worn and the stretch is somewhat unpredictable and could lead to lettering also looking off. The more professional way to add text to beanies is to apply the text to a smooth material that doesn't stretch, like a woven label or embroidered patch. Using a woven label or embroidered patch will ensure you get great results every time.
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